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First Night


Our first night with the baby

Baby: “WAAAAH!”

Me: (Distracted, surprised, amused and harrowed) “Google never said a baby can poop, throw up, fart and pee at the same moment!”

Baby: “WAAAAAH!”

Him: (Accusingly) “You don’t know a thing about babies!”


Me: (Accusing back) “Do you?”

Him: (Sigh) “How do we clean her now that she is covered with muck all over?”

Me: “Bathe her?”


Him: “But it is 3 am and it is cold!

Me: (Sigh)“Let’s ask your mom!”


Him: “But it is 3 am…How do we clean her?”


Me: (Sigh) “Let me wipe her.”


Him: (Sigh) “You try comforting her. I’ll wipe.”

-Dedicated to all parents who brave the uncharted waters, including mine


I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at or through my Facebook page

11 thoughts on “First Night

    1. 😀 That sums up my and husband’s feelings pretty clearly. None of us had ever held a baby in our arms before. We didn’t how to hold her, or cover the baby properly, or change diapers, or clean up when she threw up, or even feed her. Whew! Nearly 3 years and we’re still learning!

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