Hi, I'm Beth, aka Momma B and I blog over at Momma B & Babyboy about my wonderful family - my fiancé Colin, big boy Daniel (who's two and half) and littlest boy Joshua (who's five months old already!) I've had this post sitting in the notes on my phone (I'm a list-a-holic!) for the last three months or so, but it seemed too late to post it after having Joshua, so when Emma had the beautiful Alex I thought it was the perfect occasion to share those things I'd forgotten about newborns - for all those Mamas-to-be out there! And an excuse to share some squishy newborn Joshua pictures too! Enjoy!
How nothing else matters when your baby is asleep in your arms - washing, tidying, cleaning can all wait, they're only this tiny once!
How much breastfeeding hurts for the first few days. Between wonky latching techniques and after pains, I considered stopping. But only for about 0.375 seconds, it's worth everything.
How your heart grows to accommodate a new little love. While I was pregnant I had the ridiculous worry that I didn't have room in my heart for anyone else, but of course I was totally wrong!
How their fingers and toes are SO small. Their little toenails are basically non-existent, and their fingers can barely wrap round one of yours!
How their poop goes BRIGHT YELLOW. Don't panic. On the subject of poop, expect explosions. Daily.
How skinny they are, little frog legs fresh out of the belly. All that extra soft extra skin, folding over their little limbs.
How hungry breastfeeding makes me. Seriously, even five months on I could eat the entire contents of my fridge right now, even after three solid meals and snacks!
How their heads are so soft, and smell amazing. I wish I could bottle that. Especially after a wash, when their hair is extra fluffy and there's a faint smell of talc too.
How boys pee, everywhere, as soon as their nappy is removed! Joshua peed in my face the first night, eww!
How you can be so exhausted, but so blissfully happy all at once. Luckily both my boys are wonderful sleepers, but it's tough to adjust. I still can't help but smile when I pull Joshua into bed with me at 3am, for a night feed, precious time just the two of us!
Congratulations on your two gorgeous boys Emma!! :)