Monday, January 22, 2007

Parents for a night

This weekend was one of our biggest (and funnest) adventures as newlyweds. We had the opportunity to be parents for a night as we watched our niece Gianna Saturday night through Sunday morning. It was so much fun to watch her, and ended up being Baby 101 for Lew. Since Lew really didn't have any experience with babies I decided to let him try to do as much as he could so he could learn a little bit about taking care of a baby. It was so sweet to watch him with Gianna. He was very gentle and did such a good job with all the little tasks I gave him. See the pictures below which capture all of his new learning experiences.


Learning how to spoon feed...
Yup that is sweet potatoes smeared across her little face ;) Lew had a hard job because every time he would feed her a spoon full she would attempt to put her thumb in her mouth which made quite a mess!


A closer up picture of her sweet potatoed face ;)


Learning how to play with her...


He did such a good job of keeping her busy and even tried to use funny voices to get her attention! Worked like a charm.


Learning how to bottle feed...


Here he is...Mr. "Dad", doesn't he look so official with that burp rag on his shoulder? ;)


Learning how to burp her...
In fact Lew mastered this one so well that when he heard her wake up crying in the middle of the night he asked me "Do you want me to go burp her?" He really had this one down.



Me and Gianna getting ready to leave for Church


Gianna puckering up for the camera


Here is Sam and Pri's other baby Daisy. She is a pitbull and as sweet as can be! She was very well behaved and made caring for 2 babies seem like nothing ;)

So yes, we enjoyed our parenthood trial, but for those who are wondering we are hoping to wait at least 2-3 years to have our own little ones...so it will be a little while before there are any Laura-Lew's running around. In the meantime any parents out there who would like us to be parents for the night for you just let us know ;) It's kinda fun because you can enjoy them for the night and then go right back to normal life the next day!

4 comments:

Momellis said...

Lew: You look like a natural!!!I'm sure Pri and Sam were so blessed by you both! Thanks for serving them Laura n' Lew!!!Love Mom E

Hannah said...

Oh! I just can't wait to see the little Laura-Lew's! Gianna looked like she was enjoying herself! We may take you up on that offer for a night out sometime when your ready- you can call it Toddler 101 for Lew. Love you Both!

Prellis said...

Thanks guys for caring for Gianna for us. We were really blessed!!! Lew I am sure you'll be a really good daddy one day!

Your big sis Cherai said...

Jeffrey was the baby of the family and his older siblings are still single and childless - hence why he does not have much experience with babies. He looked good, though. Practice is always a good thing. Hope you guys are well. Love, Cherai