Originally posted April 27, 2007, and April 28, 2007.?Ǭ†

We survived the night – not really sure why we bought a crib though?¢‚Ǩ¬¶. I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢m apparently the mom who believes with all her heart that if she puts the baby in the crib and leaves the room to go upstairs and actually sleep or something that the breath bandits will come and take the baby?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s soul away. And one in the morning isn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t the time to be academic about such things. Thankfully I have this wonderful perfect husband who will hold the baby and let me go sleep though.

All in all a very good day. My milk came in something crazy, have fed Alex all day and had reserves. Of course he rips through the reserves when I nap – but the operative phrase in that sentence is ?¢‚Ǩ?ìwhen I nap?¢‚Ǩ¬ù – this means I get some sleep, and Daddy and Mimi get a chance to actually spend time with Alex too.

In a crazy related note – I feel like the coolest freaking person on the planet. I feel like that cocky confident early twenty something – I don?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t know when I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ve ever felt like this. I can do anything! (Except sleep more than two hours at a stretch!)

What I?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ve learned:

All things in the living room are available for DNA sampling: Breast milk and baby boy pee are attracted to two cushions on the couch, the ottoman and the new rug. One cushion and one chair are currently still DNA free – but probably not for long. Action Step: find all towels etc in house and cover all things absorbent with something that can go in washing machine absorbent.

Sleep deprive my husband and he will say the words ?¢‚Ǩ?ìblow job?¢‚Ǩ¬ù and drop the f bomb and refer to his parents as ?¢‚Ǩ?ìnutzo?¢‚Ǩ¬ù in front of his mother in law. Kick ass. Action Step: Keep him always sleepy.

Five hours of sleep is bliss. Action step: Repeat as often as possible.

Three sets of hands for one little boy – quite helpful. Action step: May not ever let Mom go home. (Which as long as my husband is sleep deprived he may not notice.)

If I want my dad to call: Have a baby, clearly hit the wall of exhaustion and then lay down to take a nap, JUST fall asleep. This is a guarantee apparently, proven with a sample size of 3/3 days. Action Step: Time to shut the ringer off when I nap.