Friday, March 24, 2006

Adjustment Period

Addison is a week old today. Officially at 6:53 pm. This time last week, I was registering at the hospital. Goodness, it seems like a dream. I guess I just never thought I would see the day where I'd hold another newborn. Even though I'm completely sleep deprived, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

In the spirit of adjustments, I'm going to list my Top 10 realities since bringing Addie home. Some are funny, others are hormonal and mushy - just like me!

10) I'm at the mercy of the sleeping pattern of a newborn. Embrace it.

9) Maggie will have moments. She's no longer the only child and needs time to accept that. Besides, it'll get me ready for when she's a teenager.

8) Buy stock in P&G, Mead Johnson, and Kimberly Clark. I'll benefit from it someday after all the diapers, formula, detergent, pads, etc. that I've had to buy. I alone am increasing their profit margins.

7) Advil doesn't come in a big enough bottle.

6) Don't bank on the baby being big even though that's what the doctor says. Make sure to have a variety of sizes of clothes on hand or else you'll be washing 3 loads of laundry/day.

5) Huggies prevent leaks better than Pampers right now. (Exact opposite with Maggie) Getting ready to try the Luvs - about $2.00 cheaper.

4) I should have bought more than 8 - 4oz. bottles.

3) Take a shower first thing in the morning. Makes me feel better all day.

2) Good friends are a blessing. Be thankful for them.

Kim and Barb were there when I found out I was pregnant and they were there when I had her. Good friends like that are a blessing. (Just like Tina, Jamie, Melissa, Rita, Missy, Emily, Teresa, etc.)

1) I am married to the most wonderful man on the planet. He's the best daddy - watching him with his daughters makes me fall in love with him all over again. That's why he's Scottie 2 Hottie. :)

I'll be sure to post more photos as soon as I can. My home computer pretty much sucks. I'll be getting my Mac Book Pro this weekend, and I'll post Addie updates more frequently.


joey said...

Oh Ginger - congrats...she is simply beautiful! Regarding diapers, I really like LUVs. Hang in there and keep up that awsome sense of humor - love the 10 reasons!

Emily Adams said...

it's so good to hear from you...the baby is sooooooooo beautiful & so are you. i don't want to call because I'm afraid of waking you if you get a chance to sleep. but know I'm thinking about you & your adorable family all the time!

Jamie said...

Hi Ginger!
My email is down(has been for two weeks- I can read them but not send them- grrr). What a beautiful picture. Hard to believe that she is one week old. I can't wait to meet her- maybe Sunday? I have the Friend's DVD- something you can watch while your up all night. :)
I am SO happy for you, what a sweet blessing.
How soon until she wants to eat at Waffle House or the buffet?!?!?

tina said...

Hi Ginger,
As always, you have maintained your incredible sense of humor. You amaze with this ability of yours. Me? Well, we all know that I become complete psycho bitch woman, but you handle it all with laughter and that rocks!!
I loved your Top of course, made me laugh. You are the best Ginger, and I am so happy for you and your new little blessing. Things will be okay with Maggie, she just needs her time to adjust, and well, Scottie, if you read this, thanks for taking care of our girl Gingy! : )

Barb Hogan said...

Love ya Girlie! :::: wiping the tear from my eye :::::::

Kimberly Brock said...

I loved what you said Ginger- Makes me feel warm & Cozy inside!
You know us Cincy Girls will ALWAYS be here for ya. Great Idea having a top 10! Love ya!

Jane said...

Ginger she is beautiful! Enjoy the girls while they are little before you know it they will be teenagers.