Monday, May 16, 2011

Easier everyday!

Having a newborn is crazy, absolutely insane. There is no feasible way to explain to someone what is about to happen to their life once a baby arrives. It's just complete chaos. Perhaps that's why there's this commodity among all mommies. This unspoken rule that "I know what you've been through, I've been there too" type of understandings. I can remember being completely overwhelmed and wondering how the hell people have more then one of these. Well something has happened over the past year. He's gotten older, easier in some ways and tougher in others. He's my big boy but still a little baby. For the first time we can actually fathom having another one (and no, another one is not on the way.) We're simply understanding how it would actually be possible to have another, we can see the light. Nolen might actually have siblings one day.

I've been thinking about whats changed, why he's easier these days:

- He SLEEPS! I used to hear people saying that their 2 day old slept through the night. Right. I'm sure they do! It has nothing to do with the fact that you wear ear plugs, don't own a monitor, and could sleep through a hurricane. These people really eerked me. Newborns don't sleep through the night, and Nolen was no exception. He really didn't start sleeping through the night until he was close to a year old, and oh what a glorious day that was!

-No more nursing! Mommy can wear anything she wants, can drink mimosas with breakfast (can take Tylenol when she has one to many mimosas,) she can eat spicy foods, she can leave you for longer then 4 hours at a time, she can stop drinking 2 gallons of water each day, she can wear normal bras, she can be FREE!

-He eats table food. SO much has gone into Nolen's eating this past year. Before leaving the house we'd have to do the rundown,"Do we have baby food, bib, spoon, little bowl, bottle , milk..." Now when can get up and go without much thought. This boy can eat anything, anywhere! Easy.

-He can feed himself now, well, kind of...

-The car- Car rides used to be a huge fiasco. Nolen hated his car seat, he hated riding for longer then 5 minutes at a time. We would be forced to sing 'Wheels on the Bus' for our entire car ride. These days he's enjoying his big boy seat, more room! He likes to listen to music, sing songs, and if things get a little hairy we just toss some goldfish back and turn on Elmo. Nice.

1 comment:

  1. I agree...other then the sleep part. I'm still in the minority of Cole STILL not sleeping through the night:( But it is crazy to think of how hard things were this time last year. I might be crazy for doing it all over again so soon:)