The past three months since the baby's birth have been full of many joys, surprises, laughter, tears and messy moments. I can say honestly that we have been blessed with a very good baby. I can share with so many stories like the time she had a bad diaper and it ended up shooting in the crib and OVER the crib and onto the carpet.....or the first time we saw her genuinely smile at us......or the time she changed clothes five times in one day because of spit up or some other unnatural secretion......or how she loves to be lifted in the air....and how she constantly gnaws at her dragonfly etc...
Parenthood has been a challenge, but a good challenge. I love being a mom in spite of the "tough' times and lack of sleep. So for this blog post I will leave you with the good, bad and ugly.
I love when my baby wakes up from a night of sleep. It is usually when she is the happiest. Seeing her grin at me makes my job worthwhile.
Sometimes the baby wakes up from her nap crying and I wait a few minutes to see if she really is up or if she is going to go back to sleep. Today she went from "complaining" as I call it (not really crying, just letting us know she is not content) to crying. I went in and tried to soothe her but she was having none of it. So I picked up my baby and brought her into our room for a diaper change and to be fed. The baby did not want to be set down so she went from crying to loudly crying. I wanted to use the "booger sucker" (i.e. Nasal Aspirator) before I fed her so she would not choke but as soon as I put it in her nose she jerked her head and I ended up hurting her. So the baby went from crying loudly to screaming. Sigh. I calmed her down enough to begin feeding her but she had the hiccups and it took several more minutes for her to be calm enough to actually eat a good meal.
You would think I would learn that when I change the baby on the couch to place something underneath her, such as a towel. So for the hundredth time, she had a bad diaper and now there is poopey on the couch....again.
And the journey continues...
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