I figure in attempt to reel in our baby making hormones, we could also list some of the things that we don't miss about the newborn stage.
I do NOT miss the super long marathon nursing sessions that seemed to happen every single day for weeks. At one point DS would nurse for 45 minutes to an hour straight. Break for an hour and then repeat.
I also do NOT miss getting up to change diapers 999 times during the middle of the night! I was so excited when he stopped popping at night.
Ditto on the long and never ending nursing sessions! I also don't miss the floppy head/neck.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I do not miss the feeling I got when she cried, you know that stomach twisting feeling that I'm sure is part nerves and mostly hormones that make you do absolutely anything to stop the crying. It's not like now I don't care when she cries, but I don't feel that frantic instinctual need to stop it immediately. kwim? Anyone else feel that when their's are little?
I don't miss the 2 billion diaper changes and all the poop that comes with a newborn bf baby.
I don't miss the newborn bf'ing at all.
I don't miss the fragility of a newborn, the floppy head, the chicken legs that look like they're gonna snap off at any moment, etc.
I don't miss the way I feel so completely exhausted for the first few months, especially the bf'ing narcolepsy (when you are just fine and then you go to nurse the baby and it's like you can NOT function without sleep all of a sudden).
I don't miss the pp bleeding.
I don't miss the "dying of thirst" feeling I always get for the first few months while bf'ing.
I don't miss hiding out to keep her protected from germs and Walmart for the first couple months.
I don't miss not seeing her smile or coo.
Did I miss anything? Have I ever mentioned I'm not a big fan of the newborn stage
Did I mention the sleep thing already, cause it's really the one thing keeping me from having a whole slew of children?!
You're so right about the cries Christa! I now know that he'll be okay for 30-60 seconds. And half the time he shuts up in that time frame. lol.
PP bleeding. VERY good one.
In the beginning, it's like nails on a chalkboard for me. I am not an anxious person by nature, I'm really not, but man when one of my own newborns cry, my stomach turns into a ball of knots. I know, logically, (s)he'll be just fine, it's not a big deal, but my instincts seem to take over and force me into action, no matter what my brain says. It has to be an animal-like instinct. That's what it feels like for me. Anyone else's newborn, meh, no biggie, a 6 month old of mine, meh, no biggie, a newborn of mine, HOLY CRAP BATMAN GET THE BATMOBILE!!!
I do not miss her wanting to be held/fed pretty much 24/7-very hard to do anything when you have to do everything with one hand while holding a baby! I do not miss her having fussy periods in the wee hours of the morning where I had to get up and rock or walk with her to keep her calm.
The baby blues, lack of sleep, pp bleeding, not being able to put her down without crying, trying to bf, all of the visitors and phone calls.
If I could have a newborn, who slept decently I'd have a bunch of more kids! lol