Saturday, February 16, 2013

Luck favors the prepared

One of the most exciting things about a surprise 37ish week baby is just how unprepared it is possible to be. Carseat still in its box, no bed, cloth diapers unwashed, no groceries beyond the bulk stuff. We're getting caught up quickly but it's doubly tiring.

Aside from me feeling like a super grouch due to super engorgement today, and aside from that early labor online shopping spree being crucial, things are going well. A friend dropped by with a big sister present for the kid and some disposable diapers and onesies for Little Monster, so nobody has to go get them tomorrow. We've got a decent handle on nursing and sleeping, although having to roust Little Monster to eat is a bit strange, but still. Just amazing. Hopefully things keep ticking along and I get to keep hogging LM during her naps. There's something about a sleeping tiny person I find irresistible right now.

And that's my "go feed the baby" timer. Back to the land of spit-up and cuteness.

6 comments:

  1. LOL, at least you've done this before so you're not totally overwhelmed!! Thank God for that friend - what a perfect gift to a new Mom with an early baby.

    Snuggles with a newborn? That makes my ute ache.

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  2. Snuggling a newborn sounds heart melting...and well, your friend was kind to bring those last minute items and a gift for the kid. Getting in the swing of things is always a challenge. Glad you're finding your way in your own time :)

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  3. I just stopped by for a quick catch-up session and it looks like you've been really busy! Congratulations on the new little one. I hope to be doing some newborn snuggling myself in a few weeks here.

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  4. I still can't believe she just showed up so nonchalantly! ;) I hope you guys are getting settled in nicely!

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  5. Congratulations! How exciting!

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  6. Wow, how wild to have a newborn so unexpectedly! I'm glad you're all settling in.

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