Wow, has life changed! Life with a newborn is totally and completely busy all.the.time. I wouldn’t change a darn thing though. Jonny and I are both already so in love with baby William, we can’t seem to get enough of him. I’m going to do my best to get back to blogging on a somewhat consistent basis, but I know you’ll understand if I miss a day or two. (Sorry for messing up your morning routine, Dad, and Hi Poppy! I’m back! hehe)
All photos in today’s post are taken by Stephanie Cotta Photography. She just takes too good of pictures not to share. Eventually my posts will be filled with my own more amateur photos once Stephanie stops taking ridiculously adorable pictures of William. But seeing as she demands to see him everyday and always has her camera… it may be awhile. And we’re ok with that. For now, follow me on Instagram to see some of my own candid shots.
Sleep. What is that? People weren’t joking when they said sleep when you can because you won’t get much of it when lil man arrives. I knew sleep would be limited, but I figured I’d still get several two to three hour chunks of sleep at a time. Ha! William may be getting between two and four hours of sleep at a time, but not momma! I’m nursing, but having to pump my breast milk, as well (more on this in a coming future post), so it definitely makes everything take longer. I’m slowly figuring out how to manage middle of the night feedings.
One night I tried changing William’s diaper before feeding him since he always wakes up during diaper changes and falls asleep while eating. As you can imagine, that just meant I had to change his diaper twice each time he was up since every time he eats, he goes. I’m sure once I really get the hang of him waking, feeding, pooping, burping, and me pumping, he’ll totally change again and I’ll have to figure it out all over again. Bring it on, baby!
Stephanie obviously took this photo in the hospital. I was mimicking his yawn because William’s yawns are the cutest things ever. Like everything else about him. The little sleep I did get in the hospital was deceiving since I had him stay in the nursery both nights and the nurses brought him to me when it was time to nurse. They sure made it easy! William sleeps in a bassinet right next to our bed, so I had planned on just picking him up and nursing him in bed and the keeping diaper changing supplies right there, too. But since I have to pump anyway, we get out of bed and walk next door to William’s nursery.
And actually I was even more spoiled coming home from the hospital because the first night I felt pretty frantic around eleven at night and called my mom to ask if she would sleep over. She was over in an instant and helped me through our first night. (My mom is AMAZING!) Then my sister came over the second night. They did all the diaper changes and brought the bassinet into the spare bedroom with them so I could get some sleep. It was much appreciated because being exhausted is a bit of an understatement and two hours of uninterrupted sleep is magical. The last several nights we’ve been on our own, and like I said before, we’re still figuring it out, but itz all good!
My niece and nephew Jacob and Audrey are so in love with baby William. They can’t seem to get enough of him and want to hold him all the time. Not pictured is my other nephew Jackson who is also in love with William. He even offered to change his poopy diaper and told my mom and me, “I’m six! I could do it; I really can! I can just plug my nose!” Haha, such a helper!
Life with a newborn is hectic, but I love every minute of it. Itz marvelous, indeed, which is precisely why I’m linking up to Healthy Diva’s Marvelous in my Monday today!
Baby hair. So soft. Perfect coloring. Lots of it. Mmm.
Every part of William is perfect. In the evening Jonny and I sit together with William and just stare at him. We take turns commenting on how cute and perfect every inch of him is. And baby noises? Oh my goodness, his little moans and groans are too adorable!
Like all newborns, William sleeps more than he’s awake, but when he’s awake we talk, laugh, sing, read, and hang out. We listen to music and sing along. We talk about our day and who we saw. We talk about all our family and friends who love William. I can’t say it enough: we love him. We love every little thing about him. He’s perfect.
Mommas: What was the hardest part about adjusting to life with a newborn?