I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Monday, May 19, 2008

Things I Had Forgotten...and Things I'm Learning

Things I Had Forgotten

1. I forgot how horrible formula smells - YUCK

2. I forgot how much a pain it is to wash bottles - especially when the little one will only take one of two nipples (Alex was like this when he first came home)

3. I forgot how much my back hurts when trying to swing a baby to sleep

4. I forgot that at 8 months, they still do little more then sleep, eat, poop/pee, and roll around on the floor

5. I forgot that little boys at this age can pee in a stream that will always hit me on the shirt. (and Baby A. has a geyser on him!!)

6. I forgot how interesting the top to the bottle can be and that it makes a pretty good teething toy

7. I forgot how a baby smile can just light up the room

8. I forgot how much I love those little cooing sounds they make as they are falling asleep

9. I forgot how amazing it feels to have a little one burying his head in your shoulder

10. I forgot how much laundry I used to do

Things I'm Learning

1. I now know what a pooplosion is (Alex has never had one)

2. I now know the exact angle to hold a bottle so that a severely cleft baby can still take a bottle

3. I now know that the terry burp cloths from Wal Mart suck

4. I now know that it doesn't matter what language you speak - you can still get a baby to laugh

WARNING: Discussion of bodily fluids coming up - if you are eating, you may want to come back later.

As a side note, we were up ALL night last night. And it wasn't because of Baby A. Alex woke up at midnight screaming. Jay went upstairs and the next thing I hear is the bathtub running - never a good sign. Alex threw up everywhere and spent the next 5 hours have dry heaves every hour or so. This is the first time Alex has gotten sick like this. It was HORRIBLE and I felt so bad for him. At one point in time Alex was awake, and Baby A. woke up from a horrible nightmare (at least we're pretty sure that's what he's doing). I was trying to put Baby A back to sleep, and Alex kept screaming for me. I've never felt so horrible as a mother then that exact moment. Alex stayed home with Baby A and I today. He was much better during the day, so I hope it was just a short virus.


JuJu - said...

Things I am learning...

1. God has blessed our family through adoption in so amny more ways than with sweet children. He has given us the opportinuty to meet amazing women like YOU:)

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly said...

Funny how you 'forget' all those things. Don't feel bad, I did too except I had to learn the hard way about diapering little boys, it is so much different than little girls! I hope everyone feels better today and Alex doesn't give his germs to baby A

The Hoosier Herald said...

I'm sorry you had a rough night and I hope Alex is feeling better now. I'll keep you all in my thoughts!

nikki said...

Oh I miss those cooing sounds!!!
I don't miss the laundry!!
Hope Big Alex is feeling better!!