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Things I'd Forgotten About Newborns

I'm working on the Pookie's labor and delivery story. But for now, I will leave you with some things I had forgotten about having a newborn...

-How much they poop.
-How much laundry they create.
-The constant nursing.
-The delicious baby smell.
-How small they are.
-The mewing cries and noises they make, like a kitten.
-Did I mention the laundry?
-The smell of spit up, fresh and that one or two day old crusty stuff that you hadn't realized got on your shirt or the baby's shirt until you are snuggling and breath deep to inhale delicious baby smell and instead smell that stale, gross crud.
-How much my breast leak.
-The cluster feedings (OMG! I forgot just how tough those are!), and it's partner: cluster poopings.
-Having to be Mom's All Night Diner.
-Those early smiles for seemingly no reason, especially the ones while they are nursing when the corner of their mouths turn up around the mouthful of nipple.
-That undefined, dark blue eye color they have before it settles into the color they will be.

I'm sure there are tons more, good and bad, but that's all I can come up with right now. It's an exhausting and wonderful stage.

Comments

Trannyhead said…
There are so many things I've already forgotten. I keep getting those baby coupon books in the mail and I think, "Woah - I forgot about [insert item here] completely! I need this."
Shellie said…
Ah, great memories!!

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