Wednesday, June 16, 2010
There are so many things I forgot about newborns. This quite shocks me because it's not like I didn't work with them all the time at the daycare. I mean I spend tons of time with babies but it isn't the same as living and breathing one 24/7.
Things I forgot about newborns:
-They have an uncanny ability to spit up on the only inch of your body and/or theirs not covered by a burp cloth or bib
-Their need to poop minutes after you have just changed their diaper
-The wonderfully fun experience of how the bath relaxes them tooooo much, and then your stuck re-bathing them....experienced Mom's do not need me to go farther into detail than that.
-How after said bath they only stay clean for about 10 minutes because something is always coming out of some orifice
-How after YOUR bath/shower YOU only stay clean for about 10 minutes because something is always coming out of their orifices
-Their smile can make you beam with joy and cry with amazement at the same time
-That adorable little stretch thing they do where they stick their neck out as far as they can while clenching those fists tight
-They can sleep all day, anywhere EXCEPT for those times when you have to make a really important phone call or are in a crowded store
-No toy will ever be as totally engrossing as a ceiling fan
-you find that you have lost an hour or sometimes more because you couldn't stop staring at them
Leave your "newborn quirk" in the comments box for all to share in.
Posted by A, B, C and C at 9:10 PM