- Even the worst, most stressful nights of early baby momma-hood are a blur to me now. I didn't think that would happen at the time, but it did. The happy and funny stuff remains, though. Thank you, scrapbooking.
- If someone offers to baby sit for you just so you can go sleep, do it. Sleep is a precious commodity.
- You will see poop. In all honesty, it's all about the poop for a year. Poop is a conversation device for new parents. Go with it.
- You don't need many newborn clothes. 3-6 and 6-9 months, yes.
- You will become immune to any child's crying but your own. The only thing that will go through your head when you hear another child cry will be, "Not mine."
- For essential baby gear, I lived with my baby backpack--if you walk Jovie around the block, it's easier to have two free hands.
- Other essentials: swaddling blankets, burp clothes, one chew toy (no lie), a big stuffed animal to take monthly measurement photos against, They Might Be Giants CDs, and a few good books. Boynton are fabulous, especially Blue Hat, Green Hat, Pajama Time, Snoozers, and the Going to Bed Book.
- These books will come later, but my boys LOVE the books Flotsam and Cowboy and Octopus. They are so fun!
- If I had a baby girl, I would buy this onesie or this onesie.
The verse is one of my favorites:
"A possibility was born the day you were born, and it will live as long as you live." Marcus Solero