Monday, October 15, 2012

Lessons learned - Month 1

Here is a short list of things I've learned in my first 4 weeks of being a mommy...

- Being a mom is HARD.

- You really can function on very little sleep

- Navigating a shopping mall with a stroller requires strategic planning - knowing where all the entrances are that have ramps, where the elevators are in department stores, and which bathrooms offer couches so you can breast feed.

- I can do most things one handed while holding a baby

- I am awesome at the Prize Claw game on my iphone (which I play one handed during middle of the night feedings)

- My husband is amazing (I already knew that but he's gotten awesomer)

- Trying to put a diaper on upside down and backwards does not work

- I know the difference between a hungry cry, gas pain cry, and dirty diaper cry (at least I think I have this one figured out...)

- I worry way too much.  Is he too hot?  Too cold?  is he breathing?  Should I call the doctor if he is congested? 

- its perfectly normal to feel like a failure at this mom thing - apparently all moms feel this way (Thanks E!)

- Rocking with my sleeping baby on my chest is the most wonderful, joyful, and relaxing thing in the world

- I LOVE my little boy more than I could have ever imagined.

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