The endless cry went on through the night while I need to sleep to recharge my energy. I had to work 8-hour straight in the morning. It’s an arrogance and selfish act if I ignored my partner who fronting the baby alone. Then, I woke up and do what every father should do to assist his wife in soothing the baby cry.
Do nothing. Sometimes your partner don’t want you to do anything stupid. Just sit and wait for the instruction. Since your partner is cruising the ship, you should listen when asked for help.
Often my wife ask me if I can soothe out the baby cry, so my take my daughter off of her hand, do the back and forth in the hall room, tickle her feet, and put her on my shoulder for her to burp. I feel my role in taking care of newborn is minor but I should show the sign I always here for her.
Give a smile to her.. and your baby. Nurturing the newborn requires a hard work. I see my wife exhausted easily when she tries to provide what my daughter demanded. If compared with my first child, this one is a little bit harder to take care of.
My daughter needs to be hugged all the time, she will scream if she notices there’s no hand beside her. In her heart, my partner needs me to think positively towards babysit our newborn baby. Throwing a smile at her when she needed give a lot of relief after putting her strengths to sleep her baby.
If you partner didn’t seem to ask for your assistance, make your move and offer her your help. I always in my opinion that my wife always thought herself as a supermom, that she can do anything superbly. She can do it alone with her superpower without any help. Well, every superhero has weaknesses.
Don’t believe me? Explain what is Kryptonite. Not only that, sometime superhero needs to get reinforcement to kick the bad guys off the street. So, don’t hesitate to help your partner.
It reminds how I hard felt when the first time I was gifted with a baby; A black cloud of tiresome cloaking my body, I slept on my desk every 10 minutes., I could see black rings encircled my eyes in the mirror.
Although I haven’t enough sleeping lately, which doing that may contributes the risk of dying early, I feel good about it. For the sake of my baby, I really don’t mind.
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