Monday, July 12, 2010

Things I have learned in the past two weeks

  • That thing called a morphine drip=awesomeness
  • You really lose all modesty after having a child.
  • There is such thing as a nice hospital.
  • There is such thing as a nurse that knows when to quit (after having tried 3x to get an IV started. Then after two more ppl come in...mission accomplished!) and yet your arm is till bruised two weeks later. thankyouverymuch.
  • Hearing your new nurse after shift change say, 'I just graduated' is not really the first thing you'd like to hear come out of her mouth.
  • There is such thing at thigh high compression hose (worn to help prevent clots) Seeexxxy!
  • My child will eat anything. Literally anything.
  • Two hour naps after watching a mobile baby wreck havoc on your house=priceless
  • Baby kisses are so perfect and sweet even if they are open mouthed and slobbery
  • The times that you need to pick up a baby in a day's span? A gazillion and one.
  • There is not a time limit on how many times you can scoop something out of an 8 month old baby's mouth.
  • There is also not limit on how many THINGS you will pull out of an 8 month old baby's mouth.
  • My kid knows exactly how to whine so that grandma will come over and say, 'aw' and scoop him up.
  • Said baby does not whine until grandma comes over and he takes one look at her and goes, 'uuuuh, uuuh; with arms raised up.
  • In two weeks, your baby can change. He can wave, crawl, cruise around the furniture, sprout teeth, climb onto the hearth of the fireplace, dance and now clap. I mean two weeks makes a big difference in baby years.
  • Seeing your baby literally grow up before your eye creates feelings of magnificence, joy and sadness at the same time.
  • Watching your child rub their snack on the dog does not surprise you.
  • Watching your child remove the wall outlet plugs does not surprise you either.
  • Watching your 8 month old use a toy to climb from the ground to the fireplace surprises the heck out of you!
  • Going back to work after being home with your baby for two weeks is like going back from maternity leave all over again.
  • The words day care makes you want to cry.
  • Thinking of having to send your child to a stranger when he is old enough to know the difference is one to send you into panic mode (more on this later)
  • When you leave your child in the hands of someone you trust, you still worry and want to check up to make sure they are doing things the 'right' way-aka, mommy's way.
  • The first thing you think about after waking up from surgery is your family and seeing them again.
  • When they tell you that you are staying overnight you might find yourself barely able to talk (it's not easy to talk when you wake up from anesthesia and have had a tube shoved down your throat) but the word you manage to get out is, 'baby.'
  • Being reunited feels soooo good.
  • Being able to be a mommy again feels soooo much better.


Maria said...

When you leave your child in the hands of someone you trust, you still worry and want to check up to make sure they are doing things the 'right' way-aka, mommy's way.

This is so going to be me!

Mary said...

It's got be so tough being home with him all that time, watching him change right before your eyes, and then having to go back to stupid work. Work sucks. But the grandma manipulation cracks me up. I've seen that in action too from my nephews.

chambanachik said...

I love this. My due date is tomorrow, and I'm trying to psych myself up for the good things instead of worrying about the hard parts.