10/16/2006

Paternity Log 2.1 - Comments

Thanks for the supportive words, guys! Really, wailing with a cause doesn't distress me much. On Friday, I was more pissed at myself for presenting TW with the image of wailing baby as she left for her first day back at work. Not what she needed.

What really drives me up a wall is wailing with no apparent cause. I think it's a guy thing, or maybe it's related to being in the sciences. I want everything to have an assignable cause. When 7 out of 8 wailing episodes have a cause (hunger, messy diaper, overheating, etc.) the remaining one in eight that appears randomly generated makes me crazy...-er... crazier.

But inspired by the pharmaceutical industry, I'm learning to stop searching for a cause on those, and instead search for a way to relieve the symptom (i.e. the wailing). Now, if I can only find a way to profit financially from this mindset, I'll be set!

2 comments:

Libel Leak said...

Wailing with no apparent cause is usually the most difficult part of parenting an infant to deal with. Do what you can, take some deep breaths, walk away if needed... it will resolve itself & TB will calm down. You will find your groove with TB before you know it. Kudos like the others about paternity leave... not an easy situation, but it will pay for itself in gold for each moment you have together!

BA said...

The wailing used to bother me as well. But it really doesn't get me that wound up any more. Sometimes they just cry. There's nothing you can do about it. I realize we're not that close but if you ever need a break you can bring them up here and throw them on the pile. :-)

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