Sunday, August 24, 2008

6 Months Later




Noah James is getting so big.

If you are an obsessive picture-taking, blogging mom like me, you have documented the good, the bad and definitely the wet and squishy.

Please pardon me as I reminisce. Here is an entry I wrote after Noah's first month back in February:

Hey guys! As Noah's first month comes to an end, I find myself thinking 'Wow! It went so fast!' It has been one of the best (and most challenging) months of my life and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have cried endless amounts of post-preggo tears. I cry tears of fear for his chokey chokey noises ('choking' in mommy language). I cried sometimes just because he is crying. I have cried when I went away from him (on errands, not off clubbing...who am I, Britney?), but mostly I have cried because when I look at him, I am so overwhelmed with love, I just can't stop them.


My shirt hasn't only been wet from tears, however. In the last few weeks I have become a virtual milk fountain. I have so much milk in fact that the lactation consultant has called it an 'oversupply.' While this doesn't sound like a bad thing, it actually is pretty problematic. It causes Noah to choke and sputter while feeding. It leads to horrible gas and squirty green poos so loud, people probably think they are testing weapons at the Miramar base. Who would have imagined that out of these former 'A' team members would spring forth this super-soaker amount of milk? I don't know. Life is funny like that I guess. We are working on it though. Thank goodness for the Leche League. The nice ladies there have given us some tips to help the poor guy out.


And like you would expect, some funny things have happened too. Brian has learned a new form of speaking. I call it the 'nosleepese.' Some examples of this form of communication involve exchanges where is eyes are completely closed, but he is sitting up. My favorite example came Friday @ around 3am when I asked him to hand me Noah out of his bassinet so I could feed him. Head on the pillow and completely alseep, Bri replied 'Could I just make you a copy?' After giggling for about a minute I replied 'No, I think the original would work best please.' Another favorite of mine occurred when I looked at him in the middle of the night and he was half-way down the bed, curled tightly in the fetal position. I asked, 'Would you like a pillow?' Once again, eyes closed, he stated 'I would like a bourbon.' .....Wouldn't we all?


Other humorous incidents have involved more bodily fluids. I can't help but want to buy the little guy some safety glasses. He manages to squirt himself in the face at a changing at least once a day. I also think I should buy a rain jacket for my poor clothes. Sorry if you come to visit and I smell...don't ask...it could just be milk... :P Speaking of milk, I also received a nice shot of it myself - IN MY MOUTH, PROJECTED OUT OF HIS MOUTH. Never look directly at Noah when you are burping him. Well I guess you can look, just don't have your mouth open in concern, like a complete idiot. Other new adventures continue to occur. We went to the beach for the first time. We went out to eat for the first time, though we made the people next to us move..... We also got to nap together (Bri and I) for the first time in a long time. I am sure the next few months will be filled with many 'firsts.' I will try and keep you guys updated. If these blog entries become TMI, just look at the cute Noah pictures instead! I don't seem to have a good filter for what people can tolerate. I like to 'keep it real' as Tyra would say. Oh god, I just quoted Tyra Banks..Don't think badly of me, please, I've been up since 4 :D
Milky hugs and wet kisses,Rach

97 comments:

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Oh, the joys of baby days! They are over in a blink! Enjoy every minute and keep laughing, it keeps your heart from bursting!

Laurel said...

Oh it will be a few years before you bring out those cashmere sweaters again. But those little squishy smelly creatures are pretty darn great aren't they. I've been meaning to visit you for awhile so I am glad SITS gave the excuse! Enjoy your special day!

Leah said...

Oh, I remember the days.... leeky boobs, spit-up down the back, trying to identify the smell to see if you can hand him off to someone (I guess this could refer to the husband or the baby) people will say it gets better.... I say proceed with caution.

Karen (KayKay) said...

I remember it all so well. Those baby times are so hard, but so sweet. They go in a flash. My oldest "baby" is 20 and my youngest 14 and it seems like it was just yesterday. Enjoy your handsome little guy.

Nanette said...

I remember all to well...my last two were twin boys......ewheei, goowhi..eckee stuff.....but oh the love!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Ahh I love it..from one picture loving mommy to another

Mommy_of_2 said...

I totally understand.. my son is just a month old. Ahhh! Baby days!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

What a great post. I remember the 1st month. Actually, on second thought I don't. It all went by in my sleep deprived hazy state. I enjoyed reading about your experiences. Enjoy your SITS day!

Jeanne said...

Brings back wonderful memories, and now I get to watch my daughter, step-daughters and daughter-out-law go through it.

Adorable pic of the little guy....

Joy said...

Ah, good times, good times. Brings back fond memories. They grow up too fast!

mommytoalot said...

Sweet picture of your baby.
And , wow...its been a long time, but you never forget those baby days.

KC Mom said...

And someday you'll miss it and want to give anything to go back. Good stuff!

April said...

Treasure every single moment...believe me! One day, all too soon, Noah will be a teenager. You'll really be crying some tears then! :)

Andrea said...

Oh, I laughed so hard reading this. I have similar stories from when my Noah was a newborn and they all came rushing back.

Karen said...

I'm right there with you but with a girl, red wine and formula (adopted). My husband does the same nonsense talk in his sleep, it can make those early hours a whole lot funnier!

Mimi said...

Love those memories!

Mandy said...

Ah, memories! :)

Congrats on your SITS day! It is soooo much fun!

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Congratulations on being the featured blogger!

I remember those days...sniff sniff, you go from those memories to what Im dealing with now-YIKES!

HeatherY said...

Those first few months are so tough yet so wonderful! There was a time when I thought I would never sleep again! He's adorable!

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

This brings back lots of memories I can now laugh at.

Kimmie0270 said...

We're at 8 months over here. It's amazing all the moments that go by in a blink of an eye. Treasure every one.

Creative Junkie said...

omgosh, I'm so glad those days are over for me! I can laugh at them now, especially when it's someone's else's story!

blueviolet said...

It's only funny when it happens to someone else! I love this! Happy SITS day!

Melinda said...

It was only a year ago I was experiencing much of the same stuff. It goes by so quickly.

Jamie said...

Happy SITS day!

Columbia Lily said...

Yeurgh....kids are cute but apparently only from far away... just kidding!! Yours is adorable!! Congratulations on your sits day!

hellosweetworld said...

Cute!

wenderful said...

Happy Sits Day! I wish I had been blogging when I had my first. The fact that you wrote it all down is so important. these are things that will be soon forgotten otherwise. Great job!

jubilee said...

Oh how I miss those baby days - and Oh how I don't miss 'em too!

Happy SITS day.

namaste said...

OMG, I totally remember those days.... Thanks for sharing. And! You had me laughing out loud while reading about your husband talking in his sleep.... the best! Have a great day!

Cammie said...

Happy SITS Day!!

Preston said...

My ex couldn't produce enough milk so after a month of trying to breast feed, we were forced to go to the bottle. But I do have a funny pee story. My sister-in-law had a son a few month before Heather was born. We had just finished potty training Heather (who took to it instantly) when we were baby sitting my nephew. He said he had to go to the bathroom so I took sat him on the toilet just like I did Heather. He then proceeded to pee all over me. It was quite a learning experience.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Happy SITS day! The joys of motherhood! Thanks for sharing!

Brandy said...

Too funny! And I love the last line...

Kelly Deneen said...

That was so sweet and funny! awwwwwww. Happy SITS day. :)

Oh2122 said...

That was sweet!

The flashbacks slay me. I love to re-take pictures so we can compare them, then I get all smooshy and weepy because he's so big now.

Jenners said...

Happy SITS Day! This was very amusing to read...and made me glad I am past this point in my motherhood!!! I love your husband's sleep comments! And your child is adorable!

Expressions By Devin said...

I cant wait to have kids and to be able to have memories like that.You son is so adorable I love the picture!!

Kate said...

Oh man, my husband says the same stuff when he's half asleep! At least I'm not alone in this world! So are you thinking about baby number two yet?! LOL

Mon said...

Finny. How I remember that first month. Although I wish i recalled it better but as you say, too fast!

L & W said...

I LOVE that those days are behind me now!!! lol

Michelle Sybert said...

such a sweet little boy! It's all worth it right? Happy SITS day to you!

Vickie said...

I miss babies! Your breastfeeding and your husband stories are so funny. I remember my first nap with my husband after our first baby was born. I kept waking up thinking she was waking up. I guess not so relaxing.

cornnut32 said...

i had the same problem nursing my son...he choked a lot, too.

Blissful Babe said...

Oh too funny! What a great photo of the lil chap!!

I remember the days of Miramar. Ah yes, back when it was still a Naval base. I met my first husband there.

Not ALL the memories were fabulous, mind you. :p


CONGRATS ON BEING THE FB!!!! You rock girl!

xoxo

Lindsay said...

Oh do I remember the projectile burp vomit...all down my PJs. And girls are able to squirt themselves in their face if they really have to go, too.

What a great story! Definitely brought back some memories!

Jerrie said...

Fantastic! Funny. I so remember the early days. I wish I would have had a blog...I am glad I journaled and kept a scrapbook. Since you've written down everything you will remember and have things to mortify him with when he is 13...it is a lovely part of motherhood.

What A Card said...

Oh boy, oh boy! That brings back memories! Happy SITS day to you :)

blognut said...

Lol! People never get tired of hearing about icky, gooey baby stories.

Megan R. said...

Happy SITS day! I am going through lots of the same stuff, my little guy is 7 weeks! ENjoy it!

jori-o said...

All the seasoned moms are smiling and reminiscing and thinking "so glad THAT's over!" Thanks for the little trip down memory lane! =)

Michele said...

Oh, those baby days! The only one who understands the newborn stage, are moms who currently have a newborn! Memories get a little foggy and all we remember are cute baby buns and dimpled smiles. The days are so exhausting, aren't they?!

Blue Castle said...

Your post brings back memories. :) It was a rude awakening to discover just how messy breastfeeding could be. But, it's so worth it. Now that my guys are way past that stage, I find that I actually miss those baby days.

Annikke said...

I remember those days *sigh*!

Happy SITS day to ya!!!

BoufMom9 said...

Ahhh, those are the best of times! I miss it!

Erin said...

I'm currently living this post, but I have a baby girl who's just over 6 months. Funny thing is, she's squirted herself in the eye {and once in the mouth} a few times too. She's got mad skills...

Enjoyed reading!

Patrice said...

Wow great post it's sentimental and sappy, and then all the sudden its funny! Excellent comic relief! lol
Happy SITS day!

angie said...

Funny! You give me something to look forward to someday!

Rachel said...

Too funny! I love this post!

Anna Lefler said...

So sweet (except for the vomit-in-the-mouth part). Love your blog!

Happy SITS Day!

:^) Anna

Mannie Vincent said...

Your writing is FABULOUS! And Mr. Noah is darling!

Just popping over from your feature on SITS today (:

♥Mannie, MVincent.etsy.com

Susan said...

The joys of being mommy! Congrats on your SITS day!

Tiffany said...

You are SO funny. Even though my boy is 8, I remember these days so well.

Tranquility said...

Sounds like a fun time!

Dream Girl said...

Priceless! Over from SITS and I just have to say I feel like I'm being excluded from some amazing motherhood club. Why, oh why does my mother insist upon me finishing college before getting one of my own?!? =]

Kidding of course, I'll wait...but still. ADORABLE.

Janna said...

I totally feel for you with the abundance of milk- I was in the same boat with my first.

Also the sleep ease- my husband constantly orders me around like he is still at work while he sleeps. Too funny!

missty said...

Enjoy this time!! Oh how I wish there was such a thing as blogging when my boys were little - I would of blogged about every burp! LOL

coco-ono said...

I had oversupply too, people kept telling me to stop complaining but you are right, it is annoying!

Momma Chae said...

:) This made me laugh! I know exactly how you felt!

littleeverydaythings said...

Very cute post. I love that blogging can capture those funny and sweet moments in our lives. Your son is so cute! Happy SITS day!

F.P.E. said...

My little one just turned 4 months this month. I am so excited because he's doing so much and he looks nothing like when we first brought him home. I can so relate to this post.

www.allwomen-cirhia.com

kalei said...

Visiting from sits: congrats on the Feature! With regards to the "oversupply" The part when you go to feed the baby and the poor kid keeps getting it in the eye, and you don't notice right away, that is pretty entertaining.....oops!

Rhonda said...

I remember shooting my husband from across the room one time. It was incredibly entertaining! lol

Here from SITS

Elle MD said...

Enjoy them. Mine is 17 now...and GREAT birth control.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Enjoy every moment...they grow up TOO fast. Happy SITS Day to you...that's really something to be proud of.

Carina said...

You sun looks adorable! A real prince charming i'm guessing.

Michelle said...

LOL about your husband. My dh tells me to wake him if I need any help.

SO....first night with new baby and I'm not getting a lick of sleep bc my little guy is crying and crying.

I wake DH to ask if he could just take Asa for JUST a few minutes while I sleep. I hand him off. Go to the bathroom.

He's gone back to sleep.

Noele Marie said...

Your son is a cutie!

I totally feel you on the milk fountain, my baby turned 1 today, and I am STILL a milk machine!

Hairline Fracture said...

What an adorable baby you have! The first few months do go quickly, even with the sleep deprivation.

Tabitha Blue said...

Haha, love it! It's seems like it's been so long since those good old, tired and dirty days, LOL. Oh my goodness... and into your mouth!! Too funny. Girl, congrats on your SITS day!!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I was blessed with an oversupply as well for a while. All I can say is thank goodness for nursing pads!

Congrats on being the featured blogger this week! Love your blog design. :)

Brittany said...

Here from SITS. I miss those nursing days.

Bonnie Baker said...

I can completely relate! I am cracking UP!

Melissa Lester said...

Your blog is so cute! Love that wallpaper and chandelier. I miss those baby days! It's funny how as time passes you become nostalgic about even the difficult (and gross) aspects of motherhood!

Carrie said...

"Former A-Team members" killed me! How funny!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Astrid said...

Happy (belated) SITS day!

It's fun to reminisce about the days of babyhood. It seems like a lifetime ago (but my youngest is not yet three...so it's not really a lifetime). I remember being a nonstop milk fountain. Oh...and my youngest was also a spit up volcano. Blech. So glad those days are gone!

Doré said...

I'm a day late, but Happy SITS day! Your little boy is precious. They really do grow up so fast. My little one is almost 17 months and I have no idea where the time went!

Sugar Mommy said...

I've had similar incidents with my hubby. One involved a bowling alley. We've never been bowling together, though, so it was a funny night!

Kristy said...

aww lol. Love the picture. kids are so much fun! Sorry i'm a day late, but Happy SITS day!

Wendy said...

adorable, but yuck. LOL

Live.Love.Eat said...

Late from yesterday! Congrats on being featured. Oh man, never did experience the milk transport like that before.

Bizzie Mommy the Non-Cook said...

Happy SITS Day to you. Mine son was the same way - spit up monster. I've ruined all of my clothes.Which isn't all bad gives me a chance to get new one!

Charmaine said...

My second son is quite the little spit monster!! How fun!

Connie Weiss said...

Baby's mouth to your mouth is called a Hot Lunch. Gross right!

CoffeeJitters.Net (Judy Haley) said...

my first is due in april. I can't wait.

Michelle said...

Ooo, I remember those oversupply days. They were *FUN*. Ever squirt the opposite side of the shower while shampooing your hair? Yeah... fun times, right?

Here's hoping he's bringing you just as much joy today! Sorry I'm so late on my SITS visit!

Rachael said...

Ah, that brings back memories!