Hello world, I am now a mommy. It's still taking some getting used to- the idea of being a caregiver to someone so helpless and dependent on you feels pretty surreal yet so amazing at the same time. I'll look down at my mini pooch and can't believe that the thing I had been harboring in my belly for nine months has a face I can finally put a name to. Jolie Ann Porter was born 3 weeks early on August 8th weighing in at 6 lbs 6 ozs and 19 inches long.
I am totally enamored by this little being. They are not kidding when they say your life will revolve around your baby. My 2-3 hours between feedings have become precious and if it's not used taking a nap (because a full night's sleep no longer exists), then it's used vegging out on the couch (I'm on the last season of Californication) or trying to squeeze in some normal activity like catching up on emails, cleaning the house, and even blogging! I'll be returning to work in a month, and I already know it will be difficult not being around this little bugger 24/7.
For all mommies out there, I salute you. Motherhood is a total mystery until you actually experience it. It is by far the hardest task I have taken on but definitely the most rewarding.