One middle of the night weeks back whilst up doing a night feed, I started putting together an A-Z of new baby thoughts / motherhood (the things you think of doing in the wee hours! I was trying to avoid online shopping which was all too easy to do at the 2am witching hour!). This is what I got to.
A is for Adorable Baby, and needing lots of Advice
B is for Boobies (no brainier!). Also Bath time, Bedtime, hearing early morning Bird song (which I never did pre-birth.. Too fast asleep. Actually I always wondered if we even had any morning chorus here in town, so now I know we do!).
C is for Challenge, Crying (mostly baby, sometimes mummy – particularly during the early weeks baby blues). Also for Cloth bums (I love our Tots Bots nappies!).
D is for Daddy time. As Ethan got older and those teeth get moving in the gums, it’s also for drool.
E – I couldn’t think of an E at the time. Now I would say enjoyable.
F is for Food.. In the first few months I just couldn’t get enough of it! I’d eat a full dinner and still feel starving.. I can still eat tons now but it’s not as bad. Also for Fun once baby gets to an age they start to interact and smile and laugh.
G is for Google..a new mum’s constant friend! Of course sometimes we have to beware of dr Google too and it can cause more worry than good!
H is for the aforementioned Hunger. And needing Help.. Especially my mothers. Happiness.
I is for 1am internet shopping..and 2am, and 4am…
J is for the Joy of being a mother.
K – another one I couldn’t think of at the time. Now I’d say for baby’s Kicking legs!
L – Love. Long days. Life changing. Gorgeous baby laughs.
M is for Milk, Midnight snacks, motherhood, Muslins (don’t under estimate how many you will need!), baby Massage.
N is for Nappies. Nursery rhymes. Nursery.
O is for Oats.. Because they are in flapjacks which was a good night time snack!
P has to be for Poo of course! I’d never have imagined how often adult conversation could be around poo when there is a new baby in the house! Also for Play dates and for how Precious your little one is to you.
Q is for Questions, and a lot of them!
R is for wishing for a Routine and how Relentless motherhood feels on a bad sleep deprived day.
S is for Sleep deprivation, I seriously never imagined I could survive on how little sleep I often get.. But somehow you find it within you. It’s also for Singing.. Which I do like 100 times more than I used to.. Making up songs as we go about our day in the house, singing as i push him in the buggy (yes I’m that crazy lady you’ve passed in the street!). It’s also for Snugglbundl which is like a cloth bag for carrying baby around and one of our top buys, it was so useful and I’m sad he’s now too big for it! Also S is for Snacks and Spit.
T is for Tiredness like I’ve never known. Also Tears. And thankfulness that IVF eventually brought us our child.
U…hmmm..Uncle being a natural with his nephew
W is for Worry.. Am I doing it right? will baby be safe and well through his life? Etc. Also for Worthwhile, Walking (I do a lot of that with the buggy) and weight loss (I was back to pre- pregnancy weight within 2 months I’d say).
Y – Yawning a lot!
Z.. Tell me if you think of one!