Things I’ve Learned From My Three-week Old…

16 Nov

1.  Sleep is over-rated.  That being said, there is a vast difference between sleeping for 6 consecutive hours and sleeping for three 2-hour intervals with 30-45 minutes of awake time between each one.

2.  Falling asleep sitting up is surprisingly easy.

3.  Babies make people happy.

4.  Babies are a good judge of character.  They will show you the best of people.

5.  Previously mundane tasks are now a luxury, i.e. grocery shopping, and on a smaller level–showering and going to the bathroom.

6.    Standing up to eat is a good diet plan.  Turns out you don’t eat as much.

7.  You can accomplish a lot with one hand only.  Yes, it usally goes much slower, but it can be done.

8.  You can make up songs about just about anything.  You can also make up words to rhyme with your made-up songs with ease.

9.  There is no one else on this earth that could make you give up chocolate.  Or caffeine. 

10.  The best-laid plans ALWAYS fail.  You will never again have the control over your life that you once had.  This can be first demonstrated when you child decides to make an appearance two-weeks ahead of schedule.

11.  This list should be longer, but being a mom, lack of sleep, and breastfeeding literally suck your brain power right out of you.

12.  Your heart CAN contain all the love you have inside of you, but people will see it radiating out of every pore in your body.

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5 Responses to “Things I’ve Learned From My Three-week Old…”

  1. Jill November 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    welcome to parenthood … the greatest adventure of all. You now know the meaning of life and i love you for that.

    • JJ November 16, 2009 at 10:22 pm #

      I am not shocked at all that you picked this parent thing up in 3 weeks..You are a great mom (and wife, dont tell Chris that) and will only become even better!
      Keep Blogging!!

      • michgal18 November 17, 2009 at 8:26 am #

        thanks JJ!! 🙂

  2. Tara November 17, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    Parenthood is an amazing thing. I love what you said about eating standing up…I feel like I could even sleep standing up if that were necessary! You sound like a great mom and your only 3 weeks in!

    • michgal18 November 17, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

      🙂 Thanks!!

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