Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Like Riding a Bike

Maddex is one month old today!  Now that the kids are older I don't remember what it was like when they were babies.  But surprisingly, it's kind of been like riding a bike.  It's all coming back to me now. I had forgotten...
-how tiny the diapers are
-how soft the bottom of a baby's foot is
-that funny thing they do with their toes when you push on their feet
-babies are slippery when wet
-crusty eyes, flakey skin and baby acne
-how explosive the poop sounds only to leave you wondering if the clothes made it or not
-being pleasantly surprised they did make it and it wasn't as much as it sounded
-changing the poop only to find out they're not done and you are the one who's not gonna make it
-getting spit up on and deciding what the limit is before changing shirts
-the types of spit up:  projectile, curdled milk, semi-curled and milk drool
-trying to wake them up and they sleep through anything
-trying to get them to sleep and the smallest thing will wake them up...a cruel irony
-how night feedings last a lot longer than during the day due to the fact that I'm falling asleep
-waking up during the night feeding and looking at the clock to see that I've had my head hanging down for the past 18 minutes
-the crick in my neck that follows
-being whacked in the cheekbone by their bobble head
-their eyes start to cross when focusing
-their eyes roll back and flutter when they sleep
-smiling and laughing in their sleep
-trying so hard to make them smile and just getting a blank stare in return
-getting excited that they smiled at me only to get let down when there's a poop or spit up to follow, it was just another gassy fluke
-rocking them in the rocking chair and putting myself to sleep instead
-how hard it is to get their little arms through long sleeves
-having to plan 20 minutes ahead before going anywhere to get a good feeding in
-secretly hoping that while I'm out they'll sleep the whole time
-nap when they are napping, otherwise they will make you pay for it later...which I will since I'm using the kids' nap time for my computer time

So here's to next month when I will hopefully get a REAL smile.


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