Oh, life with a new baby! I was not prepared for this….
I was not prepared for how much I would love him! I knew I would love him, obviously, but he’s just wonderful!:) I always used to say I wasn’t really a newborn kind of person. I’ve always loved my babies, but I’m not obsessed with newborns, in general. I have a friend who once said of her newborn baby, “These first days are going so fast! I want this cuddly stage to slow down!”
And inside I thought, “Oh, please, those first weeks cannot go fast enough!! They are HARD!” I kinda felt like I hit my stride around three months.
But something has happened to me – near the end of his first day, I thought, “This is going to go so fast! He’s growing up too quickly! We’re almost done the first day already!!!” And I find myself wanting to soak in every minute of him being so little, and the way he smells, and how he curls up against me.
Maybe it’s because I know it’s the last time we’ll have a newborn. Maybe it’s because I’m a little bit older, and a tiny bit smarter, and I’m learning to separate the good from the hard, and not lump all of it together, labeling it “hard”.
I was not prepared for how amazing everyone would be. So many kind words and excitement for us, such cute gifts, and so much amazing food!! Our family is a pain to feed, with all the food allergies we’ve got going on around here, but people have been incredible. I feel spoiled rotten!;)