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Things I have learned in 5 weeks of motherhood

I have learned an awful lot from my son these last 5 weeks. (Still feels odd to call someone “my son”…) Unfortunately I don’t know if these learnings are transferable to another baby, if they are relevant only to boys, or specific only to Hamish:

  • Do not trust a quiet baby on a change table. Urine to the face or faeces all over the change table cloth is forthcoming.
  • A baby is never happier than when they have just farted or burped. Upon reflection, that’s probably a boy thing, and not even limited to baby boys.
  • You think babies don’t know what you are saying. But they do. As soon as you profess out loud that yours is an angel, they will become the devil incarnate.
  • As tired or cranky as you are, all it takes is a smile from your baby and the sun will shine once more.
  • I had plans for my maternity leave. Lots of items on my to do list that have been sitting there for a while, waiting for attention. Hamish doesn’t seem to care. “Plans? You have plans? Well let me just change them for you.” If I get one thing done a day, it’s been a good day.
  • Following on the last, babies are not predictable or logical. Give in to the natural chaos or go down in flames.
  • Hamish is always the cutest baby.
  • No matter how hard I am finding it, there is always another horror story to let me know how lucky I really am.
  • Wake a sleeping baby if they are not feeding enough. If they have been screaming all morning and they are now sleeping when it is time to feed, ignore the nurse’s advice and let him sleep.

Hamish at birth

At birth

Hamish at 1 week

1 week old

Hamish at 2 weeks

2 weeks old

Hamish at 3 weeks

3 weeks old

Hamish at 4 weeks

4 weeks old

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