Monday, May 10, 2010

My first Mothers Day

Three generations at the Olympic Sculpture Park on Mothers Day

My mom is here for a month to spend some time with her first grandchild and to help me navigate this foreign world of caring for a newborn. We go for walks in the neighborhood and we've had a few outings by car, but for the most part we are spending our days bouncing, shushing, changing diapers, and oohing & aahing over baby. It's amazing how time flies doing 'nothing' all day!


Baby LM (I'll use her initials for now here on the blog) is nearly 4 weeks old now and it's amazing how much she has changed already. Every day she's a little more alert and interested in her surroundings. 

Vicki and Belinda, yes, you were right, I didn't have much time off to rest and relax before LM arrived! My due date was Wednesday April 14 and my maternity leave started on Saturday April 10. I had a feeling that she would come late and I could enjoy a week at home to nest. Well, I was admitted to the hospital on the evening on Monday April 12 and she was born the next day, in what was the first episode of probably many where this girl shows me that I am not entirely in control of her...

Allison asked about the search on iTunes for white noise that I mentioned in my previous post. We purchased a few different "Hawaiian ocean waves" tracks, one of them is an hour long, and often we play that on repeat through the night. I'm not sure if it really has an effect on LM but at least it's relaxing for me and Tim. Once we get her to sleep, she's good about sleeping most of the night - from midnight to 8am or so - save for waking every 2 to 3 hours when she wants to be nursed or needs a diaper change... So I spend a fair amount of time each night lying in bed while nursing the baby and scrolling through new posts in Google Reader on my mobile phone - I haven't been commenting much but I'm keeping up with everyone!

Mary mentioned the Rockabye Baby albums, we have both Coldplay and U2 and they are awesome! Who would have though that delicate lullaby renditions of rock songs would be so enjoyable.

So I'm ready to emerge from the fog of being a new parent and start sharing some new sewing projects with you!

26 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Mothers Day!!! Your baby is gorgeous. I just love babies with lots of hair and hers is beautiful!!!

amber said...

What a little cutie. :)

cidell said...

So, seriously. I could gobble baby LM up. Just smother her with little kisses. Happy first Mother's Day!! And boy, do you look like your mom :)

Vicki said...

She is so adorable! Just enjoy (which is hard when you are so tired). Looks like you had a great first mothers day with baby and mom.

Sewfast said...

What a special time for you all! Happy Mother's day...the first of many to come!

Rosy said...

Good! It´s time to start with baby patterns. LOL
Happy Mother´s day!!

Trudy Callan said...

Happy Mother's Day. Your baby is beautiful. So happy for you.

Sew4Fun said...

You look radiant and LM is adorable. Happy Mothers' Day! The first one is always so special and they only get better and better.

Linda said...

LM is beautiful! Happy belated Mother's Day. You look great and I am sure you are enjoying Mom being around.

Handmade said...

Just adorable! You look great - and so much like your mum!

Angela said...

Aww... Happy [delated] Mother's Day!!

Elaray said...

Awwwww! LM is such a cutie! And you thought you'd actually have some control over your life after LM came on the scene. Ha! I remember when my DD was an infant, I needed to mail a letter. The mailbox was half a block away – I could see it from my back door. But I couldn't walk that short distance to the mailbox because it meant leaving DD alone in the house for about 60 seconds!!!! Imagine having to plan ahead to mail a letter!!!! God bless you and your new family.

Amy said...

Congratulations on the blessing of your daughter! She will take up your time and your days are a bunch of nothingness besides eating and sleeping, but it is a wonderful time of life. She is adorable! Enjoy!

senaSews said...

Happy belated morher's day! Your daugther looks adorable!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

So Little Miss (LM) is sooooooo adorable! And Happy First Mother's Day...welcome to the club!

Rachel said...

Glad to hear everything is going well so far. You and your mum look so alike! Same eyes and smile.

Cindy May said...

She looks like DH!! I just saw it! Can't believe you are ready to sew. lol. don't get too comfortable yet, she has some suprises in wait for you.....;)

Amy said...

Belatedly wishing you a happy mother's day! You and your mom sure do look alike :) Baby LM is a total doll.

Home business said...

She is so adorable and priceless.
You look a lot like your mom.
Happy Mother's day!

Tany said...

What an adorable baby!!!

Nancy K said...

looks like you had a lovely first Mother's day. She's a beautiful baby.

Gail said...

I was so touched by your post. I still remember my first mothers day - my baby for just 2 months old.

Jana @ Weekend Vintage said...

Your quote is priceless! .....One day everything in my closet will be made by me.

Jana

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for another post from you- your projects are always great. Enjoy new parenthood :)

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Your little one is so cute! Daisy Dayz Home

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to see a new post..They are so inspiring ..