Thursday, May 29, 2008

Things I Have Learned in a Mere 3 Weeks.

1. Posting blogs slips pretty far down your priority list when life gets this crazy. Sorry everyone!
2. A teeny, tiny, brand-new person can rack up a lot of nicknames in a very short time. Here are some: Fussy McFusserton, Piglet, Frogger, ET, Squirmy, Boo Boo La La, Bug, Roly-Poly, Potato Bug, Little Old Man, etc.
3. The first time you get 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep feels like Christmas morning. And pretty much every time you get that much sleep.
4. Watching newborn facial gymnastics is more entertaining than the American Idol finale (and a lot of other stuff, cuz that show was pretty boring. maybe I should say it's more entertaining than the last 10 minutes of the finale!).
5. You can literally spend ALL your time dealing with feeding and feeding related issues, especially when your baby is having trouble nursing, so you have to nurse, and supplement with bottles, and pump, and occasionally have a bite to eat yourself, and change diapers, and run to the bathroom--often while your baby is screaming at you--and guzzle some water, and what? your husband's home from work and you're still in your pajamas? Yep.
6. Feeding and burping a newborn can be a very traumatic and emotionally-exhausting process. I'm not exagerrating.
7. 10 minutes of adorable can totally make up for several hours of pain-in-the-backside (he's pretty cute in that mode too, though).
8. I love my husband and would be absolutely lost without him.
9. The love and support and unending service of family and friends (especially your mother!)and your husband and your Heavenly Father can help you live through and deal with some truly difficult experiences (like an emergency c-section after 17 hours of labor and 6 weeks of recovery).
10. Magic for newborns: the swaddle and the sling.
11. Magic for mamas: a hot shower and a nap.
12. I am truly blessed.
13. I have the cutest little boy. Here is photographic proof, provided by my talented cousin and her talented friend:


MysteriousMrsQ said...

First of all - CONGRATS!! I was wondering about you and if you'd had your baby and how everything was, etc. (I haven't been on MySpace since like "forever"! I've converted to Facebook since that's where my children are and there's just so much more interesting things going on there!)
Your little guy is adorable! And yes, it's amazing how one little person can change everything in your life! I love what you wrote...and there's just so much more to come! Hang in there, do the best you can, accept help from reliable and trustworthy sources and most importantly - Enjoy that precious gift from Heavenly Father. Love you! "Aunty Pam"

Joel said...

I love the names! But what about the ones that Mom came up with? Little John and Sir Walter

Kel said...

Those are some really great pictures! Also, Mom was showing me some from the other day and he has already grown so much. It's been about 2 weeks since I've seen him and he already looks older. Anyway...sorry I haven't been around much to help/say hi, I've been super busy but I love you guys and hope you're doing well!

Kel said...

Those pictures a precious! And you're blog is great...of course :-) I miss you and am so sorry that I haven't stopped by recently. Walter is gwoing up too fast so I need to come see you guys before he is no longer a kidlet! Love you guys...hope you're doing well!

gurrbonzo said...

HE IS GORGEOUS!! Congrats congrats congrats congrats. There's nothing better.

Nate and Jessica said...

It's a trip isn't it? Can't wait to see him...and you!

draeves said...

Megan, he's beautiful! And it does get easier (well, a little--mostly I think you just get used to dealing with no sleep).

Leisel Malan said...

Of course I'm not quite a mom just yet (about 3 mos or so to go!) but kids are worth it, aren't they?! Yours is so handsome and beautiful. Hang in there!

The Nye's said...

Wow, those pictures are incredible!! It's amazing how such a little thing can teach you that much in just a few weeks! Can't wait to see him again!

Ashley is Blogalicious! said...

He is so cute, and my mom calls me ET, so we ALREADY have something in common. When can I see him in real life?