Timothy is finally here!
He was born on April 11th, 2013 at 8:21PM. He weighed 9 pounds, 2.5 ounces and was 22 inches long. That’s a big boy!
In the week and a half since his arrival, I’ve noticed a few things:
- My body and multiple feedings and diaper changes during the night don’t mix well. It’s a finely tuned sleeping machine. Until now I’ve typically been able to get into bed and be asleep within about 5 minutes and out cold until it was time to wake up. This getting up every few hours just ain’t right. Normally when I wake up, I’m awake. No grogginess. Well, I found where I was storing all of my groggy and I’m tapping into it.
- Urgency has a new definition. I have found myself doing normal household chores on a much more frequent basis whenever the opportunity arises. There used to be a mental conversation where I’d convince myself that it could be done later. Not anymore. Any chance to get something done is a chance that needs to be taken. You never know when the next opportunity will come.
- Cuteness does not cancel out frustration at 2AM. Timothy is a cute baby. I know I’m biased, but he’s cute. This does not change the fact that at 2AM I want him to fall back asleep after being changed or fed. I’ve heard that exhaustion is a temporary thing. I hope that’s true.
What did you learn in the first days or weeks after you brought a baby home?