Isaac, Month Two

Isaac is almost two months old now! He’s been growing and sleeping and pooping and looking a lot at the overhead fans around our house. Maybe they’re the most interesting things to look at when we cradle him in our arms (I like to think our faces are a close second).

One thing I’m noticing about these baby photos and baby photos in general is they never seem to quite capture the hectic energy of trying to take care of a crying infant while struggling with breastfeeding and cooking and cleaning on little sleep. Or that feeling of desperation when you have him cradled in your hands and you have to scratch your nose or go to the bathroom and you wonder if it’s worth the risk of waking him up. Or that fatigue that sets in when you realize the only way to calm him is to do these mini squats with your legs bouncing him up and down and your legs feel like they just went up 10 flights of steps (even as the Aranda Center Squat champion of 2013). Mommy and I tried to do it on our own for the first month but we were running out of steam and now my mom is coming regularly on weekdays. It’s really nice for us both to be able to take a breather from things and not feel guilty that we’re burdening each other.

I have been able to run errands and escape the house here and there. I got a few teeth fillings the other day and all I could think about was holding Isaac and all his funny blank expressions.


  • Vashti

    July 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm Reply

    You’ve summed it up well 🙂 ive held my pee for hours before in order to let Jasmine sleep. Congrats on making it to 2 months! Sure does fly by when it’s someone else’s baby. Also, congrats on being squat champ…i had no idea!

    • theo

      July 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply

      Thanks! Allen came in second in the squat contest :).

      I definitely view parents differently now…

  • Joyce Chang

    August 4, 2017 at 2:43 am Reply

    I loved reading this update and seeing the photos. Parenting definitely sounds challenging but also super special. I can’t wait to meet Isaac.

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