New mom!

Wow! I’m amazed at how much I forget about having a newborn. You’d think it would all be there and I could just step back into it but it’s not quite like that. It was 3 years ago that I did all this and I’ve lost those memories along the way. For instance, changing diapers, I’m starting to remember that you need to roll down the top of the diaper to avoid the cord, point the tabs down to make it tighter around the legs and use the expense brands because newborns pee right through the cheap ones…all of this is very important! It could save a lot of unnecessary laundry!

I forgot what it was like to get up 3 times in the night to nurse, change diapers (to wake him up again), nurse and go back to sleep. Leyton is a wonderful baby and is already on a 2-3 hour routine 🙂 But having said that, I know every night is it’s own and sometimes there’s no reason or rhyme for babies crying and needing to be held. He’s so little and needs his mama…I don’t mind holding him! I forgot how precious those quiet night time feedings are. Just me and my baby when everyone else is asleep.

I forgot that babies smile as a reflex. I keep thinking he’s so advanced.

He’s a week old today and I’m feeling great! The weather has been perfect. I’ve had several friends tell me what a perfect time of year it is to have a baby cause everyone is coming out of their homes and going outside…summer is coming and for us Minnesotans who have hibernated for the winter…it’s a great time to be alive.

My mom and step-day come tomorrow and I can’t wait to show him off. He’s so beautiful. I have been taking pictures! (how could I not?) and I will get them up soon.

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April - April 22, 2008 - 3:04 pm

I am glad things are going so well! How is it for you to be able to enjoy sweets again and not have to count all those carbs?

Angie W - April 23, 2008 - 2:55 pm

Noemi,

You have just given me chills of excitement – I have about 13 weeks to go before we welcome our second little boy into this family. Like you it has been 3-3.5 years since we did the “newborn thing” and I am sure I will have forgotten all sorts of things! 🙂 I can not wait to love on a new baby again – enjoy these precious brand new moments with Leyton.

God Bless!

Kristi | Dolce - April 23, 2008 - 3:04 pm

Noemi, I’m so glad to hear things are so great! I’m looking forward to more photos – but enjoy this time, it is so precious!!

Shannon - April 24, 2008 - 8:34 am

Hi Noemi! Congratulations on your son! He is adorable. I have an idea for a new photo contest. Could we have a contest of your favorite baby picture? I have a 3 month old, and I am always looking for new creative ways to take pictures. It might be fun to see other people’s ideas.

Carolyn - April 25, 2008 - 10:16 am

Congratulations guys! I hope these first few weeks go smoothly for you. It’s neat that you can see the joy of being up in the night. That’s a hard thing to do when all you want is to go back to sleep.

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