October 16, 2011
Notes from life as a new mom:
- a tree fell down on our street from a windstorm the other day, and I had no idea because I hadn’t left the house (or my pajamas) in 36 hours.
- one of our babies, who shall remain nameless, had a poo-splosion that projected the aforementioned substance over the changing pad onto the floor and ottoman in the living room (as well as the blanket on the ottoman). I still can’t believe there was room in that tiny digestive system for that much poop.
- our water bill has doubled. I do laundry every day. Who knew?
- Audrey has reflux, which often makes her scream when eating from a bottle. The sound of her choking and then screaming in pain is one of the worst I’ve ever heard.
- The “snuffle-sigh” is one of my favorite sounds.
- Theresa’s hair is long enough to make into a faux-hawk after bathtime.
- I have gotten spit-up or breastmilk on nearly every article of clothing I’ve worn since June 7.
- Jamie spits up so much that he has become famous for it.
- I can recite Goodnight Moon.
- today I had the best feeling: Jamie was a bit upset in the car while Alan and Maya ran into Whole Foods for sandwiches to go. So I sang to him, “Sweet Baby James,” which I had sung to him since we decided to name him James. He quieted down and gazed at me. I almost couldn’t finish the song due to, um, allergies in my eyes.