And what an adjustment it has been. Adjustment might not even be the right word. Insanity, craziness, sheer chaos... those words might be a better fit.
I am a little OCD, so when things get out of my control or a little messy... I kind of.. have a melt down. To all you working mom's out there, I applaud you! Your work TWO full-time jobs and you still remain alive at the end of the day. I feel like I deserve a gold star at the end of my day.
I wake up at 4:30am and my head does not hit the pillow again until around 10:30pm... if I'm lucky. Good news though, Selah is only waking me up once a night - if that - to eat. It makes it easier to get up and go to work when you were not up all night with the baby. Having a newborn = your life is not your own anymore. You tend to have different priorities when your world revolves around a nine pound pooping/eating/sleeping machine. You find yourself talking about yourself in the third person to a squirming little human in a very high pitched tone. And no, this is not only women who do this. Men do these things as well. I found myself cracking up laughing when I heard my brother, Travis, and Andrew talking to Selah over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Get your high pitched voice ready... "You love your Uncle Travis don't you. Ah-Boo boo boo boo. Why, yes you do."
Are you guilty of this? Of course you are! You can put a baby in the middle of a group of cynical old men and in five minutes you'll have them melted like a bunch of marshmallows over a campfire.
It has taken me a solid two weeks to be able to leave Selah with the babysitter without bawling my eyes out. Of course, the first day was the worst. I could barely drive I was crying so hard.
Selah Grace is growing so fast right before our very eyes. She is already smiling and is on the verge of full-blown laughter. She is a drama queen and very sweet. I am drenched by the time her bath is over.. she fully enjoys the warm water. Whenever we are in the car and she is throwing a fit, all I have to do is start to sing... she stops crying immediately. She's my world. I never thought I could love something so much.
So yes, we are adjusting... but I wouldn't have it any other way.