I didn't follow that advice the first week and 2 days... now I try and sleep EVERY time the baby sleeps. She is up at night, and sleeps during the day (but nurses every 2 to 3 hours). So I have become nocturnal, in a way, and I also sleep a lot during the day (and even though I want to sleep at night, too, it's simply impossible). Life as I knew it has definitely changed.
I don't wear regular clothes during the day... I'm in my comfiest pajamas. Unless I am going out of the house for an appointment or church, I look like Quasi-Modo in a robe.
When company is no longer here to help out, I know that showers with hair washes will be a delicacy. I'm taking advantage and showering like crazy these days!
Even though we don't have her in bed with us (EVER!), I still always wake up panicked thinking I left her nursing in my arms and the comforter has smothered her or something terrible like that. Every. Single. Time. I guess those mini heart attacks officially make me a mom...? It's so scary, I hate it!
It's weird to think that this little baby was inside me less than two weeks ago and that back then, I wouldn't have been able to imagine a newborn in my arms right now and see myself as a mother. Amazing how things change... it's so surreal! This past year, Paul and I would look at each other and say with disbelief, "We're married!!" Tonight we looked at each other and said, "We're married... and we have a baby!!" Ahhhh!
I haven't needed to cook yet, but I'm sure that will be a totally new and challenging experience when the time comes.
I'm scared to paint my nails (but it's what has kept me form biting them)... I never know when she'll wake up from her nap when I think about doing them and how harmful the fumes may be if I do get them done.
I never thought I'd be good at diaper changing... I'm still not a pro, but I try and get it done as fast and as efficient as I can before she pees on me, or herself, or launches another poop rocket on the carpet.
I'm sure I have many more examples of how my life as I knew it has changed, but little one is about to need some major help in burping, so I'll just leave you with some cute pictures ;)