(whispers) “Between you and me, Mom, I’m pretty sure it was not my hungry whimpers that woke you up at 3 a.m., but Dad’s chainsaw snores as he shreds through a forest of dreams. You really think I can compete with that?”
All the experts say one shouldn’t coo, play, make eye contact, or engage during overnight feedings, because doing so teaches the baby to expect such activity at all hours. Clearly, I still have to work on that…
Now that I think about it, the older three DO still wake up early in the morning expecting me to feed them.
“Either you make us some pancakes or we’re eating straight out of the Nutella jar. Your choice.”