Friday, September 2, 2011

Mommyhood 101

Things I have learned in the past week or so:

- I miss sleeping in a bed, laying down. Four hours of sleep sitting up on the couch with a baby on my chest is the new "sleeping in."

- Having a newborn is harder than I ever imagined. I am genuinely second guessing having another child even though I've always wanted more than one.

- Receiving blankets will catch on fire if microwaved for too long. (I guess that's why the nurses suggested putting them in the dryer to try to calm her tummy...)

- Showers are a glorious commodity.

- Just when I think we've got it figured out - nope. Nice try.

- When you're looking for something to watch other than infomercials at 4am, there are only a handful of channels to choose from (including Food Network, ESPN, and Fox in case you're curious).

- My mom is awesome. I wouldn't have survived this long without her help.

- I liken breastfeeding to The Da Vinci Code - seriously, why is it so hard to figure out? I doubt cave people had La Leche League to help them.

- Apparently I will miss these sleepless days and nights when they are gone, according to every mom out there.


  1. Oh my gosh, this is invaluable to me! I'm sorry that it's been hard so far and I really hope it gets better for you, but I really appreciate knowing exactly what I'm about to get into myself! ;)

    Specifically the TV thing...I am going to start DVRing shows now so there is at least SOMEthing to watch at 4am!

  2. Girl, you already know I agree with you on every point! (except the receiving microwaved it? Lol). I keep telling J that Gabe is putting up a very convincing argument to be an only child!

  3. Believe me - I was right there with you a few months ago and I totally know how you feel right now. It DOES get easier - I swear! I hope you are able to get some sleep and enjoy a nice shower every once in a while.

  4. Yep, what K said. It gets easier! You will almost have amnesia at some point in the future ;)

  5. I'm so sorry this is so hard!!! I hope Amelia's tummy starts cooperating soon.