Mothering a newborn is being involuntarily tethered to an endless game of hot potato where "cold" entails varying volumes and shrieks of distress. I'm telling you, this game goes on all night and day. All of you "pregnant for the first time" friends: Just wait. The first nine months were a comparative breeze. The mother of an 18 month old who I met on the subway said that the first couple of months were the hardest and that it all goes up from there. Just hold strong. My mom told me today that adult children are the hardest. I guess I have the rest of my life to look forward to.

Don't get me wrong, I'm obsessed with this kid. I'm posting these gifs just so they're easy to access from my desk at work.