My wife is pregnant again, and has been for about four months now. Just recently, we found out that the little peanut is a boy, which is very exciting. A boy means that our firstborn will have a younger brother to punch and wrestle with and that the two of them will be able to get into tussles together. Very exciting stuff.
Because I love lists, here’s a list of some of the things I’m looking forward to with this new little one.
- Swaddling. When our first boy was born, I was the master of the swaddler. I know that there are people of differing opinion as to whether or not to swaddle, and that is fine. My first was swaddled like a Russian stacking doll, and he liked it. I look forward to holding my little football-shaped baby.
- Burping. Gross I know, but there’s something special about holding a tiny little person on your knee and patting his back while he gently burps up the “extra.”
- Sleeping. Here I’m not really referring to my own sleeping, as much as the newborn sleeping in my lap or on my chest. Rarely does one feel more useful than when he cradles a sleeping newborn.
I’m excited for the little guy’s arrival. Bring on the burp cloths!