Thursday, August 27, 2009

Half A Slice & A Whole Lot of Love

makes me happy.

At 12:02pm today, I had... breast fed 3 times, changed 4 diapers, struggled for 20 minutes trying to open a Playard for the first time with a baby in one arm, had Byrdie's clothing drawer vomit all over me (see above), as I searched for an outfit that actually fit (how can all 0-3mo sized clothing all fit so very different?), canceled an afternoon visit with Brandi & Jackson, reinstated said afternoon visit when I received Brandi's reply to my text informing her I was going insane watching a How-To video about using my baby sling while my child wailed every time I put her in wrong, offering to come over and help. Help? Yes I think that's exactly what I need right now.

And so I turned on the crazy, awesome playlist Kev made for Byrdie and I, loaded full of songs like this...

and finished the other half of the slice of orange I started eating before noon.

I farted around the house some more, accomplishing much more then I thought was possible with one arm, until Brandi and Jackson popped by and showed Byrdie and I how to use our sling.

Thanks friends.

Look ma! No hands!

Another day... another 10 new lessons.

Love and patience. Love and patience.


Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

My unsolicited advice? Take the help where and when you can get it. These first few weeks are all about reliance instead of independance - that will come with time.

Diane said...

Okay, you had Byrdie, what, 7 days ago?!?!?! You look FANTASTIC. You don't even look like you had ever been pregnant or birthed a baby. Colour me all kinds of jealous.

JLa said...

I must say, you look absolutely fantastic! Good on ya!!

Mike and Kate said...

You look great!

I can totally relate to the part about finishing the orange slice. Where does the day go?! I used to wonder what I would do with myself all day while on mat leave. Who knew that taking care of a kid is such busy-work!

justme said...

my advice...and i don't have a child....ASK AND TAKE HELP! you look amazing by the way. i mean wicked amazing.

Suze said...

Aaah, welcome to parenthood :)