Thursday, February 22, 2007

I Do Love the Little Girl

Some folks have reminded me that I also have a wife and a new daughter.

Doss has been the focal point of the last few posts because he has needed the greatest number of positive thoughts from the largest group of people.

Jorja, on the other hand, has been getting a lot of personal attention directly from her parents.

Particularly her daddy.

And just to prove my point, I’ve slept a total of four hours this week; and last night was especially tough. Jorja wouldn’t take the boob and would cry inconsolably in 10 minute spurts. P.Pie wasn’t strong enough to hustle out of bed and pick Jorja up out of the bassinet.

So daddy would jump up off the fold-out couch, deliver her to mommy, and return to the couch, then do it in reverse when she wouldn’t eat.

The night nurse offered to take her to the nursery so we could catch a few winks. But what good is that? Handing my baby girl off to a caretaker doesn’t teach me how to fix the problem when it happens at home.

So we worked through it. We worked through it during the night and I went to work the next morning.

Hey, it’s what a daddy does.

So for those of you that thought of my daughter while also thinking of my son – thanks.

But you didn’t need to worry about her; I’m showing my love for her too.

She’s daddy’s little girl.

[ed. note: mommy and daughter worked on the boob thing while I was at work; they've gotten it down.]

13 Comments:

Blogger mama speak said...

On the boob thing....everyone I know says its sucks for EIGHT WEEKS. That's a long time to do something you're not having fun with, so tell P. Pie not to get discouraged, but if she really wants to stick with it then know it will get better, but probably not right away. Once you guys work that part out your little ones will find something new to stress you out over. I'm on my 9th month with kid #2 and it really is one of the best things on earth--it's nature's way of making you sit and slow down to enjoy you child. Now all of you, "GET SOME SLEEP!!!"

2/23/2007 2:01 AM  
Anonymous Kaz said...

Kudos to you for working through it (you're a stronger man than I am!), but I think the purpose of the night nurse is so you can get some sleep after a tiring experience so that you can learn to work through it when well rested... at least that's the way I looked at it.

But then, my wife had already been up, like 30+ hrs after the birth (not all labor, but awake that long).

btw - I thought you got a haircut? Hippy! ;)

2/23/2007 4:22 AM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

With my first baby, I didn't send her to the nursery at night. My twins I sent the second night because I was exhausted! I figured once I got home, there would be no break for me (I had a two year old in addition to the twins) so I wanted to sleep while I could. Whatever you choose to do will be fine. Twins are hard work! I'll still be thinking of your son and hoping he turns around fast. Every time my son has been in the hospital, they are amazed at how quick he gets better once he turns the corner.

Your babies are beautiful!

2/23/2007 7:19 AM  
Blogger dadinprogress said...

Rob, congrats to you and your wife on the new arrivals! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and hope you're all home soon. Enjoy every minute of them right now because you'll wake up what seems like tomorrow and they'll be in first grade losing teeth and singing the k-i-s-s-i-n-g song they learned on the bus. Cheers!

2/23/2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger Denver Dad said...

Wow! A lot happens when you've got your head down and are away from the blogs!

Congratulations! There will be days when it doesn't feel like it, but every day is better than the day before it, as a parent. I'm serious about that. Enjoy it.

I hope Doss gets to feeling better very soon. Take care of your family, enjoy them, and take care of yourself. It's no fun when the adrenaline wears off, so be ready for it.

You'll need to let me buy you a beer.

2/23/2007 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Sparkle Barbie said...

Hi Rob~

We have been checking the blog daily to keep tabs on our neice and nephew. It's amazing how similar they look like Miss B. If it helps you any, I breast fed her for 17 days with out knowing that I had a breast infection that made me feel like I was going to die.

Kisses

2/23/2007 11:15 AM  
Blogger honglien123 said...

P.Pie and the babies are lucky to have you and that's nice that they let you stay at the hospital with them. When I gave birth, except for the first night, my husband was kicked out after visiting hours.

You're doing great. I think we all knew you'd be a wonderful father considering all the great posts before the birth of your babies. But like Denver Dad says, don't forget to take care of yourself. It will be bad when the adrenaline wears off.

I love the pictures of the babies. They're both so very cute and Doss definitely looks like a little fighter. You're so very blessed.

2/23/2007 2:10 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Tell your wife congratulations on getting the nursing dance down with Jorja. Nursing twins is a challenge - heck, nursing is a challenge - but it is worth it in the long run!

2/23/2007 2:37 PM  
Anonymous croutonboy said...

Hey man, belated congratulations!

2/23/2007 3:03 PM  
Blogger Hostile in Ohio said...

Great on the boob thing!! WTG!!!

Some people say that twins who get separated tend to spend more time crying...

It's possible that she is missing him. She's used to having him right there...you know?

Anyway, it's probably a silly twin-stition (like a superstition).

You're being a GREAT daddy!!!

2/23/2007 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Gidge said...

OH.....I can almost smell her from here.
I love new baby smell..........

2/23/2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Kila said...

I hope nursing continues to go well! My first two boys did great right from the start, but it took eight long weeks for my third boy to learn how to nurse correctly. It's OK to bottle feed sometimes to let mom heal if she gets too sore.

I'll be praying for Doss. Glad to hear Jorja is doing so well!

Love your new haircut!

2/25/2007 9:29 AM  
Anonymous golly/lolly said...

That poor child looks just like her dad! (minus the facial hair, thank heavens!)

2/26/2007 2:27 PM  

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