Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy due date!

It still blows my mind that for the past two weeks, I could have totally still been pregnant. Today is Em's "official" due date. She's also exactly two weeks old.

In the past two weeks I've learned:

- holding a baby isn't nearly as intimidating as it used to be
- to get excited about counting wet/dirty diapers
- that if I get at least one nap in during the day, I can handle sleepless nights
- that there's nothing as sweet as Em's yawns and Em's sneezes
- the first thing Em may have inherited from me is my habit of sneezing in threes
- that Brent is hilarious when he changes her diapers. He's constantly amused by what he finds.
- going to bed at 10 p.m. is now "late" for me
- that our baby girl sleeps like an angel, cries like the devil and eats like a mad woman
- to schedule nice, hot, long showers when Brent is home
- that three hours of uninterrupted sleep is now considered blissful
- that "Mommy Mode" means putting aside my fear of spiders and random bugs in order to kill them in the name of "don't you dare get near my beautiful daughter"
- that baby smiles melt my heart
- that life will never be the same

"Oh, forgive me for not being one of those anorexic babies from the diaper commercials." - Stewie, Family Guy


  1. Happy Due Date, Nanette! This was such a cute post. I hadn't even thought about baby sneezes, but my gosh, they must be the cutest little things!

  2. Happy due date and 2-week birthday for Em! Life won't be the same, but it'll be great.

  3. good list! you are too cute :)

  4. "that life will never be the same"

    So true...and all the changes are so amazingly wonderful. When I think of how much life changed I think of how I'd have never known how much I was missing if I'd decided not to have kids.

  5. "that life will never be the same" just gave me a lump in my throat. I am such a sap. *sigh* I can't wait to experience mommyhood. :)

  6. How nice of her to arrive early. She must have been too anxious to meet her Mommy and Daddy!

    The Babito arrived two weeks early as well. Your list brings back some memories!

  7. Such a trip that yesterday was her official due date but she's two weeks old. I love your list...takes me back. :)

  8. aw yay for baby em. i bet you and brent are amazing parents. and so crazy how today you could have still been pregnant, haha.

  9. Such a cute post :)

  10. Wyatt sneezes in 3's, too! :) He also sneezes when the sun gets in his eyes! Be on the lookout for that cute little oddity!

  11. "our baby girl sleeps like an angel, cries like the devil and eats like a mad woman"

    PERFECT title for your first book on parenting when you get around to writing it :) :)

  12. what a very sweet post. it sounds like you guys are wonderful parents and totally enjoying every moment.

  13. Aww. . .your list is so sweet. It almost makes me want to have another baby. Almost.

    Happy two week anniversary, Em!

  14. This is really sweet. Just thinking of baby yawns, sneezes and smiles makes me smile, I can't even imagine seeing them in person on your very own daughter!

  15. Awww, what a sweet list. It's amazing what can happen in two weeks!

  16. life is good, my friend. life is good.