Welp, we made it two+ weeks and you're still alive! I always say to your dad, "there have to be worse parents than us out there, right?". When your dad comes home from work and I have yet to take a shower and there are dirty dishes in the sink and I somehow forgot to change the wet laundry over to the dryer and there is a frozen pizza in the freezer ready to go in to the oven for dinner ... this is when I say "there have to be worse parents than us out there, right?". ;)
But we're learning as we go and if kissing you on the head has anything to do with how much I love you, then you are truly loved because I swear I kiss you every two seconds. Oh that head of yours is just so precious. I never want to forget how you smell or look or feel against my chest at just over seven pounds. So for now those dishes can wait. And so can that silly laundry.
People keep asking me if this first time baby stuff is harder than I anticipated. And my answer is yes. It is harder. And yet it's easier at the same time. It is easier because you really don't ask a whole lot of me. Just as I have been hearing over and over year after year, you truly do just eat, sleep and poop. So I do my best to assist with your demands and nurse you, sleep (when I can) and change your diapers. We've got a pretty good thing going, you and I. And yet I can't lie and say it's not hard at the same time. Somehow your eating, sleeping and pooping can be pretty exhausting. You are really good at sleeping during the day and then wanting to hang out at night. Currently you are waking up every 1-2 hours at night to eat so you're keeping your mama on her toes for sure.
And speaking of eating, you are nursing like a champ. I promised your dad I wouldn't talk about my boobs too much on the blog, so let's just say that first week was a doozy. Milk was going up your nose and getting squirted in your eye and oh my goodness, there was milk everywhere. But we didn't give up and now being able to feed you might just be one of my favorite things ever. Except for that 3am feeding. That one gets me every time.
I haven't read up on baby milestones yet, but I feel like you're pretty smart and strong already. But of course moms always think that. You actually like tummy time and can already pick your head up all by yourself and turn it side to side. And at just two+ weeks old you can also roll on your side. I'm not sure if that's normal or not, but I feel like you might be jumping the gun a little.
You met your big brother Sherman for the first time last week and really hit it off. Sherm is so very interested in you and all those silly noises you make. You're not a big fan of diaper changes so it's not uncommon for some baby wailing to be happening while changing you. It never fails ... big bro Sherman always comes in to the nursery and sits by your changing table to make sure you're okay. He is truly the best dog a kid could have, so as long as you don't pull on his tail or ride him like a horse (although that would be a great Halloween costume idea) I think you two will grow up to be best buds.
All in all, the first two weeks have been the best two weeks of my life.
And a little smelly.
But you are totally worth it.
Life is so good with you in it.