I can't believe that it has been a month already!! You can read about baby Noah's dramatic arrival into the world here
Over the past 4 weeks I learned a few things about myself....and about babies.
1.)Having a newborn means all sense of style and fashion go out the window. Do you know how many times I left the house only to discover that I reeked of formula and still had the same pants on from the day before?
2.)Watching the sun rise can be a beautiful thing...if only I hadn't seen it every day for the last 3 weeks
3.)Taking all 4 kids to the grocery store is easy. It is tactfully telling complete strangers to back off that is the hard part
4.)I have become jealous of my husband. He gets to go to work and act like an adult everyday. I sing the Spongbob song and play monsters all day
5.)If I make myself something to eat, it better not be a hot meal. As soon as I pick up the fork, baby will need a change and a bottle, the other kids will need something and as soon as my back is turned one of them will eat my meal.
6.)It doesn't matter how crappy a day I am having or how down I am. Holding Noah, having him snuggle his little head up to my neck and just sitting with him puts it all in perspective
7.)I am stronger then I think. And I can still be a good mom even with one hour of sleep
I still cannot believe that a month has gone by since Noah arrived. I was sitting down folding laundry this afternoon when I looked at the clock 12:45pm...the exact time of Noah's arrival. As I looked down at him he grinned up at me (ok maybe it was gas...but I am not admiting that). I thought back to what was going on one month ago at that time. I thought back to all the complications of my pregnancy. I thought back to holding my son for the first time in recovery.
It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day drama of running a household with 4 children. But since having Noah I have learned that dirty dishes and clothes can wait. It is the little things that stick with you the most.
10 years from now the kids are not going to remember if the house was clean or laundry done, but they will remember the time we spent together as a family.