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!
2.how many times a day I would be changing diapers...we go through way too many.
3.how 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 mother..is 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 newborn...it will take a few months.
10.how fast he grows...he will wake up literally looking bigger.