I’m a little confused to why the conversation was through messages and not in person but okay, that’s cool.
Much like everything I tend to orchestrate, it’s logistics. Romy had gone to bed and I was still up finishing things up. It’s kind of like our silent alarm, she had the video monitor and I had my ears. By the time the monitor had picked up the sounds I had already been in, out, made the bottle, and back in. She’s at one end of the apartment and I’m at the other (right next door to Mr. Cranky Diaper).
Once he was down (he gone) there is a quiet period we just instinctively follow for a few minutes to make sure he’s not faking us out. He’s good at that. He’ll be “asleep” for 5 minutes and then be like “SURPRISE MOTHA’FUCKA!” (only that comes out as screams and cries). So we have radio silence as it were so that if he starts any tiny cries we can hear and soothe accordingly.
People would be surprised, I think, at how much our communication mediums vary in any given situation but it keeps comms flowing which is a big deal. Spoken word can transition into text, facebook, letters on the whiteboard, and back into speech without interruption in the flow.
TL;DR - Romy was in bed, Gavin was crying, and if we talked he would have said in babytalk “SURPRISE MOTHA’FUCKA’!”