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Friday, September 13, 2013

The Week in Moments: 17 Week Old

I have never been so exhausted or so full of joy than I have in the past few months. Motherhood has tore me down to my bare essentials and then filled me up with such an awesome power. In one moment I can go from being a crying mess to feeling like super woman. Through it all you are smiling and I thank God every single day that you are such a fantastic baby. I simply do not know what I would do if you weren’t so incredibly fantastic.

I have been fighting with the old me (who could get a billion things done, who had a clean house, a to do list that was very short and a million hobbies) and the new me (unshowered, messy house, laundry sitting on my kitchen table, yes we are ordering take out again tonight, spit covered mommy). I am learning to manage my expectations but it is hard. I knew my life would be different, I have wanted this for so long, but the adjustment its going to take some getting used too. I am learning to surrender to these moments.

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Your drooling has increased exponentially, as in I am now changing you 6-7 times in a day because you are DRENCHING your clothes. Can we all say a big collective EWWWWWWW. But even covered in drool I cannot help but smile and smother you with kisses. I cannot help but think that this is your way to justify my inability to manage a small wardrobe for you. If you didn’t drool so much how could we possibly wear all these clothes!

I am assuming you are starting to teeth; you have your hands in your mouth all the time, as it is starting to get difficult to get a photo of you without your hands in your mouth. At least you haven’t seemed to mind our constant photoshoots. In fact you seem to like them. I hope it stays that way. If it doesn’t don’t worry I will just bribe you to smile for the camera.

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For some reason you have been incredibly difficult this week. You are taking your normal ‘doesn’t sleep much’ and adding a bunch of extra last night cuddle sessions. Which translates to you not sleeping much and me not sleeping hardly at all. All that means is that I am incredibly tired and frustrated mommy. Thank goodness I am a great napper and have simply decided that when you sleep, I sleep. Sure nothing is getting done around the house but at least we are both quazi rested. Lately I started an eat, play, sleep routine that falls in about 3-4 hour shifts. It seems to be working and just having that predictability has allowed me to manage my time better during the day.

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Yesterday you finally rolled from your tummy to your back for the first time. However since I have only seen you do it once and since you keep getting stuck today you are obviously still struggling. Perhaps by next week I won’t have to rescue you 6 million times a day when you keep practicing rolling from your back to your tummy and then getting stuck. One could only hope.

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In other news I have two videos to post. One in which your father is ‘playing’ with you. Torture? Maybe a little, but also super incredibly funny.



And then a little something for your Aunt, because you LOVE LOVE LOVE your owl so much!



1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

So many cute photos! Love the video of daddy playing with baby.

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