Wow! I didn't realize how much Elijah would change my life. I knew that parenthood would be difficult but I didn't think that...
-the baby would take over our ENTIRE home. I'm not kidding. There is baby stuff everywhere. It seems that I pick up his things constantly and my home is a complete mess the next day. What in the world?
-Laundry is never ending!
-Breastfeeding is NOT a picnic in the park. It is the most painful thing ever. I'm not sure if it is as painful as contractions but it brings me to tears so it is pretty close. How can you bond with your baby when you are in pain? I just don't get it. I prefer pumping but I'm going to continue to try breastfeeding to see if it gets any better.
-Everything takes 10 times longer to get done. I finally got ready for the day and have breakfast by lunchtime. Am I ever going to get on a schedule or will I always be that slow. I guess he is only 2 weeks old and I'm still adjusting but holy cow.
-Goodbye sleep! I no longer sleep through the night. However, I do take a nap once in awhile and I get to sleep in till about 8:30 or 9. But, I don't think that counts when I only get about three hours of sleep.
-Long showers are in the past-I have to now hurry to shower because I'm afraid that Elijah will scream at the top of his lungs if I'm not by his side.
-I also don't feel too pretty anymore. Although my stomach is going back to normal and I can fit into some of my previous clothes I still feel like I have vomit and milk all over me.
After looking at all of the negative points, I feel blessed to have Elijah Kai in my life. I love cuddling with him when he is sad or happy. I love that he is starting to recognize me and can't seem to function when I'm away. I know he loves me and I love him so much. He is a joy in our lives. I'm so grateful that Adrian is such a wonderful daddy to him. He has been so helpful and comforting lately so I appreciate him as well.