Words from Baby Land – Week One
Conversations with my husband and mom in our first 3 days home from the hospital.
Me: I have no idea if I’m doing anything right…
Mom: Anything that happens in the first week doesn’t count.
First two weeks.
Maybe the first month.
Full, drooling, body melted into the bed level deep sleep.
I awake in full panic.
Me: “WHERE’S THE BABY????”
Husband: “WHAT?” Patting the bundle in my arms… “He’s right here!”
“That’s a pillow.”
Stare at each other in terror.
Slowly realize it’s 3:45pm.
We have been sleeping for 20 minutes.
My mom has the baby.
In the living room.
Me: I’m gonna take a shower today!
Husband: Me too!
Me: We are starting to be people!
(looks at the drugged-up, boob-leaking, granny-panty-wearing, doubled-over-c-section-recovering, hairy-legged, spit-up-covered cave person that used to be his wife)
We are occasionally surfacing for people-dom.
Life with a newborn.
What are your favorite new baby moments?