MORNING!! Today’s post is from Andrew and I hope you love it! I also posted yesterday (haven’t posted on Sunday in a while!) too in case you want to catch up.
Happy Monday everyone!! One of only reasons I know what day it is right now is because it says it on the top of my computer screen. Janae asked that I let you know what my experience is like having a new baby in our life so I thought there was no better way than to write a list for y’all.
Here are 14 Insights of newborn life!!
1- I wish I would have done arm measurements before and after Beck. I think I hold him 90% of the time in my left arm and I’m starting to think its bigger than my right.
2 – No matter how prepared you THINK you are, you aren’t. Just roll with the punches and plan on a few sporadic Target runs and don’t go home unless you have the right thing….
3 – Choosing a name is a high-stress situation. You have to get two people to agree on what to name the baby for the rest of its life, family has to approve or not and/or you change the name two days before he comes. So beyond stoked for the name Beck, it fits him well.
4- Sometimes its important to make errands into little adventures to get the other little ones out of the house to give mom and baby time to rest.
5- This is my designated Beck and dad chair. This is where the magic happens. What magic you say… When I hold him like this he actually sleeps without trying to find, and disapprovingly cry when he doesn’t find it, a food source on my body.
6- This one is very related to #5, with all the dad and son time in the magic chair, I need to indoctrinate him with the most important things in life. #harrypottermoviemarathonsforlife
7- Sneak in the workouts when you can, even if it’s time to put the kids to sleep. It’s bedtime but everyone is more stoked to be in a cold garage and watch dad workout than to be in bed forced to sleep.
8 – This was supposed to be a picture of all of us doing grocery shopping together. I only had 3 of the 4 kids, but I found myself trying to keep everyone alive in Costco more important than thinking about the picture and of course I forgot two important things on the list I wrote down. Yes – I actually wrote my list by hand and I still forgot. Anyone still make paper shopping list??
9- Covid has definitely put a damper on how many people can visit so FaceTime has been a lifesaver. But, it has also been nice to have people call to talk to Skye/Brooke/Knox first to let them know they miss them first and they aren’t left out with all the new changes. Side note – I need to find a giant unicorn for Skye’s birthday now… please let me know where to get one.
10- When the two year old requests quiet time, you know there has been some loud changes in the house. Skye is reminding us daily that we all need to take a break and have some quiet time.
11- The topic of our texts have turned into 98% Beck and kids. Yes, my battery level represents my energy level at the moment.
12- We definitely need a bigger bed… I think I’m leaning on the nightstand.
13- I can’t imagine being pregnant, especially in the 9th month of it all. The closest thing I can relate it to is on Thanksgiving night after my 5th dinner X 100. We all survived by giving mom space and comfort – no touching hahah. Now that baby is out I was reminded that I can hold hands with my wife again.
14- All joking aside, I am so happy to add another little guy to our family. I am stoked to have Beck in our life. I am already planning the trouble we are all going to get in with all the crazy stuff we are going to be doing.
Thanks for letting me ramble a bit!! I hope you are all having a fantastic day out there. Stay safe and do something for you and someone else today!!!
Any insights you would like to add about adding a new one to the family?
What is the funniest thing you have done because you are sleep deprived?
-I claim to have fallen asleep while walking. This was when I was in high school: I got up early to workout, went to school, soccer practice, work for 6 hours, did homework and stayed out late with my cousin and the last thing I remember was walking to my room. My dad found me laying in the hallway asleep in the middle of the night and told me to go to bed. I don’t know if it is possible but it sure seemed like I did it.
What is something you have done or are doing today for someone else?