here are a few things i've learned about jane, and being a mother in general in these past 10 days.
+ every time she sneezes, she does it twice in a row. it is cute every stinkin' time.
+ her favorite time to pee or poop is the second i put a clean diaper under her bum after changing her dirty one. we've already gone through a big box of diapers.
+ newborn clothes are huge on her. she wears preemie clothes or used newborn clothes that have shrunken from being washed. her wardrobe is quite limited.
+ i swear she is an ANGEL baby. i haven't felt that overwhelming 'first time mom' exhaustion/depression/exasperation that so many women talk about so often. she cries when she is hungry which is every 2-3 hours. i feed her, change her, then we both go to sleep. it is a great system we got going. i seriously have nothing to complain about
---- i think this also has to with the fact that i have no other obligations in my life right now than to take care of her. talk to me in 3 months when my husband and i are both full-time students...haha.
+ the first few days of life she would only sleep if it was in my arms. but now she sometimes will sleep in her swing. i want her to learn how to sleep on her own, but it seriously is torture each time i put her down and walk away. i miss her 10 seconds later...it's a problem.
+ whenever she is awake, she usually is sporting an extremely confused face. (see picture below) i like to try to imagine the thoughts circulating in her brain that help to produce her look of pure bewilderment. "what is this large pink and slimy thing in my mouth?", "why won't that weird bush woman stop staring at me?", "maybe if i start sucking thin air that heavenly white stuff will suddenly be in my mouth", "seriously...where the heck am i?"
+ she coughs sometimes. it halfway makes me laugh because it is so dang cute, half way throws me into a frenzied panic until i see she is breathing normally and not choking. i swear she does it just to watch her pathetic mother go crazy.
+ she has a lot of other cute faces she makes. its almost embarrassing how entertaining it is to us to just sit and look at her. hours upon hours of daily entertainment.
you are baby hungry now, right?