This new mommy stuff is not too bad. Apart from the looks I get from everyone for wigging out at every little thing that could possibly be wrong with my baby. I have a lot of time on my hands, staying at home with a newborn that I am constantly looking at. So it is no wonder I notice tiny things that no one else sees, right? As a new mom I have been quickly introduced to a myriad of things that are perfectly normal for a newborn, but freak me out just the same. Of course, I read and learned all about a lot of these things… but apparently this does not register in my mind now that Elsa is actually here. I am sure Teddy is already running out of patience with me coming to him with a dirty diaper, asking him to examine the grizzly contents in case they were “too runny.” Or having him look a particularly pink “rash” that could possibly be different than the rash she had the other day. Or even Elsa’s “congestion” that has pretty much become a part of her morning routine, that I later found was just regular boogies that she has no clue how deal with. Of course, I was wary of using the “snot sucker,” because what if I stuck it up too far or it sucked the snot out too hard and hurt her little nose.
I am generally worrisome. I should probably see someone about it… but there are some perks to constantly thinking something is wrong with your child. *ha ha* I notice every tiny little thing, which could probably help if something did happen that actually needed the attention of my daughter’s pediatrician. Thankfully, Teddy’s level headedness has prevented me from calling the pediatrician’s office multiple times.
Some of Elsa’s favorite things so far are: Being held. ALL THE TIME. She loves to be close to us! She recently discovered a new friend, Patches, her stuffed giraffe from Grandma Tari. J Elsa also enjoys looking at Teddy and me with a look that says “Why did I have to get the crazy parents???”
Some of Elsa’s least favorite things so far are: Not being held. Waking up and not being able to see mommy the very second she opens her eyes. Elsa also does not enjoy the sunlight or diaper changes.
I love my baby girl; she is a wonderful miracle and blessing to my life.