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things I've learned

All things that I've learned in the few weeks of motherhood...
  •  There really is a difference between a hungry cry and a sleepy cry.
  • Whoever said to use some sort nipple cream from the get go was a life saver.  I was able to use it for only 2 weeks before I no longer needed it.
  • You really can survive on little to no sleep.
  • Maternity leave FLIES by.
  • Breastfeeding dehydrates you, enough so that it can cause headaches.
  • I love my Moby Wrap much more than my bjorn
  • Gerber onesies are about 1 whole size smaller than what they are marked.  Found this out the hard way when I had one in my diaper bag as a back up and I put it on him and it looked like a muscle shirt.
  • Even though you might birth a 7 lb baby, you will need newborn clothes.
  • You can spend HOURS just staring at your baby because you want to soak up every second of their lives.
  • Your animals do know what's going on and in our case it was really noticeable.  Our dog is always by my side and while that sounds really sweet, it's a little obnoxious.  Our cat is social and much more vocal.
  • You will miss visiting your OB and hearing her advice.
  • Your house will be consumed with baby things and you will run out of storage FAST.
  • You feel great when you've had a shower but it doesn't happen everyday.
  • Sleep when the baby sleeps.  I'm serious.
So far these are some things that I've learned or experienced.  Mommyhood is just amazing and I thank my lucky stars that we are here loving on Coen daily.  He's such a great baby and we are extremely lucky parents.

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Kristal said…
Amen!! I can relate to every single one. :)
molly said…
You're gettin' the hang of it, my dear. Just remember to #1. breathe and #2. laugh at yourself

:)
Leah said…
Truth! The Gerber one is a hard one to learn.
This post just makes me smile. I am SO happy for you and LOVE reading all these things!!

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