Sunday, February 22, 2009

Learning new things

I've been thinking a lot about the things I've learned since Nate arrived almost 1 year ago. Here are some highlights (in no particular order):

-Cottage cheese is a finger food - who knew?
-How bad a diaper pail can smell
-What it feels like to have poop under my fingernails
-What a formula burp smells like
-How antibiotic-induced farts can make me retch especially when it's all day every day for 10-12 days
-What being tired really means
-What a witching hour is and how happy I am when it stops
-How being slapped open-palmed against my eye feels
-How long 5 minutes can be: 5 minutes away from home and the baby's hungry; 5 minutes until I'm home to see him; 5 minutes of him screaming bloody murder. On all accounts, 5 minutes feels like F.O.R.E.V.E.R.
-How yummy babies smell
-What a mother's love is
-I really can't imagine what life was like before
-How a smile or a giggle makes everything okay
-How proud I am to call myself "Mama"
-How proud I am when Nate calls me Mama
-How I can be extremely excited or sad when Nate cries, holds his bottle, rolls over, babbles, laughs, pees, poops, walks, eats. I once bawled when Nate held his bottle because that meant he no longer needed me to do it for him. 3 months later and I'm still holding his bottle.
-How it feels to sleep with a toe in my ribs at all times
-How exciting it is to have an excuse to nap twice a day
-The beauty of the drive-thru, whether it be for food, banking, or Rx refills
-Sneezing is funny and is always followed by a smile
-The joys of getting lots of stuff out of his nose with the booger-sucker. It's like the satisfaction of vacuuming up something crunchy.

Have anything to add? I'd love to hear it!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Isn't it all AMAZING? I'm so glad you have a reason to know all this stuff now!