Monday, March 28, 2011

Ten Things I Didn't Know About Mommyhood

Here are 10 things I've learned about mommyhood in the last 6+ weeks:

1. Baby diapers are like a box of chocolates - you never know what your going to get! The most innocent looking diaper can contain the smelliest, most explosive substance known to mankind!

2. You will quickly become a poop connoisseur as a new parent. You will learn that poop comes in a variety of colors, textures, and smells.

3. Little girls can shoot pee out almost as far as little boys :-/

4. There is a huge difference between the cheap bottles and the more expensive ones...I highly recommend Dr. Brown's!

5. After tasting formula in your mouth a few hundred times it will start to taste strangely good.

6. In a sleep deprived state you will say, think, and do things you never thought you'd do; see: going to Walmart in your pajamas and putting the milk away in the pantry.

7. Those expensive baby toys you thought were a waste of money, such as a swing and bouncer, will actually save your sanity.

8. By the time you feed, burp, change, and lay baby back down you will have approximately 20 minutes before the cycle starts all over again.

9. Babies make the strangest sounds...we have heard buzzing, squeaking, grunting, chirping, growling, burping, and farting all in an hour's time.

10. You will love your child so much from the moment you set eyes on them that nothing else matters, including #s 1-9. One sweet look, grab of your finger, or sweet baby sigh against your cheek can erase everything from your mind except for pure bliss!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One month (late) and funny faces

I cannot believe my baby was one month old on the 12th! She is close to 8 lbs now - 7.11 at her last Dr's appointment on the 17th - and is close to growing out of her newborn clothes! Amazing to me since when we left the hospital she was barely over 5 lbs and newborn clothes SWAM on her! Here is my punkin' still in the hospital: 

And here she is the day we left the hospital - Valentine's Day! See how huge her newborn clothes were?!

And at one month - check out those chubby cheeks and her two chins! Love it!

She wants to hold her head up so bad...she'll hold it up for 30-60 seconds when she's on my chest facing me. She is ALWAYS hungry...still waking up every 1 1/2 or so most nights! But, as long as she's gaining weight so well, it's fine with me! At her last Dr's appointment, she was gaining an average of 2 oz a DAY! The Dr also commented on how alert and aware she is...she really focuses in on faces and wants to see everything that's going on. Her eyes are also changing colors...looks like they are going to be green or hazel green...just like mine! She also has the most expressive are a few of the funny faces we've captured the last couple of weeks:

We just love this little girl!!!!