Well, typing on a computer is one of those things that can't easily be done with one hand. While I may not be accomplishing a lot, I am keeping this tiny (adorable) human alive, so there's that.
For your entertainment, here are 10 New Mom Realizations I've had over the past two weeks:
1. Being the sole food source for your child is exhausting at times. All hours of the day and night, sometimes hunched over, painful at first, in the middle of the night half asleep, no matter how tired or hungry you are, the child doesn't care. He/she just wants to eat. Luckily, they're cute and you know it's worth it in the end.
2. Sleeping when they sleep seems like a good idea in theory except for the fact that they might wake up if you set them down and it's also your only chance to get something done (tidy up, type an email, get some water, go to the bathroom, etc).
3. You will look down at that tiny face and realize that THIS is truly the most important thing you've ever done. Stressing about work, friendships, what you're going to eat for dinner, trying to make others happy... It all pales in comparison to taking care of a life that depends on you.
4. Other than occasional date nights out, it's likely the manfriend and I will never eat at the same time again for the next oh, five years? Little ones don't care that you are hungry or your dinner is ready now.
5. It's amazing how rested you can feel on 4 hours of sleep. But that doesn't mean those 7 hour nights aren't glorious.
Someone found his hand
7. The bouncy chair is my key to getting a shower in every day.
8. I can see why parents have a hard time prioritizing exercise and eating well. Thanks to needing a little recovery time from giving birth to the little guy, I'm forced not to workout, but even if I weren't it would be a challenge to fit in exercise.
9. In the 24 hours of each day, when I'm not sleeping, there may be a total of 1 hour in which I am not holding Henry (i.e. when I'm showering and he's in the bouncy chair, when Pete is holding/taking care of him before or after work, or if he's in the car seat or stroller).
Testing out the crib for a few minutes
10. Going to the grocery store for 1-2 items is no longer worth it. I need to have a list to justify it (little man does not like his car seat).
Okay, this post officially took me all week to get written and published. Ah, new mom life. Happy Friday! And happy two weeks of life to little Henry!
What are you most excited about this weekend?
We are heading to my cousin's wedding tomorrow, so it will be fun to introduce our little guy to family as well as enjoy the celebration.