• Our six-week-old baby has settled into a routine of sorts. | Séamas O'Reilly

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    But her parents are both in a state of high alert My baby daughter is awake, so that's something. This is, you see, what parents and their kind friends refer to as being ‘alert', the faint praise that forms the bedrock of every newborn parent's suffering id. ‘She's so alert,' we say, for want of anything else. She has many admirable qualities. She's extremely cute, certainly, and well... I'm sure other things will occur to me as I go on, leave it with me. But for now, she's awake and not crying, so we're patting ourselves on the back, since this is a rare and delightful occurrence. Her...
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