1.26.2012

learning


Here are a few things I have learned while being a mother so far:

100 pictures a day is still not enough.

Having a baby and seeing your husband with her makes him instantly 1,000 times hotter.  I can hardly stand it.  I love watching John rock Ev in her nursery as he sings primary songs to her to get her to fall asleep.  That little girl loves her daddy so much.  Ooo, I love making babies with him.

There is no limit to the amount of times we can say, "She is so freakin' beautiful.", it never gets old.

Our stroller has a wider back end than I realized.  I made a grand entrance at the doctors yesterday while bumping in to approximately 15 chairs.  I got some pretty weird looks from other patients to which I replied very loudly while laughing out-loud at myself, "Hey, sorry I'm still learning how to drive this thing." There was so much awkward silence...so much.

Lanolin is a thing of the gods.  I love you lanolin.

I have learned to discern Ev's little cries.  She has an "I'm hungry" cry, an "I'm so sleepy, let's just cuddle" cry, a "Will you please make this doctor stop checking my hips for hip displasia, I'm just fine" cry, an "I'm wet or poopy will someone please just change me" cry, and a really pitiful "can you just hold me close right now" cry.  I love them all.


Love increases your patience, immensely.

I have never been more proud of someones toots and poops.  When Evaleigh finally pooped after a long hard night of an upset tummy, I cried.  I literally shed a tear over that poop.

Breast Pumps are also sent from heaven.  A couple days ago I pumped and handed the milk off to John to store and refrigerate. He came leaping and bounding back in to the living room with a glowing grin on his face yelling, "Babe that was 3 and a half oz!!  Good job!  You are amazing!"  I felt like a queen.

Holding my baby is the best therapy or pain killer out there.  When my body starts to feel weak and I get a little whiney I hold Evaleigh and then all of the sudden all is right in the world.


Sometimes the only way to get your 'bid-ness' done in peace is just to take the baby in there with you.  That way you can ensure she won't stop breathing while you are gone for 10 minutes.

I never knew my heart could love this much.  It hurts.  I could never live without this little girl now.  It feels incredible to be an eternal family, nothing can ever separate us.


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12 comments:

Brittany said...

So Beautiful! :)

Deveny said...

hahaha, those are awesome. Kids are seriously the antidote for a rough day. I'll be super stressed over work and snuggling my little boy makes it all better. :)

michele said...

I told you the Lanolin would come in handy!!!!! I love that stuff too. And it's true that holding your little baby makes all the pain and tiredness go away!

Meredith said...

haha, this is so sweet!

Nicole said...

I loved this post. Really made me remember having my babies be babies. You forget... life gets crazy and you forget those sweet moments. The pump thing made me laugh... and cry. You really do feel like superwoman right?! Congrats... your darling is beautiful!

Kendra said...

beautiful, beautiful! So glad Evaleigh is here! She's lovely.

Rachael said...

Aww, you're so sweet. Your daughter is lucky to have you :)

Rachael said...

....And your husband too of course!

modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous post!!

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LindsayNicole said...

I love this post! You are amazing miss!!!

Haley K said...

oh i loved this post!! it's incredible how much love and knowledge you gain in such a short amount of time as soon as you become a mama! :) i can tell you're loving it...cheers to that :) and your baby girl in the last post, in the vintage doll dress...PRECIOUS. i'm a puddle on the floor :)

Marisa M said...

This is so adorable! I love how encouraging John was after you pumped! So sweet!

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