Thursday, February 7, 2013

Croupy, Poopy, Barfy

Being a new mom I have gone through a variety of emotions. But hey! I never had the emotional breakdowns that people said would come with motherhood. Wahoo, crisis averted. But I have had quiet cries in the showers or crying when the baby cries :) As I was feeding my baby today feeling sorry for myself I realized that I wasn't doing myself any good by feeling bad about my back, my slow healing tear, how terrifying pooping is! {TMI? well good thing nobody really reads this right??} Even more I spend all day with Daniel now and I would hate for my negativity to rub off on him! I have been a complainer in the past {see previous posts} and always decided I wanted to change. But now I really do need to change. I don't want this little guy to get an ounce of my negativity! So I have decided I am slowly going to start making changes.

1. Every time I breastfeed I am going to think of 10 things I am grateful for and say them outloud
2. I am going to print out these quotes and put them around my bathroom mirror and really take them to heart.
3. Try to enjoy the ride a little more! Everybody says they miss when there kids were babies right? Well mine still is, so I am going to try and enjoy it.

I will say though that I am starting to see a change. Once I came to accept the fact that taking care of Danny really is my only job things became easier. No one expects me to do anything  but love and care for this little baby. That's it! So when I'm frustrated he hasn't slept so I can't clean the room I really need to sit down and realize that no one cares if the room is clean, as long as I still have a happy {or somewhat happy} baby at the end of the day. I am also going to stop stressing out about when he sleeps/wakes. I get tons of help anyways, no need!



ps. Todays quote came from Arrested Development, a show Wyatt and I have recently started liking. :)  Post title was brought to you by my friend Joslyn. The description she gave taking care of a sick baby.

Eeek he pooped he pooped!

Things we love about Daniel at 1 Month!

I love his milk drunk face after a good feeding
The way he lifts his right arm {for whatever reason} after a good feeding
His smile! This baby has been flashing us those pink gums since the day we brought him home, makes getting up with him and bouncing him while he's fussy worth it.
He makes funny noises when he's crying and we put his binky in {they sound alien like}
His face while he's in the tub, he loves taking a bath, but he screams every time we take him out.
He generally sleeps pretty well at night. he will sleep like 3 hr stretches and wake up to feed. at around 1:30 am, 5:00 am and 7:30 ish. {he doesn't really sleep during the day}
The way he recognizes my voice! I walked through the door the other day and said "ooh my baby!" he coo'd ! He recognized my voice :)
The way he stretches when he just woke up, he looks like a little butter ball. 
The way he farts a lot when he woke up
The way he looked that one time we were washing his hair, hard to explain, he had his eyes closed and head tilted back and was just loving having his hair washed under the running water
The way he looked that one night all 3{Wyatt, me and danny} were up in the middle of the night and I was holding him. He looked so frazzled it still makes me laugh to think about.
The way he loves it when you cuddle him
The way snuggles his head under my chin when I'm holding him {sometimes he will do this sometimes he won't}
Lastly, the way he looks at me, he has the cutest little gaze and I can't help but feel that we are totally having a moment!


ps. Today's post title was brought to you by none other than Wyatt :). We were told many times  that skin to skin for mother & baby was crucial, but we were also told that when mommy isn't available Daddy is an excellent candidate for skin to skin! So one day, after a frustrating visit to a lactation specialist (trouble latching)   I encouraged Wyatt to try this skin to skin business. So he finally agreed, he took our newborn upstairs took his shirt off and got danny down to a diaper. Not long after he went upstairs, Wyatt came flying downstairs screaming "He pooped!! He pooped!" it was hilarious.