Since I had so much fun with my toddler post a while back, I thought I’d do one for my baby too. My daughter is now two months old! Wow, that went by quickly! But since she’s still considered a newborn (until 3 months I believe) here are my thoughts.
You know you’re a parent to a newborn when:
-your voice has somehow transformed into a high pitched clown on steroids
-you realize that awful smell is in fact you(sour milk, spit up, poo…take your pick)
-you can’t stand still…you’re constantly swaying
-you discover spit up in the most unusual places
-you find yourself pushing a shopping cart back and forth, back and forth, even if the baby’s not with you.
-you study a chest rising and falling, to make sure your baby’s still breathing alright
-you feel like your life consists of feedings, diapers and changes of clothes (and yet you can’t remember when you last ate or changed your own clothes)
-you calculate daily totals of bowel movements
-the first real smile changes you forever
-you consider 4 consecutive hours of sleep a miracle (ok, truth be told…Charis sleeps even better than that for me but she’s not a regular newborn)
-you can’t imagine your life being half as fulfilling if they weren’t part of it.
Please feel free to add some of your own ‘parent to a newborn’ indicators to the list! ~Christie~
Special thanks to Allicia for the pics