One month: learning, remembering06/07/2011 at 2:09 pm | Posted in baby sunshine, Motherhood | 9 Comments
Tags: baby, Motherhood, newborn baby, one month old baby
Sophie is one month old today!
I feel like we just got home from the hospital. And in so many other ways, especially as one sleepless night blurs into another, time seems to stretch out before us ever so s-l-o-w-l-y.
Since Sophie is baby number two, my brain is filling up with all sorts of new information. But at the same time, I find myself tapping into long-forgotten reserves of newborn baby knowledge. It’s kind of neat, being a rookie and a veteran at the same time.
– how to be patient — really, really patient
– that my first child still loves me, no matter what
– that there is nothing wrong with supplementing with formula, especially when the baby is hungry ALL THE TIME
– how it feels for my milk to come in (like a thousand tiny daggers)
– that it wasn’t the best idea to publish on the internet how easy my baby is after just one week of age (or ever, really)
– that experience has given me confidence
– what Sophie’s poo face looks like (versus the “I’m hungry” face and the “I’m just plain pissed” face)
– that a day can become immensely better with just one sweet smile or hug from Lily
– to let go of expectations
– that every single day is completely different from the one before
– that once we figure something out, that technique can fall flat the very next time
– what sleep deprivation, frustration and hot tears on my cheeks in the middle of the night feel like
– how awesome it feels to have a baby snoring away on my chest
– that my husband is amazing with a newborn baby
– that time is flying by and I’d better quit wishing it away because before I know it, Sophie will be 16 and breaking curfew
– that nothing good comes from comparing myself to other moms or Sophie to other babies (especially the ones who sleep through the night at two weeks old)
– that, no matter how hard this is right now, it’s simply awesome