Sunday, February 18, 2007

Six things I didn't know before I had a baby:

1. Five hours of uninterrupted sleep will feel like 12 after you've been only getting two to three hours of sleep at a time. (She slept from midnight until 5 a.m. last night! Yaayy!!!!)

2. Hormones can rage worse after you've delivered than they ever did while you were pregnant. I've cried more in the past week than I have in the last 10 years. Over silly stupid stuff. Last night, I cried while watching Castaway on TV. Not at the end when his wife has married someone else, but when he lost his volleyball Wilson.

3. Daytime TV sucks!!!!

4. I actually get a little lonely here all by myself. Never got lonely by myself before.

5. Kissing and smelling and staring into the eyes of my baby girl is the best feeling in the whole world.

6. I couldn't imagine loving my husband more, until I saw him cuddled with our girl and I thought I might cry. See #2.

Here's one more pic of Gracie on the day she was born. Don't worry, her giant cone head is now gone. I will post some more recent pics soon.


T. said...

It's an adjustment getting used to being an at home mommy, especially when the child is a wee infant like Gracie.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Those hormones can be terrible, can't they? I wasn't overly emotional during my pregnancy, but after I cried at the drop of a hat!

Take care of yourself, and being an at-home-mommy takes some getting used to. Not too many people to talk to. I joined a Post-natal group that met once a week and made new friends that way. At least it got me out of the house and provided me with adult conversation.

Good luck with everything - I know you'll do fine!


Jacquie said...

Once your routine is set you'll find things are great.
#6 I so hear ya on that one!
My last DD had a cone shape head to when she came out, she got stuck in there too and was so bruised from head to toe I felt so bad for her.

Cindy said...

So, you're saying that I will be even more of an emotional nutcase after I have this little one? CRAP. Like I need more of that.

martina.emard said...
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Martina said...

Yes, daytime TV does suck. But at least you can watch the Scotties this week! ;-)