Thursday, April 1, 2010

59 Days

Today our sweet little angel face is 2 months old! I think Aaron would agree with me that these past 59 days have been simultaneously the absolute best and definitely the hardest we have ever gone through. Every day, our little munchkin gets cuter and cuter, and we love her a little bit more. Some days a LOT more, like the day we saw her first real smile.

So far......

we've changed approximately 590 diapers

I've nursed her at least 472 times

Addison has met over 78 new people

she's cried for at least 118 hours

she's gone to the beach, two parks, several stores, her Auntie's house, her Grammy's house, both Grandpas' houses and visited the homes of two sets of great-grandparents

she's had her picture taken probably 2,000 times

I have kissed her approximately 5,000 times (this is not an exaggeration. I am addicted to kissing her little head and her sweet little cheeks.)

she continues to refuse to say "Dada" despite Aaron's best efforts

she continues to refuse to say "Auntie" despite Melissa's best efforts
I have heard her say "Ma" at least once, so we're halfway there!

There are probably a million different cliches about parenting ("the toughest job you'll ever love" and "you just don't understand until you're a parent") and there's a reason these cliches exist - they're TRUE!!! And taking care of a baby is hard enough, especially when you're breastfeeding, but add Grad school and a part time job (and trying to squeeze in a blog entry every now and then) and it will be a miracle if I have one shred of sanity left by the end of the year. But the crazy thing is, it's totally worth it. Last night I spent almost 2 hours trying to calm Addison down from a crying spell and wound up getting only 4.5 hours of sleep, but I was still happy this morning just because I got to wake up to her squishy little face. And honestly, who wouldn't be happy getting to see this every day?

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