Baby Time

July 18, 2010

Well, we had a baby. That’s right. Our little guy joined us on July 7th. Most people want to know how I’m holding up. The truth is I don’t know yet. I must say that I was not one of those ladies who enjoyed being pregnant. It was uncomfortable. I hated not being able to do simple things, like roll over at night.

What I did enjoy, oddly enough, was the giving birth part. The epidural made it much more enjoyable, but I thought it went very quickly and I was told (who knows if this is a lie) that I did a great job. I pushed that sucker out! I was over it. My body immediately felt better! It was nice to be able to roll over at night again.

Of course no one told me about the being sore and mass amounts of bleeding that would follow, but you know. After a couple of days I was able to get around again fairly well.

Have we been tired? Yes. However, it’s a whole different kind of tired. A rush of adrenaline tired. I wake up about every two hours thinking I’ll need to feed him or change his diaper. There have been moments where I’ve been deliriously tired and I don’t think I have it in me to feed him again. (and thank god for abuela who finally figured out that he was not in fact hungry every hour, but had a tummy ache).

I’d be lying if I said there were some nights where I was not very happy and wondered what the heck we got ourselves into. However, there are other times where he makes these adorable faces and looks like he’s about ready to speak to me that make it worth it.

My hubby, friends, and family make it worth it too. They keep me sane. I do have to say that I don’t think I would make it as one of those stay at home moms. There are days when I am very bored and look foreword to Mr. Man going to daycare so that someone else can change all those stinky diapers and my boob can have a break. HA!

I’ve found that making lists helps me pass the days. Even if the list is lame, like check out my favorite websites. Getting dressed and having a plan for the day helps maintain some sense of sanity.

So where do we go from here? Well, first off, I’m not even sure this post makes any sense. It’s a lil all over the place and a bit random, which I’m going to blame on lack of sleep. All I know is that we will take it day by day and probably before we know it he will be off to college.

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