The other day I found a sheaf of paper with arcane writings in illegible script in the Bear's room. An example: Ppop - 13.41 or RIGHT - 4.00? - 25 mims.
Ah yes! The breastfeeding and diapering 'charts'. For those folks who haven't yet had their pookie some explanation is probably in order; hospitals usually ask new parents to compile a list of their babies intake (time at the breast) and their 'outgoings' for the first two weeks; as it's the best way to tell how feeding is going.
Looking back at our charts is kind of funny, I like how I recorded that the diaper was changed at EXACTLY 13.41 but I apparently can't spell poop (also, the 24 hour clock?! Huh?).
This got me to thinking that life would have been easier if we had had an actual chart instead of scrappy bits of paper. Gidget over at The Lily Pad is way ahead of me, she has designed a free, printable Newborn Feeding and Diapering Chart (gold stars and snaps for HER!)
They would actually be a really useful addition to a hospital bag, and if you were feeling really fancy you could even stick them in a three ring binder that you'd gussied up for the purpose.
Where, what and how much? Who ME?
When you're done with all that charting, try giving your sweetie Sophie La Giraffe to keep them occupied while you take a much-deserved rest!