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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

4 Weeks

Jamie is 4 weeks old today. It's hard to sum up how the last 4 weeks have gone ... in a way, it just went by so fast. In other ways, it has been achingly slow.

Four weeks seem like forever when you are up at 2:00 AM, desperately trying to soothe a crying newborn. Four weeks seem like forever when you are changing the eighth dirty diaper and is not even noon yet. Four weeks seem like forever when you have to drag yourself out of bed at 5:30 AM to breastfeed. Four weeks seem like forever when you have to sterilize bottles and prepare formula while balancing a fussy baby on one arm. Four weeks seem like forever when you are worried about your baby eating, sleeping and pooping habits. Four weeks seem like forever when you sleep with one eye open making sure you don't miss a feeding or fail to hear your baby whimper in her sleep.

Four weeks went by in a blink every time I watch Jamie smile in her sleep. Four weeks went by in a blink every time I rest Jamie's head on my shoulder and we end up cheek-to-cheek. Four weeks went by in a blink every time I see my baby watch me with trusting eyes as I feed her my milk. Four weeks went by in a blink every time Jamie makes her funny faces and cute sighs. Four weeks went by in a blink every time Jamie poses prettily for the camera. Four weeks went by in a blink every time Jojo and I stop to marvel at our beautiful little angel.

But no matter how I look at it, I can say the last 4 weeks have been a humbling and rewarding experience. Jamie has completely changed my life for the better. I know there will still be many ups and downs - and that I am still in for a crazy ride. But, in my heart, I know it will be worth it.

3 comments:

Auntie lillian said...

The ups will definitely outweigh the downs - wait till she starts smiling then you and Jojo will be putty in her hands. I know it is easier said than done, but enjoy the little moments of bonding - they are never the same. Take care . Happy Mother's Day in advance !

Ina said...

Wow Jo! You're doing so well! I know it feels like forever, but in truth, that time when they're 100% helpless and can't even move on their own passes by in the blink of an eye. I feel that way when I look at all my kids.

Jamie is so lucky to have you as her mom (and Jojo as her dad). Advance happy mommy's day.

Junarakasa said...

Happy Mommy's Day too Auntie Lillian and Ina =)