Saturday, November 8, 2008

10 things that surprised me about having a newborn

So, this is my life right now...feed Will, take a nap, try to clean house but get interrupted, change diaper and repeat.It is amazing how selfish my life used to be...going about my own schedule doing things on my own time...and then suddenly one day it is totally the opposite!! Somedays I barely have time for the necessities, like eating, showering, sleeping, going to the bathroom. It is all on the baby's time. It is huge adjustment, but I just look at Will's adorable little face and realize that it is all worth it. Will is now 5 weeks old, and about a week ago he really started responding to my words with lots of smiles and cooing. He melts my heart, I feel so fortunate that I am able to stay home with him, but here are a few things that surprised me with having a newborn:

1. The color of breastfed babies poop. Its like nacho cheese! many times a day I would be changing diapers...we go through way too many. fast the day goes by, sometimes it is 3:00 before I even get to eat lunch.
4.How many large and heavy gadgets you accumulate for such a tiny person.

5.all the noises he makes that make me a paranoid he breathing too fast??...etc.
6.projectile pooping on the carpet.(Its like a mustard pump!)
7.Watch out for the sprinkler with boys.:)
8. no matter how much laundry i do, there is always more.

9.there is no schedule with a will take a few months. fast he grows...he will wake up literally looking bigger.


TheFrazers said...

Hey girl,
Oh your little buddy is so sweet! Thanks for the message on my blog. I loved the top 10 list... gives me a bit of a heads up. We are not going to find out the gender of the baby before its born. We're so excited for the day its born and the doc says, "its a..."! Take care and I look forward to connecting with you over our blogs...and being new moms together

Kelli B said...

Steph life is so different! Crazy, I can imagine. I have a new nephew, and we've been around them a ton, and it is so funny with a boy. I have always been told about boys and sprinkler pees, but I just experienced my first one the other day while changing him! It was nasty. But hilarious b/c I was laughing and he started his 5 month old giggle. CUTE! I love babies!

I love your blog stories. There will not be a dull moment in your lives for the next...18 years!!! or more probably :)

Becky Bartlett said...

Hey there... I love your list! You'll keep learning more and more with each day! Will is a beautiful baby!! :)

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