Monday, August 31, 2009

Top 10 Things I Didn't Expect about Having a Baby & Motherhood

1. I didn't expect to be afraid of going #2 for weeks (sorry tmi, I know).
2. I didn't expect to make it on so little sleep for so long.
3. I didn't expect it to take awhile to feel mushy gushy about B.
4. I didn't expect to be stressed out about little things like how many times B has pooped and what color it is and whether or not he's gained a measley 6 ounces.
5. I didn't expect to need to be good at math: eat every 2 hours, 6 feedings a day, 5 ounces each meal, naps for 1.5 hours, 7+ diapers a day, 17 weeks and 3 days old, equals 1 happy baby, maybe.
6. I didn't expect the time to pass so quickly (should have known).
7. I didn't expect everything to change just as soon as I had it figured out.
8. I didn't expect to start speaking a new language. Words like boop de boop and weeee and sugar booger apparently have great meaning to babies.
9. I didn't expect the car carrier to be so stinking heavy.
10. I didn't expect to love something so small so much :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

So high we wish only the dog could hear

Not much to report today. We had a busy day of church, church and more church stuff it seemed. Fun day but busy. The only not so very fun part: B has developed a nasty habit of screaming at the highest of registers for hours on end for no reason at all. For the last two weeks whenever I leave him with anyone at night he freaks out, and I mean freaks. He's happy for awhile then something pushes that button and he goes ballistic and no amount of soothing can calm him. He did it again tonight with Mom and Dad. Poor Nana and Pappy. They are now deaf. Maybe its the reflux. Maybe its the medicine changes. Maybe its gas. Maybe he only wants mom to feed him at this one particular time of day and only mom can soothe him during those weird scary evening hours??? (dear Lord let this not be the case). Anyway we will be investigating this not so very fun development this week because Nana and Pappy would appreciate not having a lingering ringing in their ears every time they watch the B. Please pray:)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

About Stinking Time

Finally, a blog. I've been dragging my feet ever so slowly about setting up this here blog, but now it's finally open for business. At some point I plan to do a bit of recapping, as there is much that should have been written about these last four evenful months. But for now I'll just start with today.

7:30 am - first "fun run" with the new running group. Not so fun. We are training for the Little Rock marathon in April. Yes I am crazy. Yes I am only running a half marathon not a whole. Yes I am in the walk/jog group. No I cannot run even one whole mile. See you were impressed until you kept reading:) As a whole B was much happier about jogging and strollers than I was.

9:30 am - feeding the B. First cereal, first spoon, first real food, yay! Some stayed in the mouth. Some stayed on the bib.

10:30 am - half of half sale at sports store. Bought shorts that were really too snug. Wishful thinking. Maybe tomorrow they'll fit.

12:00 pm - cleaned dishes from many meals ago. gross

1:30 pm - first work from home "session"

4:30 pm - misc. stuff around the house you only get to do when B is asleep. productive things. like reading a magazine :)

6:30 pm - mom and dad come over to watch B. bring pizza. maybe the shorts won't fit tomorrow

7:00 pm - more work for Jostens while mom and dad try to console screaming B

9:30 pm - feed the B. ahh, quiet.

So, there you have it. First day of blogging, first day of running, first day of cereal, first day of working, not the first day of pizza.