notes along the way...

Friday, August 12, 2011

what's surprised me so far...
how many outfit changes I'd have due to spit up (or pee)
how legit postpartum hormones are... I was a wee bit (lie) weepy
how attached to him I am--I don't really like him out of my sight
how hungry breastfeeding makes me (my sweet friend brought me quiche--I ate 8 pieces in 24 hours)
how I've done better with the lack of sleep then I thought I would (hope I don't eat my words)
how I'd do just about anything to protect him
how I'm already feeling like he needs to slow down cause I'll miss even being spit up on
how the pressure to capture every yawn or smile on camera can leave you stressed out
how sweaty babies can be
how dependent on you they are for anything and everything
how darn sweet they are--so much that you want to crawl inside yourself and just cry a little

47 comments:

  1. So precious!! He's darling.

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  2. Oh so true. I feel like I am missing little things all the time that later I will look back on and think, why didn't I kiss that spot on her head a few more times. Congrats to you, he is beautiful.

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  3. so sweet, he's perfect! so happy for you and can't wait to read along as you experience this journey.

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  4. Ahhh... perfectly said. Such a beautiful baby!

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  5. He's so beautiful. You'll be an awesome mom. :)

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  6. He's so perfect, Bridget. I am so glad he is here and that he is yours to keep.

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  7. my heart just grew 3 sizes after reading this post! cant wait to see more pictures!!

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  8. he's just so sweet!

    glad to hear you're enjoying every minute of it (event the spit up part.)

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  9. it's so sweet to see you new mommies love your babies so much. he's a doll.

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  10. oh man it is all so true.

    as for the sleep, get it when you can, even if it means missing the chance to capture a smile or a yawn on camera. the deprivation will catch up.

    he is so adorable and snuggly. I want to squeeze you both.

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  11. I shoved EE in a too tight newborn onesie today because I wanted to reassure myself that he's not growing up too fast.

    And sweat? Oh yeah. Mike's always telling me about Everett's sweaty back.

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  12. He is so cute!! Glad to hear it's all going well! Can't wait to hear more updates.

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  13. Awwwww! How nice of you to say some of these things out loud...for other new mommies to see and nod to. :-)

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  14. Well, we can all see why you want him to slow down already and why you want to catch it ALL on camera. Parker is just too darn cute!

    I don't have a little one yet but one thing that scares me is the lack of sleep, cause I love mine! Here's to hoping that I'll feel the same way about it that you do know. And to hoping that you don't eat your words. :)

    http://bywayofney.blogspot.com/

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  15. The sweat only gets heavier as they grow chubby :) The lack of sleep only gets easier to deal with. I'm on year two of never (like really, NOT EVER) sleeping through the night and I'm pretty used to it. A ten minute cat nap is a good quick fix. Enjoy this wonderful time!

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  16. Awww Bridge. He is just an angel. I am so very excited for you and can't wait to hear more updates. :)

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  17. good things to know. it's funny how one loves the things like spit up and crap because you know this certain closeness only lasts so long.
    great thoughts and photos.

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  18. what a nice list. it's amazing to see how one's life changes to quickly when a baby comes in. your love for him jumps off the screen. i'm so happy for you.

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  19. and, parker is so perfect I'm feeling weepy again.

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  20. the first comment I wrote didn't post...so to recap it went something like:

    yes yes yes, to all of those things yes. Drew read this post before me and said we were the same.

    Samesies.

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  21. This is so so precious!!!! Love the feet pictures...Treasure every single moment, spit up, and dirty diaper ;) <3

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  22. Told you you'd be a wonderful momma :)

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  23. He is so sweet - enjoy every moment and don't fret about not capturing every.single.minute - you will remember.
    I so know how you feel.
    xo

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  24. I empathize on pretty all counts! I looove breastfeeding, it's so fascinating to by eating more than the hubby and still losing weight! But the best part is watching all those extra calories pile onto the babe in the form of adorable, kissable fat rolls and thinking to myself/my boobs, "wow, Girls, we did that!" I definitely feel you on the stress about picture taking because I want to capture it ALL and I can't. And then I have to put the camera away and remind myself that I need to LIVE these magical days more than I need to try to preserve them. It's tough, though, especially with such photogenic kids as we have! ;)

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  25. Miss being spit up on?

    I think you'd have to go insane (like PPD) for that one to happen.

    In my experience, I really enjoyed the newborn stage when my daughter was in it, but as she got older and easier and became the barrel of laughs that she is now at 2, I look back on the newborn period with fondness but also relief that it is over. It is unbelievably hard work being mama to a newborn!! So props to you for keeping it together - even taking the time to get some pictures and blog this special time in your life - whatever you can squeeze in is more than enough!

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  26. he's beautiful! congrats!!!

    buonafortunabella.blogspot.com

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  27. Darn prescious: "how attached to him I am--I don't really like him out of my sight"

    Thanks for sharing with us:).

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  28. That is so sweet. And such cute pictures of him to go with it!
    I'm with you on the spit up though. I'm a Nanny for a one yr.old, and at the end of the day, I'm lucky if I don't have something on me.

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  29. so sweet and so true. My little is almost one and I can't believe it...stop growing please!

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  30. he is absolutely perfect and i am so proud of you and thrilled that you are doing so beautifully. it is nothing short of a miracle...this perfect little human and the depth of your love for him. can't wait to see you next week!!!

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  31. ah! (hand to heart) precious! I think it's time I have one....

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  32. these pictures are gorgeous! love the little feet!

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  33. Ohhh my gosh, Bridget! He is just so so sweet! I just want to stroke his little head and his adorable feet. You are so lucky!

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  34. Bridget, he's so beautiful! I hope you realize that most babies are just not this good looking right after being born. He looks like a little doll! Wow, congratulations once again on your perfect little bundle of joy.

    xx

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  35. This is so sweet! I can't wait to experience these emotions next month... well, minus the weepy part. I have enough of that going on right now. =/

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  36. He's so precious!! Great pictures of your little boy xo

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  37. adorable blog! congrats on your beautiful son!

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  38. he is so darling!

    now, stop making me baby hungry, because i am DONE.

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  39. Gorgeous baby! I've held my nieces when they were babies, but not long enough to know how sweaty they can get I guess! So glad you're enjoying your newborn.

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  40. What a sweet, sweet post - I sent this to my sis - a new mom - she has said a few of the things you mentioned above and just know this will ring true for her!! Beautiful baby!

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  41. Beautiful mama sentiments. Someone's in love :)

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  42. bridget. i am taking notes (:

    mr. parker is a-dorable. like a little angel.

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  43. oh yes we have a sweaty one too. we call him captain sweaty head in fact. even in the middle of winter. . . what's with that ?

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  44. He is so precious! Hang in there, it gets SO MUCH EASIER!! I think the lack of sleep is the hardest!

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