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One Month Old

7.18.2013


...to accompany this post. I'm feeling very sentimental this morning. My little baby is getting big. Even though I know she is still tiny, she is definitely bigger than she was a month ago. It makes me both happy and sad. But just look at this face! It's interesting to me how babies faces transform. Right when they are born, their faces are squished. Then, they loosen up and are so skinny, and by skinny, I mean, there's so much skin and not enough face. And then they get chubby. All within a month.



We ditched the bow (or brain squisher as it is sometimes referred to in this house) for those last few pictures... And below... just look at those tiny fingers and toes! I die! I love my little 1 month old.



I also wanted to jot down a few things I have been thinking about or have learned in the past month.

To start, I have to say that I love being a mom. Everyday I am amazed at this beautiful person I get to take care of. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father sent this wonderful person to me and let me be her mom. I have never received a more special gift.

Let me follow that with breastfeeding is hard. Like one of the hardest things I've ever done. It is hard and painful physically and also hard emotionally because you start breastfeeding right when all of your hormones are crazy! And then you cry because it hurts so bad and you feel bad because you don't want to feed your baby because of the pain and everyone tells you it gets better and it doesn't seem to be getting better and you have to feed them anyway, which makes it hurt even more... Ahh! Breastfeeding is hard. We just barely got the hang of it like last week. I really wish someone would have told me how hard it was going to be. I was not prepared for that.

Another thing I have learned in the past month is that I should always admit defeat early in the middle of the night because everything is harder in the middle of the night - especially in the beginning when you're not used to the lack of sleep. When she wouldn't eat or sleep at the beginning, it was SO much better when I just handed her over to Jordan and asked him to help me (plus of course he has the magic touch and can make her fall asleep instantly).

Also, I just have to say that it's SO nice that I don't have to go to the bathroom 4 times a night, like I did when I was pregnant! (And even though things are hard in the middle of the night, I'd much rather spend that time with a cute baby, than going to the bathroom)

And lastly, saying you like the peace and quiet in your home in the middle of the night is a lie. I've heard so many mom's say that. And I just have to say, I don't think it applies to me. I'd much rather be sleeping. I've decided some mom's have to be saying that simply as a coping mechanism to make themselves feel better for the lack of sleep they're getting.

Anyway, those are some of my thoughts for the day.

4 comments:

  1. I love that this post is honest. And also I'm still in love with that chair upholstery you did. It's so cute!

    Not to mention those tiny tiny fingers.

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  2. I love her long nails on her tiny fingers, so cute! It amazes me how all the baby girls I know look just like their daddy :) Ugh, nursing. I'm so sorry - remember how I told you though that after like 6 weeks it gets better? I hope it does!

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  3. gosh she is so cute.
    and good things to know about babies! haha

    K

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  4. Thanks for keeping it real, Corina. After four babies, I never got used to nursing. It sucks! (Ha ha. That's a good pun.) You are not alone in this. I am totally with you. Rooting for you both that it will get better.

    Keep up the good work as Reagan's mom. You are obviously doing such a great job and she is just adorable.

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