Abstract Chatter

A whole new world. Literally.
June 24, 2014, 12:06 pm
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I was re-reading my last post, and didn’t realize how overwhelmed I felt during the pregnancy. It was only a few months ago, but with the help of Baby Daddy, everything that needed to get done, got done. Errand after errand. Setting up the nursery, getting insurance, reading about labor and delivery, and just preparing for another person to come into this world. Whatever that means. How do you prepare or even feel remotely prepared? But with the help of amazing and supportive friends around us, i think we were sufficiently prepared, with our cloth diapers and all.

And then there was the actual labor. No book seemed to have done the process justice. Nothing I read could have prepared me for that day. Although things went well and without any complications (alhumd), I wouldn’t be able to describe the day in any words.  Well, a few words do come to mind. Intesnce. Long. And painful. But then came this absolutly adorable little baby (mA). His smiles, although, I know he doesnt know he’s doing them– are too precious.

A month in. I’ve never talked about poop and pee as much as I have over the past 4 weeks.

How much is he pooping per day? What does it look like? What’s the best technique to make sure he doesn’t pee all over me and the floor? Why is it bubbling?

I could go on and on. But I shall spare you, the beloved reader.

With two months left of maternity leave, and no real understanding of how to care for this child, I only pray that his transition into this world is as seamless as possible. Some days are better than others. And now, he’s skipping his 2am feeding– waking up at 4am which is giving me more sleep. And sleep is good. It’s funny, b/c there was a time when I thought pregnancy was hard. The lower back pain, the constant peeing, the leg cramps. How naive.

Now comes the next challenge– finding a nanny or daycare to put him in. It’s scary to put your child in the hands of another person. And hope they care for him in the same way. Oh, and my jeans don’t fit. I say this as I eat my chocolate covered pretzels and sip on my cold cup of coffee.

Welcome to the world, little one. May it be kind to you. May you grow to be a pious, gentle, and productive member of this society.


Welcome, mA