Domestic Bliss Report

Motherhood is hard work. If we don't stick together, we'll all fall apart.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Other things I've forgotten in three years

1. How frustrating the Fourth Trimester can be--instead of being attached to my abdomen and leaving my hands free, the baby is attached to my shoulder (or breast) and ties one hand up

2. How quickly they grow out of newborn anything and into 3-6 M, or size 1-2 diapers

3. Five minutes of dishes isn't much, but it's better than nothing

4. Not vacuuming won't make the rug fall apart; actually, after three kids, it's probably the dog hair holding it together

5. How much concentration it takes simply to poop when you've only been doing it for four weeks

6. How distressing gas can be until it finds its way out--one end or the other

7. How vital it is to make sure the wipes are stocked in the diaper bag

8. It's not the baby that's so heavy--it's the carseat

9. "Race the baby" (trying to get home before having to nurse the baby) is always a losing game and you'll end up pulling over anyway

10. If they've been fed, changed, and burped enough to have hiccups and they're still crying, they probably just need some quiet cuddles and sleep--which wouldn't hurt you, either.



At 7:07 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

1: Wurd. Thank God Mary loved the sling from day one. She also came home from the hospital in a 3-6 month outfit.

8: Again, thank god for the sling. If she ain't sleepin', she's coming out!

At 6:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, funny and true - those facial expressions when they poop! And can my 4 month old snore - we were getting amused stares in church...

At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. - I homeschooled my kids for a couple of years while my wife worked. My hats off to you!


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