Daily English 613 - Being a First-Time Parent
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Ricardo: Hi, Zuly. How are you?
Zuly: Oh, Ricardo, it’s you. I’m doing okay. How are you?
Ricardo: I wanted to call and congratulate you on the birth of your new baby.
Zuly: Thanks a lot. Carla was born three weeks ago, and she was 8 pounds, 3 ounces.
Ricardo: That’s great! How does it feel to be a first-time parent?
Zuly: It’s really overwhelming taking care of a newborn. I’m learning everything from scratch, everything from how to breastfeed and bottle-feed, to burping her, to putting her to bed, to using a car seat and a stroller.
Ricardo: You sound overwhelmed. I remember when Adam, our first child, was born. There were the feedings in the middle of the night, and all of those diapers!
Zuly: Exactly. I’m exhausted all the time. In fact, I find myself dozing off at all hours of the day.
Ricardo: I really sympathize with you, but these days will pass quickly, and then you’ll have such great memories. Have you had much sleep?
Ricardo: Zuly? Zuly?
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