I’m deep in the trenches of newborn-ness.
The endless cycles of breastfeeding, diaper changing, baby comforting, loads and loads of laundry, and night time wake ups.
The endless joy I feel when I look upon my sleeping baby who’s growing like a weed and looking more and more like a small person and less and less like a squished up version of a person.
The endless delight of taking pictures of said newborn whose hair always smells so delicious.
The I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out feeling when I get out of bed for a 3am feed and the baby decides not to go right back to sleep.
So to get through those nights, I need some notes to self, to ensure I don’t fall into the abyss of hating myself and resenting my innocent child who’s driven by biological needs and survival instincts.
1. This too, shall pass. And pass too soon.
2. Cuddling a newborn at 3am is a privilege, not a sacrifice.
3. Enjoy the quiet time when everyone else is sleeping (i.e. no one is fighting for your attention).
4. Middle-of-the-night-ness is the best time to think about writing ideas (hence, this post).
5. He’s not going to need you forever. Soak. It. Up. Now.
6. This is your last baby. Enjoy him. Enjoy it all.
What would you add to my notes?
PS: Don’t you just love my super short posts?