Well, I can definitely say that this day snuck up on me! One of the funniest things about having a newborn is how fast and slow the days are at the same time. I feel like this first month just flew by, while some days it feels like foreverrrrr until my husband gets home and I can talk to someone without cooing and making silly faces :)
Besides the quick passing of time, what a fun month it has been! I love watching our little guy grow and change. My husband commented that every day when he comes home from work, Vince looks different. I don't disagree! One of the benefits of being at home with him is watching all these minute changes as they happen. His little personality is developing (seems quite calm and loving, but isn't afraid to let you know when he wants something!), and his strength and interest in the world also grows with every passing day.
I hope to never forget those little firsts...the first tummy time and head roll, the first smile, the first diaper blowout (a rite of passage?), and the first "aware" moment when he looks into your eyes and not just past your face. It's all so...interesting! You feel like such a proud parent every time they do anything (even toot-haha!)
This first month has also changed me in more ways than I was prepared for. The idea of slowing down and taking it easy has never come naturally, even while recovering from a C section. But every day I am learning to take care of myself and my little guy, and knowing that I don't have to "do it all".
I promised myself early on that I can do one thing a day-even if that simply means laundry or housework, or a visit with a friend. It has made this transition much more manageable, although I can't wait for a little more freedom once I am fully recovered and get the hang of this whole motherhood thing ; )
Sweet baby boy