I feel like I live in a time-warp. In a lot of ways, this month went by slowly. But it also feels like it it way too soon for me to have a 1 month old.
Did I do all the things I wanted to do with my newborn? Is he still considered a newborn now that he’s 1 month old? I mean, he’s still wearing newborn clothes so. . . that has to count for something, right?
So, the obligatory reflective post on what the past month has been like begins now.
I thought it would be fun to share a few of the things that I distinctly noted as “so this is what they meant when they said. . ” when it comes to motherhood.
So, let us begin.
1. I learned (with a quickness) to do things with one hand, or with my non-dominant hand. Being ambidextrous would be very advantageous. It always seems like David needs to be held right about the time my dinner is ready.
2. I do laundry constantly. Now, the loads of laundry are small and the items being washed are also small, but our washer and drier has been going non-stop since about December 16th.
3. Having a baby is a lot more fun than people tell you. So many of my evenings consist of Justin and I sitting on the couch just looking at David and talking about him. And we’ve already said to each other, “what did we talk about before he got here?”
4. I look forward to going to the pediatrician. David didn’t gain weight like he should have right out of the gate, however at this point he is chunking up nicely. Anyway, we had a few pediatrician visits where they would check his weight and I always looked forward to those to get an update on his progress. 5. Nothing is scarier than peeking in on your sleeping baby only to realize their eyes opened as soon as you peered in the room. I’ve never moved quicker to run back out the door and hope that he didn’t see me.
In general, David has been a easy baby. He’s slept through the night (other than being waked, or waking up by himself, to eat every few hours) since the second day we were home. Not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for adequate rest. Justin and I are both very very thankful for that. He has had a few fussy days and times, but he’s generally pretty easy going. He’s truly been a delight! He has a knack for spitting up right about the time I finish getting him dressed. There have been many outfit changes during the day. Somehow, and I can’t really understand how this happened, I only ended up with about 5 newborn outfits. So we’ve been rotating through those and utilizing undershirts until he can fit into his bigger clothes. He loves his mobile that hangs over his crib. He also loves going for walks. He does not love getting a bath, but I hope that will change soon. Thanks again for your sweet comments about him! It means a lot to me, and I’m still shocked that I have a baby. I prayed to hard for him, and I know many of you did as well. I know I say this a lot, but thank you for that.