One month and counting

Yesterday little Parker turned one month old.  I think I’ve learned more in one month than I have in the past year.  Here are just a few:

  • Patience, patience, and then some more patience
  • Babies cry.  That’s what they do.  Sometimes they want something, and sometimes…they just want to cry.
  • Sometimes Moms cry when the baby cries…and it’s okay too.
  • Nursing is one of the hardest things to do, but rewarding bonding experience when going well
  • When someone offers to help… let them
  • Don’t cut baby toenails…just file them.  Don’t ask, just TRUST me on that
  • If the baby needs to be held, and dishes need to be done, babybjorn to the rescue
  • The way you do things may be the best way, but not the ONLY way.  It’s good to let others (ie: husband) do it THEIR way
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon is the best children book, and does a heck of a good job putting a little boy to sleep
  • Naps are the best.  Take at least one nap with your baby each day
  • Having skin to skin contact with the baby daily keeps him content and secure
  • Thrush is no joke, and can be a painful nursing experience.  The earlier you get treated (14 day dosage NOT 2 day) the better you and your baby will feel
  • The fisher price bouncy chair is the best thing so you can finally get that shower you’ve been waiting for
  • Walking the two mile loop is the best way for baby to relax and mommy to “check out” for a bit
  • The halo sleep sack swaddler and a pacifier makes for a good start to a long night of sleep (long meaning waking every 2.5-3 hrs)
  • Cloth diapering is a good idea during the day…but at night it’s a pain when you’re half asleep
  • As much as I’ve wanted to get on a schedule with Parker, this month we’ve been focusing on getting to know each other in order to develop our own rhythm.  A schedule will come soon enough, and I’m not going to rush it.
  • Friends bringing meals has been invaluable, and has turned a few “bad days” into “better days”
  • It’s important to show love to your pets.  Lizzie ate Parker’s pacifier this morning…poor thing.  Probably love deprived.
  • Just when you think you’ve reached your wits end…just remember John and Kate Plus Eight and Octomom and thank your lucky stars!

2 thoughts on “One month and counting

  1. I love the part about the bouncer 🙂 We use ours all the time. Ethan loves the vibrator on it. Glad all is going well!!!

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