Saturday, March 21, 2009

One Month Rambings

Thank you every one for your wonderful comments and well wishes. I understand how hard it can be to read about someone else's joy when you may be in a deep dark pit of sadness. I know what it is like to long for a child, I longed for one for 6 years. I had given up all hope and a miracle happened in my life. I will understand if you may not be able to read my posts once in a while and that's ok. I really do understand. When you can, I would love it if you would come by my blog for a visit.

Josina is one month old already! What? How did this happen? I really can't believe it! Words cannot express the joy and love I feel for her or how our life has changed dramatically in such an amazing way. Although crazy and exhausting, life has become much more simpler. Our focus has changed. Our purpose is different. It is incredible.

Watching her grow in the past 4 weeks has been so fulfilling. At first she was very content and after she would feed she'd fall back asleep instantly...a very content baby. Then when she was 2 weeks old she all of a sudden started becoming very demanding while eating. If I interrupted her feed to burp her she'd scream out as if saying "NOW! FEED ME NOW!", it was so funny to see this change in her! She is still doing it, even stronger in fact, lol!

Now she is becoming more and more alert and focuses on things around her. She loves to dance and sing with us and Beyonce's "Single Ladies" is one of her favourites, lol. Ok, it is one of my favourites but she likes it too, lol.

In the past few days she has changed again...she used to fall asleep easily...now it takes much longer for her to fall asleep and really loves to fall asleep in our arms...the second we put her in the basinette she wakes up and screams to be picked up again. Hmmm...they say that a baby should not be left to cry at this age, but is this the start of a bad habit? Will there be ramifications later? I can't leave her to cry though, it breaks my heart. Tonight she fell asleep as we sang to "Old MacDonald's farm" and "Six White Boomers".

She is growing so fast. Thursday last week her newborn swaddler diapers fit her fine and the very next day they were too small and she developed this adorable little pot belly!

She used to cry on the change table when getting her diaper changed, now she is starting to focus on the toys and to coo and gurgle instead.

Her eyes are becoming clear and are not as blurred as they were (I don't know what the technical term for this). She has the most beautiful eyes.

She is a very gassy baby, although I'm sure they all are. It is funny to praise her and comment on the force and loudness of her 'ahem' gas passing...lol. Or to say 'good one!' when she burps really loudly.

I could watch her all day long. Even at 4 in the morning when I am feeding her I am excited to be with her, to hold her, to bond with her.

I wonder what amazing changes the next month will bring. I've read that babies begin to smile in their second month. Oh, I hope so! I can't wait for this!

Tips for you:
*get your sleep now! Trust me on this one!
*although you want to shop in order to fill the void (trust me, I know), try not to...you get ALOT of really wonderful presents! There are so many people waiting to celebrate with you!
* You will lose your mind and memory right away...sleep deprivation at its best...you will forget what you were doing, move on to something else and forget that too.

Here is a pic of Josina with her eyes open at 3 weeks old (we don't have many with her eyes open, lol...she sleeps alot and I get distracted when she's alert...want to play with her and forget to take pics)

7 comments:

Alysia and Derrick said...

Wow Tammy! She is so beautiful! Those eyes are amazing! I'm so happy for you! Thanks for sharing your joy with us.

Alysia

Rana and Yvan said...

Beautiful Tammy!!

I love that you sing "Six White Boomers" to her.

Rana

Natalie and Chris said...

She is absolutely beautiful. and you seem to be doing great. I can't wait to talk to you....soon I hope.

Kendra said...

She is gorgeous! Happy to hear everyone is happy and doing well.

Rhonda and Kristin said...

You can hear your joy and happiness shining right through your words!!

Kathleen said...

Hi Tammy, don't worry about her crying sometimes. I got scolded by a nurse for letting Reagan cry while I spent time on the treadmill. If all their needs are taken care of, you are entitled to take a 30 second pee or "break". She will learn that you always come back. I let Reagan cry since it was good for her lungs. Sometimes I didn't know how to fix what was troubling her.
I am so glad that you are enjoying her, even at 4 in the morning! She is lovely and I love that she sings with you and dances to Beyonce. My kids sing some BlackEyed Peas songs with me.
Lots of love,
Kath

Sharla said...

She's beautiful and I'm so glad to hear that it's going well. What a blessing she is!