Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Some of you may remember this blog, I thought it was about time I update you all with a little bit more of what I have learned these first three months with my beautiful (no really, she's gorgeous!) daughter.
1. You do forget how horrible childbirth is, you'll be ready for another one before you know it. Lucky me I have a scar to remind me.
2. You do use as many diapers as they say. Sometimes more if you child is like my daughter and enjoys peeing on them before you can even get the tabs closed.
3. You thought the attention was bad when you were pregnant, walk through the store with a 6 pound baby, even at 10 pounds and 2 months people still stop to ogle my "brand new" baby.
4. While showering may not be a luxury yet, shaving sure is, and you can just forget plucked eyebrows and painted nails!
5. Some food aversions stick, while I didn't throw up my Red Robin last night, I still can't look at yogurt without my stomach turning.
6. Talking about someone else's pooping habits become normal. I have countless "Has Maddie pooped today?" texts from Daddy.
7. Even with a dad that gets up with the baby throughout the night you wont get a solid 6-8 hour of sleep, baby wakes up, you wake up.
8. Suddenly making bottles, changing diapers and being puked on has more appeal than drinking with friends.
9. You Jump, I jump.. more along the lines of you puke, I puke.
10. When the second week of postpartum bleeding rolls around you long for the time of only 5 days of bleeding.
11. One smile really can make you fall in love, over and over.
12. When the pacifier goes missing at 3am cities may fall.. or at least hair will be lost.
13. Seeing the thing you created with the person you created it with really will melt your heart, every single time.
14. Hair pulling, scratching, and head bashing are forgivable offenses.
15. You don't need half the crap Babies R' Us tells you are the essentials. What they should tell you is 800 bibs are needed. Wipes should be bought in bulk. You can't swaddle with a square receiving blanket. Babies don't care about pants.
16. What I really learned in the past three months is what true unconditional love is, being a mother is the fastest way to figure out what it is like to love someone more than yourself and put any of their needs, no matter how small, before yours.
Have you experienced any of these lessons? What are some things you've learned in the first few months with your baby?