by Kelly Lee

“Everything is different, but I love every moment,” said Tori Fay, concerning the presence of her newborn son, Oliver.

“Some parts of the day are louder (crying) and others are a lot quieter (Shh!).”

The Fays have a bottle, a binkie and a burp cloth in almost every room of their house.  “Little Ollie”, the nickname that the Fays gave their baby son, wakes up about three times a night: 1:30, 5:30 and 6:30.  Everytime he wakes up, he is fed and entertained.

Late afternoons are often his grumpiest time of day, so there’s usually quite a bit of crying. He takes his bath around 7 p.m., and then it’s more milk, quiet time and asleep by 9-9:30 p.m.  Then the cycle begins again.

By far, his favorite activity is looking out the window next to his changing table.   the “magic window.”  When she puts him down on the changing table, he starts to smile and wiggle all his arms and legs in excitement.  He also loves to play with his dad who is constantly inventing games to play and voices to use with him.

“Being a mom is emotionally and physically exhausting. This is a way harder job than teaching,” said Fay.

When she was asked about the future plans for the baby, Fay said, “Future plans, really? I’ll be happy if he figures out that those things passing in front of his face are actually his own hands. Truly, cudos to all the stay-at-home moms out there.”

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