Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sleepy Little Baby
We visited Jenn, Terry and little Baby Jack in the hospital this afternoon.
We learned that the midnight staff insisted that Jenn nurse her baby boy even though he was sleeping soundly. So Jenn and Terry played wake him up and shake him up early in the morning. Baby Jack didn't budge or open an eye. Then Jenn decided to take off his swaddling blanket and little outfit in hopes of getting him to wake up to nurse. Well, that didn't work either. Baby Jack was sawing logs. So Jenn and Terry finally gave up and told the nurse that it ain't going to happen at 2:00 A.M. My comment after hearing this story was this: Haven't you heard the proverb about letting sleeping dogs and newborn babies lie?
The baby books say that newborn babies sleep an average of 17 hours a day. Baby Jack must be like the average baby because he slept thru our entire visit, a diaper change and the drawing of a vial of blood! But I swear that this newborn was having dreams. The expressions on his face were priceless. Of course, he could have been having nightmares too because this morning he was circumcised. Poor baby! Baby Jack, tomorrow will be better because I think you get to go home to that beautiful living seas nursery that's waiting just for you.