Phoenix still waking up, yawns....
Phoenix wiggles and Laura gives him some help, turning
him onto his back....
Phoenix starts to fuss, he wants to be picked up,
not rolled over.
She scoops him up and heads for the rocking chair.
She sits back and relaxes while he nurses. Nursing is a calming
state for both baby and mother....
A short while later Luke comes in, just getting home from work.
*Laura* "Hey! How was your day?"
*Luke* "Fine... Didn't Phoenix have a Dr. appointment today?"
*Laura* "Mmhmm...He got his first shot and the pediatrician said he is a healthy baby boy!"
*Laura* "I got dinner ready....lemme just change his diaper and we can eat."
*Luke* "Okay....I'm gonna take a shower then meet you downstairs."
Laura nods then Luke kisses them both.
She gets up and takes care of diaper business.
A few minutes later they are sitting and eating the dinner Laura made, while little Phoenix is strapped into his car seat nearby.
*Luke* "She has been a lot of help, but I only have her for a few more weeks
before she goes off to school."
*Laura* "If it's filing or office stuff, I can help out..."
*Laura*"Okay, just let me know if you want my help, you know I'm an organizing freak.." *she smiles*..."and you don't have to pay me!"
They finish eating and continue talking. Then Phoenix starts
to fuss towards the end of their meal.
*Luke* "You want me to take him so you can finish eating?"
*Laura* "I'm gonna nurse him again, I think he's still hungry...."
So, Laura heads to the couch to take care of Phoenix, while Luke
cleans up in the kitchen. When he is done, he comes and sits by Laura, they try and decide what to watch.
*Laura* "No....I'm not in the mood for comedy."
They finally decide on something to watch....
*Laura* "Yeah...I gotta change him and bathe him."
*Laura looks down at Phoenix* "You ready for your bath?"
*Laura* 'Of course, he loves his bath..."
So they get up and head upstairs for the remainder of their evening.
Luke snaps some pictures of Phoenix, while Laura is bathing him.
*Laura* "I hope you didn't get me in those pics....I look a wreck right now!"
*Luke* "What...no one will be looking, they're gonna be looking at Phoenix."
Laura grumbles a bit under her breath, but Luke doesn't notice he is too busy viewing the pics he just took.
Later on, late into the night Laura gets up to go take care of Phoenix, who is crying his little heart out.
So she picks him up. She nurses him but he is still fussy....
So she pats his back and paces the floor trying to calm him.
She does this for quite a while.....
Once he seems to be calm and asleep she sets him down
in his crib again....
But the second his head touches the mattress his eyes fly open and he starts to cry again. So Laura tries to nurse him, but he's still full.
So she goes back to pacing and patting...he starts to calm down but the second she tries to lay him in his crib he cries out again.....
After picking him back up the last time, Luke comes in....
*Luke* "That crying is enough to wake the dead....why is he fussing like that?"
*Laura* "I think he is just cranky from his shot..."
*Luke* "Is he hungry?"
*Laura* "No...I took care of all that already...I changed him too."
But before Luke can finish his sentence...
Laura passes Phoenix over to him.
* Laura* "Yes! Take him....I need a break...."
*Luke* "But, Babe....I..I don't know what to do!"
*Laura* "Just hold him, rock him, sing to him, or all three......"
She starts walking away before he tries to pass Phoenix back to her.
*Laura* "Call me, if you need me...."
Luke looks down at his little boy...
Luke grabs the baby blanket and goes to sit
in the rocking chair.
*Luke* "I don't know any baby songs...."
But just hearing the sound of his voice is starting
to soothe Phoenix.
*Luke* "I can sing you one of my favorite songs..."
So, Luke begins to sing to him, a very sad song, but Phoenix
♪ ♫...I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky
But why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine?... ♫ ♪
sets him down in his crib. He silently walks backwards and sneaks out of the baby room...
Laura sits up as soon as she sees him come into the
doorway of their bedroom.
*Laura* "Is he asleep?"
*Luke* "Yup....out like a light."
Luke climbs into bed.
*Luke* "I sang a Pearl Jam song..."
*Laura* "Oh, yeah? Which one?"
*Laura* "Good choice...but I think he just likes the sound of your voice. Must be from all that singing and talking you did while I was still pregnant with him...."
*Luke* "Guess so or maybe I just got the magic touch..."
*Luke already getting aroused by her* "Yeah you do.... "
and rolls Laura onto her back.
*Luke* "What if he wakes up?"
Luke shuts up and leans into to kiss her.
Looks like we should let these two have their privacy.....
Laura is startled by the cries coming through the baby monitor.
Luke is still snoring.....
It's early morning the sun just barely starting to come up.
Same stuff, new day....