As Debs mentioned last week, Josephine Rose Woods finally arrived! It was about time. After trying to conceive for almost a year, going through fertility, being pregnant for about 41 weeks, and 27+ hours of labor – I’ve decided the man upstairs was trying to teach me a lesson in patience. I hope this isn’t something he wants me to learn in preparation for her teenage years.
After reflecting on my first 10 days with a newborn, I decided to write down a few of the things I’ve learned so far:
- Sometimes you wake up in the morning with a pacifier in between your boobs. Don’t ask me how that got there.
- Breastfeeding is harder than labor. I can’t wait until I hit the 3 or 4 week mark and start feeling better.
- I’ve been doing Babywise with Josephine to help her get on a schedule and sleep through the night. Right now she is doing 4-5 hour stretches at night so I’ve been really lucky. Don’t know if this is because of Babywise or because she is such a good eater (she’s already 9 lbs. 4 oz.).
- My hormones are worse right now than they were during my pregnancy. Hopefully I won’t be so weepy when I hit the 14 day postpartum mark.
All in all, I think this little girl is well worth the pain and sleep deprivation. Speaking of sleep deprivation, I’m going to go squeeze in a nap.