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Boss Baby! – Diary of a 2 Weeks Old Baby


April 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Diary of a Baby


Boss Baby! – Diary of a 2-Weeks-Old Baby | Baby & Beyond

This post is part of a series of posts I am writing titled Diary of a Baby chronicling the candid confessions of a baby from 0 to 2 years old.

You can read the previous post in the series here: A Whole New World – Diary of a Newborn Baby

You can find the entire series here: Diary of a Baby


Age: 2 weeks old baby

 

Hey there Diary!

 

I don’t know what I was complaining about the other day. Life is good! I’ve got these adults wrapped around my little finger.

 

Ok so there was a bit of drama last week. The first few days were good. I was surrounded by all these lovely nurse ladies who seemed to understand me and what I needed when I needed it.

 

Then one day all the friendly nurse ladies suddenly disappeared and I came to a new place where only Mamma, Papa and a few other adults are around. At first Mamma and Papa seemed completely overwhelmed and lost. They just didn’t seem to “get” me. Like when I was crying because I was cold, they would try to feed me and when I was crying because I was hungry they would think I need a diaper change. *sigh* I was like “Hello, where is my staff? Someone beckon my nurses please!” But after a day or so they seemed to settle in and things fell into place. I think they’ve slowly started to figure me out.

 

Boss Baby - Diary of a 2-weeks-old Baby | Baby & Beyond

Yes this was our reaction on our first day home. I think we both just thought “Oh dear, what have I gotten myself into?! Someone please call those friendly nurses back!!

 

In fact they seem really eager to please, they’re at my beck and call 24/7. All I have to do is utter a little sound and Mamma comes ready to give me some yummy mum-mum or Papa gets ready to change my diaper. In fact they have an alarm system set up to wake up every 2 hours at night and feed me. I’m not kidding about the 24/7-at-my-beck-and-call thing! And then they meticulously keep a track of how many times and for how long I drank mum-mum. Gosh being a new parent must be so exhausting!

 

Boss Baby - Diary of a 2-weeks-old Baby | Baby & Beyond

Errrm…what is going on here? Exactly who was supposed to be putting whom to sleep??

 

Speaking of diapers, there’s this fun trick I pull on Papa. I fill up my diaper with pee and wait for him to change me. And just when he’s done putting on a fresh diaper and washing his hands, I go on and poop and he has to go about the whole process all over again. Ha ha…its fun!

 

I have visitors all day.. I’m liking all the attention and all, but I wish they would quit taking me away from Mamma and pulling my cheeks. I’m not a ball of dough you know! And why are cooing and talking gibberish at me. Don’t they speak English? Do I have to learn a new language too?

 

Anyway I’ve been up for a whole 30 mins now. It must be siesta time somewhere in the world right? Let me summon the mum-mum. Catch you later.

 

– Boss Baby

 

Boss Baby! – Diary of a 2-Weeks-Old Baby | Baby & Beyond

Boss Baby! – Diary of a 2-Weeks-Old Baby | Baby & Beyond


Who can forget how utterly perplexing and overwhelming the first few days of parenthood can be! Our first night home with Baby N, we felt so lost and clueless, we just wanted to run back to the hospital.

And he’s not kidding there about the system we had in place to monitor his feeds. We were completely obsessed with keeping track of his feed timings, down to the exact minute. At the end of the day the nursing time was totaled and tracked by how much it had increased or decreased from the previous day. A sudden spike or drop, an increase or decrease in the intervals between feeds, led to frantic Googling and stressing.

This madness went on for the entire first 2 months. Thankfully at some point I realised that I need to just trust my baby and my body. Babies know just how much milk they need and when they need it. Once I learnt to relax and go with the flow, breastfeeding was much more natural and easy. But I still look back at this diary and laugh at how much analytics we put into the whole thing…what do you expect from 2 consultants after all 😂

You can read all about this madness in the Insta post I had done some time back. Also you can read the next post in this series here: Change is the Only Constant – Diary of a One Month Old Baby.

One of the earliest things I remember being told about breastfeeding was that baby would nurse 15-20 mins on one side, followed by a 5 min break to burp and then 10-15 mins on the other side. I'm sure this was just mentioned as a general guideline, but my husband and I went nuts over it. I mean full-blown obsessed! . The picture you see is the"accounts" we maintained after every feeding session. You can see it is accurate down to the exact minute, including which side as well. This went on throughout the night…notice 4:35 – 4:43! That little digital clock was my constant companion at all times. At the end of the day the nursing time was totaled (notice the meticulous additions in the margins) and tracked by how much it has increased or decreased from the previous day. A sudden spike or drop, an increase or decrease in the intervals between feeds, led to frantic Googling and stressing. . This madness went on for the entire first 2 months. Thankfully at some point I realised that I need to just trust my baby and my body. Babies know just how much milk they need and when they need it. Once I learnt to relax and go with the flow, breastfeeding was much more natural and easy. But I still look back at this diary and laugh at how much analytics we put into the whole thing…what do you expect from 2 consultants after all 😂 . @wearerealmoms #wearerealmoms #warm_aug2017 #wbw #wbw2017 #worldbreastfeedingweek #worldbreastfeedingmonth #worldbreastfeedingweek2017 #freakyfriday #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmyths #momstagram #funnybuttrue

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  1. Aesha shah said on April 2, 2018 11:03 am:

    Thank God for this post Mahak. I had an excel sheet & a diagram to understand the feed & sleep timings . I thought I was the only one so obsessed about it. After these years I used to think I had completely lost it. I am glad I have other parents for company.
    And the boss baby is super cute. They love sending us summons at every old time – Babies and their antics !!

    1. Baby & Beyond said on April 2, 2018 11:10 am:

      Haha I remember you had told me about the excel sheet. We also had another system to keep track of his pees and poops. And we proudly showed it to the paed and I’m pretty sure she was trying hard to control her laughter 😁😁

  2. Nayantara said on April 2, 2018 6:45 pm:

    How adorable is that pic of N and N. Just yesterday I took out the ipad and saw all these apps for baby tracking and I was like whatttt. Things parenthood does to you.

  3. Tamanna said on April 2, 2018 9:17 pm:

    OMG, hahahahahaha. I can’t stop laughing. I kept track of pee and poop. And if Cookie pooped in the middle of the night, it was duly updated as well. So much for being new parents and technology

    1. Baby & Beyond said on April 2, 2018 9:19 pm:

      Haha ya we had a separate page for pee and poop too…we used the good old tally marks method. 4 lines and a slash 😂😂

    2. Baby & Beyond said on April 2, 2018 9:21 pm:

      Haha we had a page for pee and poop too. We used good old tally marks method.. 4 lines and a slash. And we used to guage the weight of the diaper to guess how many pees 😂😂

  4. wowparenting.com said on April 3, 2018 12:40 am:

    Great post and what a perspective. enjoyed thoroughly!

    1. Baby & Beyond said on April 3, 2018 7:22 am:

      Thank you!

  5. Anchal said on April 3, 2018 5:25 pm:

    Great time troubling papa 🙂 Good going N 🙂

  6. Surbhi said on April 11, 2018 9:36 am:

    Hahaha!! I had an app for tracking feeding schedule and feed duration. I also had several apps to determine what to expect every day from a newborn baby. Now I think I totally lost it. This is a good read.

    1. Baby & Beyond said on April 11, 2018 12:16 pm:

      We have all been through that phase 😂