I can't believe C is four weeks old already. On Friday, he'll be one-month. A MONTH! Wow, that happened quickly.
I've learned a lot in the last 4 weeks, and I thought hey, I'll share my "wisdom" with the world.
1. You will cry. There will be no reason for it.
2. Breastfeeding is hard. Stick it out.
3. A baby can sleep through a lot of noise.
4. A kitchen can be cleaned in 4 minutes or less.
5. Sometimes, brushing your hair is the only accomplishment you need to make a day feel valuable.
6. Staring for hours at one person is not always stalkery.
7. Babies do NOT always smell nice.
8. It's ok if it takes you awhile to feel like a mom.
9. Invite other moms over to visit. They will understand when you hand them your kid to hold and go to the bathroom alone.
10. Nap, nap, nap. Then? Take another nap.
11. Target is a perfectly legitimate outing. Cart rides lull babies.
12. Make sure you get one hour to yourself every day. (this frequently turns out to be just 1/2 hour, but it's still super valuable.
13. It's ok to say "no, you can't visit today."
14. Even if you've gone 33 years without drinking coffee, or even liking it, you may find yourself heading out to buy a coffee pot at one week post-baby.
15. It is possible to make chili, bake a frozen pizza, pay the bills and brush your hair in the time it takes for that pizza to bake.
I don't know how women do this with more than one child (or SEVEN, I'm looking at you, Alison) and especially single mothers? Single mothers deserve lifetime achievement awards. Seriously.
Are you a mom? Any other wisdom you'd share?