Babies are easier than toddlers. Really…here is what I have so far:
1. You don’t throw out your back, carrying around a baby.
2. [Setting: Post feeding, patting baby’s back] You can let your husband say ridiculous things to the baby, like “Don’t be selfish. Give me your burp.”
3. You can say things to a baby like “You poor bastard”, and not worry about them repeating what you say.
It’s a pretty short list. In all truthfulness, I haven’t convinced myself yet.
In other news, Ben’s due date is tomorrow. The little man, born 8 weeks early at just over 3 1/2 lbs will weigh in at 9 1/2 lbs. Whoo hoo!
Paradoxically, he is a very tiny, super-chubby baby.
He’s relatively easy.
Maybe I can come up with supporting reasons 4 through 10, during one of our nightly feedings.