Saturday, June 07, 2008

One of those times when Madison Avenue totally got it right

A baby does change everything.

Case in point - I have a blog? Who knew?

And people sleep? At night? Really?

And and... Boobs aren't normally ready to spontaneously fall off and crawl away in painful defeat? Mine were once free of the hungry badger that now hangs off them? Gah-aawwn.

And and and... There once was a time when I didn't have this beautiful, perfect little human being in my life? I really can't remember it.

Our new girl, C.C. as she will be referred to henceforth (or until I get sick of that nickname and decide to change it), is a champion daytime sleeper and a party animal at night. She is a blue ribbon nurser who has shred my poor nipples to bits with her improper latch but we're working on that. She is the new love of my life but has created her own spot in my heart instead of pushing her sister from her perch. I'm truly lucky.





And more than just a little stir crazy. I can work on that.

I don't rest well but this time, with this baby, I am forcing myself to stop and enjoy and take care of myself and her. That is very different for me.

But change is good, right? Okay, sometimes it's good and sometimes it freaks me right the heck out but in this case it's very good.

However, you should probably ask me again tomorrow.

38 comments:

Jerseygirl89 said...

Good for you for seeing your luck and working to take of yourself as well as her. Enjoy.

And post more pictures. :)

The Estrogen Files said...

You go, girl. Taking care of yourself is SO IMPORTANT! As is proper latch, as you've discovered...

It's early days, but the light is coming down the tunnel.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

It's great to hear from you, just make sure you really, truly are resting as much as possible. And, yeah, it's hard to explain, but the heart does just get bigger to bring in the new baby. All the love that was there for #1 is still there, intact.

Black Hockey Jesus said...

Sorry to hear about those nipples.

mothergoosemouse said...

Beautiful picture!

You sound great. What you said about taking care of you and her - right on, sister.

Leeanthro said...

Wow, look at that hair. Both children look beautiful in that photo.

I had toe curling pain, but now a year later, it's a distant memory. Just try to tell yourself the pain won't last forever.

Take care and congratulations!

margalit said...

When can I come and hold her and smother her with kisses? Babies. Sigh. I miss babies so much. Especially ones that are so beautiful.

Velma said...

Day by day, right? She's gorgeous.

Emily said...

She's beautiful - congratulations!

Amy Nathan said...

I don't think I wished you "Mazel Tov" on the birth of baby Caroline (C.C.)

I remember when my daughter was born, child #2. Changed our world. Was there ever another way to be?

Kris said...

Wow, is she ever beautiful. Congratulation!
Kris

Kelley said...

Damn, wish I had of thought of that look after myself caper.

Really, it is important. Do not try and be super woman cause you will just end up as super exhausted half task done woman. And that is worse.

CC sounds like a perfect nickname.

BOSSY said...

Is it normal to look at her photos and melt? Does anyone have a mop?

Heather said...

It is pretty great isn't it? Even with the sore nips.

Love love love that photo. Those girls of yours are just beautiful. Good work mama.

Phoenix said...

I love the hair. She's just so freaking cute. Well they both are. Take care.

Binky said...

Okay, well I guess C.C. is out of the running for my baby's blog name! It fits much better with yours, anyway :) Here's hoping sleep and a good latch become part of the daily routine soon. Enjoy your new family.

daysgoby said...

Oh (happy sigh)

Look how beautiful....

motherbumper said...

Change is good - that I know for a fact. Mmmmmmmmmmm baby.

moo said...

That is the SWEETEST photo ... glad that motherhood v2.0 isn't kicking your butt too much!

mo-wo said...

Wow. Mrs. Chicky. Such a lovely pic. I am glad she's out and about. Chicky is gonna rock the sisterhood, just look at that.

Heartbursting. xoxoxoxox. Enjoy.

SciFi Dad said...

Great photo; captures the moment perfectly.

I hope you get the latch thing sorted out soon... it took my wife a while, and I know how difficult it can be.

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Lovely pics, you sound well, I hope it continues!

Pgoodness said...

So cute! Sorry about the pain, but nice to hear you are forcing yourself to stop and rest. I had a heck of a time with that (still do).

Vicki said...

AAAWWWWWWWWWWWW! They are both so sweet!! I'm glad to hear you are doing well. Her Bad Mother is having a very hard time. Maybe you guys need to share some talk time? I hope everything keeps going great!! Best wishes!!

Avalon said...

Two beautiful girls. That's some work Mrs. C!

Susan said...

Looks like it was all worth it. Two cute girls! Congrats.

Kimberly said...

She is just beautiful!

Though sorry about the nips. Owie!

Redneck Mommy said...

She's so beautiful, Chicky.

Just like her sister and just like her momma.

I hope your nips turn into tough little leather ones soon. All the better for C.C to gnaw on.

Enjoy this time with your girls.

Daisy said...

Lovely picture. Enjoy this special time with your lovely princesses; the pain will ease, but they'll only be little for a short time.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, C.C. is beautiful!! And that photo, seeing toddlers gently kissing babies like that makes my heart go pitter-pat. I hope you get more sleep (and tougher boobs) soon!

Mom101 said...

Nipple pain will pass but that beautiful little baby is forever.

justmylife said...

Good for you taking care of yourself. Nipple pain will pass but the memories will last forever. Enjoy them, they are beautiful.

Ali said...

you seriously make the most beautiful children.

um, even if one is gnawing off your nipple...:)

The Domesticator said...

That is such a sweet picture of the girls. Glad to hear you are taking care of yourself ;-)

kgirl said...

so glad the transition to four is going well. adorable picture.

nomotherearth said...

It's a big thing going from trio to quartet. I'm just now getting the hang of it. (Sleep? There are people who sleep??)

christine said...

congratulations!! Lansinoh was my savior when my son was killing me.

Enjoy the time!

Lisa said...

That photo of your girls together. Makes me all misty-eyed. So sweet.

My boobs are cringing FOR your boobs. I remember the pain which you speak of. Hope things get better in that dept soon.