Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adjusting

My first week and a half of being a new parent went so smoothly, I honestly couldn't have imagined it going easier. As we got closer to the two week mark things got exponentially more difficult. Hopefully we'll level out soon. But for now here are the ups and downs of new parenthood...

Downs first to get them over with:

1. My baby doesn't sleep during the day. Apparently naps are beneath her.
2. Mastitis sucks, and I don't think I even have a very bad case.
3. My bedroom permanently smells like baby poop, even though I can't seem to find any lingering traces anywhere.
4. I'm no longer allowed to go anywhere because my little lady is only comfortable when she's being held or swaddled and it's illegal to drive while holding or nursing your baby.
5.Miss Daphne always cries the loudest and the hardest when I decide to finally get in the shower.
6. My house is messy, and I would so much rather sleep than clean it.

As for the ups:
1: I get to snuggle and kiss this cutie all day long (and I do mean all day long because she is awake all day long!)

2. I've always hated blow drying my hair, and now I don't have to because I'm never leaving the house again.

3.Bryce is such a cute daddy! He literally pushed me over to get to the baby first when she was crying last night.

4. I've never felt so happy and emotionally healthy in my entire life as I do right now.

5. Baby smell, soft baby skin, cute baby noises, baby kisses.

6. You probably can't tell, but in this picture all of the mail is addressed to my infant. This is all the mail we got Saturday; I have become obsolete. That's totally fine-she's welcome to start pitching in and paying some bills!

7. My messy house doesn't even bother me that much because I'm cloistered upstairs snuggling my tiny sweetheart.

8. Half my preggo weight has fallen off! I know I have a long way to go and the rest of the lbs aren't going to disappear quite so easily, but Man! I feel skinny compared to a few weeks ago.

9. Baby laundry is so much cuter than regular old adult laundry. It doesn't even feel like a chore to wash all those pooped-on sleepers.

Wouldn't trade these days and nights for anything!

5 comments:

Dave and Abby said...

You can't find the source of the poop smell, huh? Try the inside of your nose. I've decided that must be it because there are no other explanations. Wait until she starts spitting up all the time - then spit up milk must get in your nose because you smell it EVERYWHERE.

R and M said...

:) Love you Jen! You're such a good mama!

DaNae said...

Sounds like you have been having a great couple if weeks! You will be able to get out soon enough! But seriously, if you haven't already read babywuse do it!!! Changed my life.

Candace said...

Fun post! Way to notice the good over the not so good. It's crazy how they come with a will of their own, especially when it comes to sleeping! That was SO mind boggling for me with Hannah!! Oh and ROCK on with already losing half of your baby weight!! Feels fantastic.

Jenna said...

oh she is so dang cute! I love that picture! What a good mommy you are...love it