Wednesday, May 11, 2011

3 Weeks

Has it really been 3 weeks since our little one arrived?  It seems like both just yesterday and eons ago, simultaneously.  True, it's been a roller coaster ride these past 3 weeks, but wowzers. 

Here are some life lessons learned in just 3 short weeks... pertaining to mommyhood. 

1.  It is humbling and miraculous how God designs the Mother's body.  I'm not just talking about labor and delivery, but the ability to run on 1.5-2 hour shifts of sleep, awaken at the sound of irregular breathing, know how to comfort, breastfeed... the list could go on and on.

2.  Let's talk about breastfeeding.  Wow.  What an experience.  Not painful, but not a day at the spa by any stretch of the imagination.  However, what a blessing.  Both to the precious babe and to mommy.  I do, sometimes, feel like a dairy factory, because these ladies are very ambitious in their duty.  Very.  Which is good, because the precious babe likes to eat.  A lot.  I don't know where he gets that from. 

3.  Pumping.  Just started this two days ago.  Once again, not painful, but very reminiscent of being a dairy factory.  Just call me Daisy or Betsy.  But, to see Mr. Smith give Harrison his first bottle two nights ago... well worth it. 

4.  I have glowing reviews of Tummy Butter.  I have no stretch marks, and am pretty much back in pre-baby clothes.  (Besides the ladies of course, which are quite fabulous looking right now.  See #2 and #3 for reasoning.)  I cannot get over how fast you drop the weight.  Cankles no more! 

5.  While we all remember the diaper hoarding, I am pleased to share that we were able to give away a lot of diapers, tolietries, and other baby stuff to the storm victims in Tuscaloosa last weekend.  Thank you couponing!  It did me good to be able to do something, not just sit idle.

6. Vanity. Kiss it good-bye. I now wear eau de baby - a winning combo of baby lotion and milk.  And maybe some spit-up.  It's all about survival, people. 

Gotta go... H is hungry.  

Pics of Mother's Day weekend to come.

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