Finn, side effects of motherhood

Fun things to do with a newborn

Everyone knows that newborns aren’t very much fun. They’re tiny and fragile and frankly, kind of boring.

With Finn, I do my super-enthusiastic baby talk like “HEYYYYYY, HOW’S MOMMA’S HANDSOME LITTLE BOY DOING TODAY?”  and he just stares at me briefly before stifling a yawn. At least when I do that to the bigger kids, they bother to patronize me with a “I’m playing toys, ok bye.”

So after having spent so much time with staring at a tiny baby (there are only so many times I can make googly eyes before losing my mind), I’ve came up with some fun stuff to do. Fun for me, at least.

1. Reenact the head-flopping scene of Marion Cotillard in The Dark Knight Rises. (also known as the worst death ever – ok see 1:55 of this video).

2. Do the kissy-kissy.

This is the only time they’ll let you kiss them for as long as you want – make the most of it. Once they gain mobility, they’ll be off and running after 3 kisses.

3. Make them really tired. Like crazy kind of tired.

Why? Because it’s funny when they’re trying hard not to fall asleep and their eyes start to roll back into their head while you’re like “WAKEY WAKEY SWEETHEART!!” Also, it’s payback for all the nights he kept me up wanting to play.

And as a bonus, if you do this right, they’ll sleep like a baby in the middle of the night.

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  • Reply cardigal October 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Hee Hee Hee, that’s funny, trying not to let them fall asleep. But that’s provided they don’t wail the house down when you disturb them from sleeping. :p

    • Reply Daphne October 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Excellent point! Good thing Finn doesn’t get screamy when he’s tired. He just lets his eyes roll into his head and falls asleep. He doesn’t stir even when the two bigger ones are yelling at him to wake up.

  • Reply Elaine October 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    We all need more good ideas like these. I remember for the first year not knowing what to do with Sophia, then all of a sudden she was ordering me around! Maybe if I had been more in control she wouldn’t feel like she needs to bossily take charge.
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    • Reply Daphne October 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Yeah after the first year it starts to get a lot more fun. I actually am looking forward to the day Finn is big enough to order me around. :)

  • Reply Abby October 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Agree on the kissing part. Just for your infor baby’s feet are nice to kiss too. My pre-natal class nurse especially reminded us to kiss our new born’s feet, “the only feet on earth which is not smelly” according to her. And I tested, it is correct
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    • Reply Daphne October 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Hahahha so true. I tried kissing Truett’s toes not too long ago and I could make out the distinct smell of salted fish. Maybe I shouldn’t have done it after he came back from the playground.

  • Reply SengkangBabies October 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I miss my babies’ smell. Now only got smelly sweat glands :(
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    • Reply Daphne October 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Andy, make another one!! Go for five heh.

  • Reply Geraldine October 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I miss the kissy-kissies! My kid is not walking yet so I can still blow into his tummy without much resistance, but he surely knows how to turn away promptly when kisses are demanded. LOL! Finn is looking great there!
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    • Reply Daphne October 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

      So cute! Make the most of it while it still lasts :)

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