Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lesson's learned...

I have experienced a whole two weeks of motherhood and I feel like I have learned so much! Here are a few things...

  • As soon as you change his diaper, he is guaranteed to poop within five minutes
  • Sleeping at night is a thing of my past
  • A breast pump is more valuable than I would have ever imagined!!
  • What "engorgement" means!
  • Hormones don't stop messing with you just because you are no longer prego
  • Being on time is mission impossible
  • A 'Hooter Hider' only works if someone does not accidentally lift it up and expose you to the whole room
  • He loves me no matter how horrible my singing voice is or that I don't actually know the words to "Rock-a-by baby"
  • Friends who bring dinners are amazing (thank you to all of you!!)
  • A 6 pound little man can create more laundry than two full grown adults
  • A two week old can make an amazing friend...I have so much fun with him.
  • Single mothers are saints...I could never do this without Drew's help, he is a great dad!!
Many, MANY more lessons to be learned...what an adventure! :)

8 comments:

ambercarlson said...

You're so cute!! We need some recent pics!! Did you decide on a blessing date?? I'm glad you are having so much fun with the little guy! We miss you! Ambs

Heidi said...

How much sleep DO you get at night? Is he a pretty constant eater? My nephew eats every two hours, but he's a big boy and likes his food. Thankfully Christian takes after me in that he loves his sleep. We've been pretty lucky that he doesn't get up a whole lot during the night...

Mark and Mel said...

Haha..I love all the lessons learned...so true so true! I am so excited to meet the little guy tomorrow!

Steve and Steph said...

You're such a cute mama. You both looked great tonight and I am glad that he did a little better last night. Hang in there, you're doing an amazing job!

Brandis said...

so it's 2:30 in the morning and me & my breast pump are sitting at the computer reading blogs and you seriously cracked me up. I'm glad you're enjoying each other in spite of engorgement and excess laundry. :)

DKAZ said...

Glad things are going well. Sounds like you're settling right in to the craziness that is Motherhood. You basically have to relinquish all control. Control of your breasts...and that'll be a pleasant surprise. You get sleep when the little guy says you get some sleep, you'll never eat a warm meal again and you'd never have thought you could love something tiny and helpless.

Lauren said...

You are going to be a pro when I have my baby so you can tell me all the tricks. You are such a good mom. I still can't believe you have a baby.

Matt and Jayna said...

I don't know if I feel privileged or embarrassed to have been apart of one of your "lesson's learned". I guess the "hooter hider" isn't 100% effective at "hiding" the "hooter". Can't wait to see more pictures of Maddux!