Holy cow! I am ALIVE! I swear I am still around. This little guy over here is taking up 99.999% of my free time. I am seriously worried about how I will work this all when I go back to work. (sigh)
So I think I am finally figuring this newborn thing out. I don’t sleep, I live for sales on diapers, I wear yoga pants 100% of the time, I say I am going to work out everyday only to find myself having a glass of wine instead and I am constantly chasing the next feeding. Life is good. It’s mostly puppies and rainbows at this address. Every time I have gone to complain, I catch myself real quick remembering I would die to have had that chance with Nolan, so ya needless to say I am a pretty exhausted yet VERY happy mom.
Things have gone pretty smoothly around here. We laugh because all that worrying I did before he was born about not feeling ready or not knowing how to mother is not even an issue. I didn’t read one book on how to bring a newborn home, I am not sure why, probably because I avoided most “what to expect while expecting books” I mean… they didn’t have a section for my type of pregnancy so why bother. I DID read a book on Pregnancy after loss and found it pretty helpful. But other than that, nothing. But when he arrived, despite the first 24 hours of holy shits, we figured it out. I guess it came pretty natural, the feedings, diapering, sleeping… all of it.
Yet, it threw us off when he kept crossing his eyes those first few days. Chris finally spoke up and asked about it and I told him to Google it because I had no idea. He refused to Google it because he knew Dr Google would probably tell us our kids eyes were going to blow up and fall out and to take him strait to the ER. HA!
So I called a close friend and asked if her sons eyes did the same, she laughed and said it was normal. It wasn’t until a week or two later when we FINALLY read the packet the Dr gave us we realized the first page of the 14 page packet had a WHOLE paragraph about the eye crossing debacle. Chris laughed because he said he buys a DVD player and he comes home and reads the manual to install it, yet we bring a human home and didn’t read a single thing until a week and a half later and we still made out.
So for all you expecting and worried about the same things I was, DON’T stress, it comes natural and you will find yourself laughing at some of the dumbest things.
It’s been an adventure and I need to make a better effort at blogging all these crazy times because more than anything I want to look back and laugh my ass off. I have SO many pictures and videos to share I have no idea where to start. I think since the monster is sleeping, I should attempt to get a head start.