Is Skye giving me a side-eye? Probably, but eventually she will just understand that our family takes 5000 pictures a day and she’ll get used to it! I asked Andrew to share a few thoughts today on life with a newborn from his perspective! Enjoy:)
Hi everyone!!! Andrew here, Sooooo, before I tell you my perspective on having a newborn, I thought I would show you a few pictures. Pictures equal a thousand words right? And trust me, you don’t want to read that much from me. Let’s be real, you and I would both fall asleep. Skye is even yawning already…
This picture doesn’t need an intro other than I think it was taken sometime before 10 am. How can I tell… Brooke is still in pjs and I’m passed out on the couch. I have turned narcoleptic.
This was a battle where I clearly lost. Janae and I switch off getting this girl to sleep at night, so we can at least get a few consecutive hours of sleep. I didn’t think I was doing too bad until I read one of the comments on the blog where one of the readers asked, “Why does Andrew look so much more tired than you Janae?” I mean c’mon I don’t think I look too bad in pictures and then I see this, enough said:
I legitimately don’t know how this happened. My mind was definitely foggy this morning and I don’t think I realized that the shoes didn’t match until after I realized that I needed socks first before I put them on. The best part about this is Janae and I have almost the same size feet so it makes it a little easier to make this mistake.
I made it outside yesterday in my tshirt and shorts for a run… It was beautiful! I’m surprised I didn’t trip and fall into the river from being so tired.
Sometimes… you/we/everyone just don’t have the words… Everyone just needs a good cry.
And just like that… We have turned into a family of 6 (of course the dog counts). Janae and the hospital administrators might have frowned over my idea of bringing our “highly” energetic lab into the hospital.
Janae and I didn’t even know each other 2 years ago. I can’t believe how much we have grown!!!
She is a cutie….
There are no words that describe the emotion of having a baby. I joke and I laugh and repeat about 20 more times about life as a new parent, but in all seriousness I sobbed like a baby when Skye came to join our family. We already love this little girl and I couldn’t find a picture that described it more than this. I love this woman and so stoked to add to our family.
I couldn’t ask for a better teammate in life. I don’t know why she chose me, but I’m grateful EVERY DAY.
Alright, alright, alright…. getting too sappy on the internet :) So I like to think in lists sometimes and I think many of the posts I have written on this blog have included one, so here is another one!
15 Reasons You Know You Are A New Parent
1- It looks like Babies R Us threw up all over your house. There is baby stuff everywhere you look! Also, we thought we were prepared before having Skye with everything we needed and the night we got home from the hospital I had to do a midnight run to Target for some essentials.
2- Things that were instinctive before the baby came, now take almost every functioning brain cell that is available…. like choosing a matching pair of shoes (see above) or picking out a reasonable outfit.
3- Narcolepsy is a REAL thing. I don’t think Janae has made it through the opening credits of any show/movie we have started once since Skye was born.
4- You somehow forget how many kids you have and start using your fingers to count.
5- You learn how to do everything one handed because the baby is in the other hand… tying shoes, cooking a meal, opening a candy bar and pretty much everything else.
6- Calling the new baby, or I guess anyone in the near vicinity, the wrong name. I’m looking at you Janae (Thank you to Janae’s mom for reminding her what she named the baby).
7- I relapsed on my diet coke addiction—> caffeine (Janae hasn’t…. don’t know how she is doing this).
8- When you are swaying back and forth and/or pacing and you aren’t even holding the baby anymore.
9- You experience real life versions of tetris—> fitting 2 boosters and carseat in our car. It requires too much energy, measuring and FAR too many swearwords
10- You consider four hours of sleep as a really “good” night’s rest.
11- There is enough sanitizer in your house to completely sterilize the whole neighborhood.
12- Laundry has gotten so bad that you have lowered your standards of how many stains are acceptable to wear out in public before you really have to wash it.
13- You find yourself in the newborn section of every store you go to and you don’t know how you got there and of course walk out with something new for the baby, that you don’t really need.
14- Every baby cry is like a game of charades and you have no idea what to do or say to make it stop.
15- Despite all the craziness and loss of sleep, you definitely wouldn’t change it for anything! Skye has all of our hearts.
Here are a few more pictures from our last couple of days!!
Brookie LOVES her role as a new big sister. We were very curious how it was going to be for both of our kids and they have completely fallen in love with their baby sister.
I literally think we try to steal the baby from each other to hold her….
Cafe Rio has never tasted so good! We have some great friends/family/neighbors who have brought us meals and taken good care of us.
Do you ever run with gum in your mouth?
-This is a random question I have been meaning to ask. During my IM training I would suck on candy and sometimes I run with gum but I feel like it changes my breathing up a bit.
Anything you would add to my list list, How You Know You Are A New Parent?
Do you drink caffeine? If so, what’s your go to?
What is the strangest/funniest thing you have done with too little of sleep?