So I've found out what else raising a child includes - a sore left hand side and bad back.
Dean's a cuddler, which means that he just likes to be held - sometimes the only way to calm him down is to just hold him and pat his back.
Wlel last night was such a case... and it's my own fault, but it ended up being like 2-3 hours or so, and my arm is just burning this morning, locked in that holding position. Then feeding him, required holding him with that arm and me hunched over... so my back is all crunched up...
Dean's aged me like 50 years already - owza.
So here I sit with an advil in my system and an ice pack over my shoulder... all ready for the next 'shift'.