Friday, October 03, 2008

Brave Dads

Desmond is now 9 pounds! Good growth from his birth weight of 7 lbs. 11 oz.

I'm discovering there are a lot of great things about the way that husbands take care of babies. Peter is willing to do a test run at all the things that scare me. He was the first to cut Desmond's fingernails, to give him a bath, to burp him vigorously, swaddle him tightly etc. Basically, if there's a task that intimidates me, Peter steps up to the plate and tries it first. I'm so grateful I don't have to do this parenting thing alone!


Leah said...

What a sweet face--I want to squeeze his cheeks! Glad to see you guys are doing well. :)

~megan said...

what?! is that an Ace bandage??? lol. you rock.

Katharine said...

Man - I didn't think anyone would notice. Yeah, it's an Ace bandage. When he's particularly squirmy it's a good way to keep the swaddle secured. At least we're not using duct tape like one family recommended!