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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Friendly Fatherly Advice

If you are a new father like myself, or even planning to be one in the near future, i strongly recommend you get familiarized with a couple of baby lullabies. Or else you will find yourself (like yours truly) and in an attempt to get your baby to sleep at 3 am, humming the theme song of this.

8 Comments:

  • this may help.

    By Blogger Harsha, at March 4, 2006 at 11:39 AM  

  • Prof....I am sorry to say this, I know she is tiny and cute and ...and....but take it from a pro here.....Feed her, wind her, kiss her, and lay her down to sleep. Or you will end up like I did, wondering why my 5 year old could not sleep without me there. She will cry (and her lungs will amaze you)....but it is good for her. Strengthen her soul I believe.
    Go for it.

    By Blogger CG, at March 4, 2006 at 1:42 PM  

  • If the singing don't work...buy her the ultimate crib ornament.

    http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN911830

    or perhaps the father is more likely to appreciate it...

    By Blogger marwan, at March 4, 2006 at 4:24 PM  

  • I think it's important to consider this new responnsability, but it's "the sunnah" of the life.
    Take it easy

    By Blogger M2K, at March 4, 2006 at 7:56 PM  

  • Dude...from a Mother: Whatever works, use it. She doesn't know what you are saying; its all babble.

    By Blogger sheikha cheryl, at March 4, 2006 at 8:42 PM  

  • Harsha: thanks for the suggestion, sounds like a good read

    cg: you are 100% correct, this is what my mom tells me; not to get her used to being carried around all the time.

    marwan: glad to see you back mate :)

    m2k: thank you for your visit.

    nomad camels: true, you should hear the lyrics i make up along the way :) :)

    By Blogger moryarti, at March 5, 2006 at 8:50 AM  

  • Motherly advice: why dosent anyone get really honest with a mother to be?? why is everyone like awwww that's so nice, .. There has to be something like 'Mom to be boot camp', and the sessions should be something like this:

    1:00 am - wake up to a screaming baby
    1:05 am - change nappy and watch out if baby is tricky - he/she might decide to give u a shower!!
    1:10 am - 3:15 am - feed and burp baby 'hoping there is no throw ups in between'
    3:18 am - baby finally sleeps

    3:30 am - get the poor mother to sleep, when baby decides she still has gas in her little tummy ..

    then again at 6:30 am.. the whole thing starts again

    Now what would mothers to be learn from such a boot camp:
    1. Sleeping for 3 straight hours is somethinhg they should thank god is even happening!
    2. Taking a shower every day is IMPOSSIBLE
    3. Smelling like lavender and strawberry is out of the question
    4. Buy a good cream for the dark circles under the eyes
    5. Having long, nice, french manicured nails is a far fetched dream
    6. Their nice luxury cars will turn into a zoo
    7. And last but not least, no matter how many times their husbands say it dosent show, or i can barely notice them, The STRETCH Marks are hideous!
    .
    .
    ..
    ...
    ....
    Yet, the one thing mothers to be should count on, is that one simple smile from their little one ... would make them forget all of the above, and repeat them gladly..

    PS: I have no clue if this comment has anything to do with what my dear Mr. M (who is finally sleeping..Yayyyyy) has posted but hey i think i have the right to nag!!!

    By Anonymous mrs.moryarti, at March 8, 2006 at 3:36 AM  

  • Atta Mom!!

    By Blogger Harsha, at March 8, 2006 at 9:58 AM  

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