Well, you all told me so. I so badly wanted to believe you, but I was too scared that it wouldn't be true for me, especially after my very tough time I had with the twins. But you were right! This time is totally, completely and utterly different and I am in heaven!
I feel like it is my birthday every day, I keep getting that excited feeling in my tummy - Max is absolutely delicious and one baby is so so SOOOOO much easier than two! I can't even begin to explain to you how different it is this time.
Yes, I know I am still in the honeymoon phase of new babyhood - when the baby is still recovering from the birth and sleeps most of the day and night, and one is still on that post birth high, and I am sure I am in for many a rough night and day, but DAMN, this is so divine.
Firstly, he is the sweetest thing. He doesn't cry much (except when hungry) and is very alert and awake. He stares at me for hours, his little face scrunched up in a frown, as if to say "You look so familiar, I am sure I recognize you from somewhere but I will be damned if I can remember from where". Plus the child is VERY advanced (as my mother would say, and did say about every grandchild - 'that child is very advanced') - he is so strong in his body, already lifting his head at 5 days old!
However, the biggest bonus of all is that there is only ONE of him. Everything I do, I do with a sense of amazement knowing that once it is done, it is done! There is no second mouth to feed, bottle to make, bum to wipe, baby to be rocked to sleep. There is only ONE! Do you know how amazing that is!!!!
This is of course, when I get a turn to do anything at all. If I am in love, Rose is totally smitten. I have to beg for a turn and when I got home from hospital she said 'you had him for three days in hospital, its my turn now'. Apparently it is still her turn.
ONE BABY! TWO OF US! WOOO HOOOO!!
(Rose said she wishes it was twins again so we could each have a baby to hold - I told her I would have to either kill her or kill myself. No offense to the twin moms, but DAMN twins are hard work, especially when you are a brand new mom)
The kids are so sweet with Max, they kiss him and rub his head and share their sweets with them. The last part makes me slightly nervous and I've had to explain that baby Max can't yet eat sweets, but that is very kind of them to offer to share.
I still have to download the pics from the camera, and as soon as I do, I will post some pics, but here is one Sister Mel took of him while we were in hospital. 100% pure deliciousness.
I was going to take two weeks off from my laptop, but I lasted one day. Half a day. But its ok! I only have one baby! I can do anything!
Next post - the birth and why I have totally changed my mind about C sections. Oh, and more pics.
PS the new blog lay out is a temp fix while we try and undo Sister Mel's little oops.