No time to walk your precious furbabies A Baby Comes Home HUSH LITTLE BABY DON T YOU CRY BARRETT ROBERT BORN FEBRUARY 17 2012 22 inches 7 lbs 15oz
No time to walk your precious furbabies   A Baby Comes Home  HUSH LITTLE BABY  DON T YOU CRY  BARRETT ROBERT BORN FEBRUARY...
It s a love story One that begins with Once Upon a Time But right now we re at the part that reads The day they brought their baby home A sleeping newborn baby is the single most lovely thing in the world Nothing matches it neither rainbow nor moonbeam nor pile of kittens And today this particular tiny baby unaware of the monumental preparations conducted for months on behalf of his arrival leaves the hospital wrapped deep in blankets tucked into his mother s arms They are flanked by a well meaning hospital volunteer who hands over a parting gift of one pack of newborn diapers and reminds the dazed mommy to buckle the baby in The daddy triple checks all the straps fully prepared for this moment having already memorized the instruction manual and came just short of conducting a test run with a watermelon strapped into the infant sized bucket seat A bevy of balloons trails behind the new parents and bounce cheerfully around the new mommy as she settles into the backseat beside her baby while the daddy crawls slowly down the 6 lane highway passed by every single car Then after 28 miles and 9 months home The mommy looks down at the baby his hand tightly wrapped around her finger and thinks He s my very own It s all heartpoundingly perfect
It   s a love story. One that begins with    Once Upon a Time.      But right now,   we   re at the part that reads,    Th...
After home is achieved the next pressing obstacle presents itself What next The mommy looks around in sleepy confusion at the amount of options available for this 7 pound creature The swing in the corner the bouncy seat in the other corner the bassinet the crib the Moses basket the miracle blanket the spare miracle blanket the baby bathtub the play gym mat the stroller the jogging stroller Eventually the baby stays right where he is in his car seat gingerly placed in the middle of the very large very sturdy table which the mommy and the daddy stare at nervously for 10 minutes When it s clear he is safe sleeping and not embarking on any infant activity categorized as a baby book recordable first the daddy goes to unload the car and the mommy looks around for something practical something purposeful a new mommy should do Having washed every conceivable surface and vacuumed every imaginable corner in the week before the birth at the behest of invisible but powerfully thorough alien forces she weighs the silence the newness the shift in the air of their home She leans close to his mouth to make sure he is breathing And he stirs
After home is achieved, the next pressing obstacle presents itself     What next     The mommy looks around in sleepy conf...
Newly purposed she lifts him out of the car seat and sinks delicately with him into the couch then watches his every flicker of movement with almost unblinking awe The daddy gets her a big glass of water takes her picture holds his son for 7 minutes until she can stand it no longer and grabs him gently back rubs her shoulders changes a diaper changes two more makes her dinner Then he sits beside her and they hold their baby Hours pass this way It s a night that she ll remember forever It s a love story One that ends with Happily Ever After But right now we re at the part that reads The day after they brought their baby home And their story forever changed turns the page
Newly purposed, she lifts him out of the car-seat and sinks delicately with him into the couch, then watches his every fli...