Wednesday, October 3, 2012

20 Things I Never Knew About Newborns - Guest Post

Hello, Growing Up Geeky readers! My name is Sarah and I have a little blog called Nurse Loves Farmer, I hope you'll come and say hi! I'm a nurse who married a farmer, moved to rural Alberta where we love our country life raising our sweet 2.5 year old boy Braden and I'm expecting baby #2 in early November! I'm honored to be guest posting for Melissa while she's busy getting used to her newborn!


Speaking of newborns, I thought I would share some things that I never new about newborns...before I had one of my own!
20 Things I Never Knew About Newborns
  1. That you should have been doing weight training to prepare for all the lifting and carrying.
  2. What a beautiful and celebrated thing a burp is.
  3. Just exactly how much and how fast newborns can accumulate loads of laundry!
  4. One burp cloth is never enough.
  5. Having to sacrifice a onesie by way of scissors because there is too much poop on it to pull it over babies head.
  6. How funny baby farts were.
  7. How much poop a small baby can hold.
  8. Speaking of poop, know that a newborn can not only up the back of the diaper, but out the sides, and up the front too!
  9. That I could survive on so little sleep.
  10. How I immediately could not imagine life without my newborn.
  11. Somehow, baby boys figure out how to pee on the back of their heads...and/or in your face!
  12. That you may not get your teeth brushed until lunchtime...or later.
  13. That you may cry right along with your little in the middle of the night when nothing will console them.
  14. What about how everyone always says, "Sleep when the baby sleeps"? Sh'yeah, right! Like there's not a million other things to do!...especially if you have a toddler & other children to take care of.
  15. That showers would seem like a luxury vacation.
  16. Most baby socks are made for Oompa Loompas with really fat feet/ankles. A normal baby can kick off a newborn sock in 10 seconds.
  17. That the cuter the outfit, or the more snaps and buttons on it, has an eerie correlation to the extra amount of pee or explosive poo leaked for the day.
  18. That going to the grocery store alone becomes an exotic, exciting trip out.
  19. I never knew was how helpful it is to have people bring you food after you get home from the hospital. We NEVER did that for anyone we knew who had a baby, but you can bet we will now.
  20. Baby acne can happen, but it WILL go away!
 Newborn Braden

I love that I get to experience these things all over again (well, most of them!) ;) Thanks, Sarah!
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