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Baby Steps

I promised Mopsa that I'd blog today, so here goes.

My daughter is two weeks old today. (My daughter. I still can't really wrap my head around the fact that I'm a mom.) It's been a crazy two weeks -- though not as bad as I thought it would be. We must have gotten lucky with a really good baby. She gets up 2-3 times a night, but is easily settled with a snack and a diaper change.

The first week was definitely the hardest: coming home from the hospital, adjusting to life with baby, feeling WICKED hormonal, trying to get the hang of breastfeeding and just recovering physically. It's gotten a little easier every day.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that Jeremy has had two weeks off work and has been around helping me soothe the baby and keep things in order (and catch up on all his RSS feeds). Next week, when he goes back to work, the real test will begin. I'm sure we'll be fine. I figure if I can give birth without drugs, I can be a good stay-at-home mom.

Posted February 1, 2006 10:13 PM | On This Day: 2005 2003



My one piece of advice: don't use a night light. Babies should sleep in pitch black darkness. If you need a night light when you go in there, turn it on when you go in and off when you leave. Myles still sleeps in pitch black. It is good for their eyes and it makes them sleep better because they are used to it.

This is important!

More bad advice to come...

Oh, I've so enjoyed seeing the pics at wilkerville & reading JW's update. She's so precious I'm afraid to visit for fear I'll suck her face off. I'm so happy for you all.

follow your instincts, it will always get you thru - and in someways its all you have. seriously, don't doubt the instincts.

"My daughter." Somehow it's even weirder than saying "my husband." Don't worry! You've got what it takes in your DNA and come from a long line of brave, strong mothering-kinda-women--your gramma (birthed 10, raised 9), your great gramma (birthed 9, raised 8) and all the way back your great-great-gramma-Gleason who did her thing in Bayfield, Wisconsin. And remember, you practically raised Paddy and Nora. Well, maybe that's not such a great example. Be your decisive, take-charge, go-with-the-flow self and all will be well. And enjoy every moment because, believe me, time flies!