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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Things I Already Forgot (about newborns)

  • Breastfeeding makes you extremely hungry, thirsty, and sleepy...all at the same time.  I forget about this until I've got my newborn good and latched on and then realize I forgot to grab a snack or drink.
  • Speaking of hungry...breastfeeding "hunger" is much more intense than pregnancy "hunger."
  • It's fun to play dress-up with a new baby...they look cute in everything.  It is not much fun for the baby...she hates it.
  • Nothing stimulates baby's bladder and bowels like a clean diaper.  Nothing.
  • Babies are little, but their cries are not.  In the middle of the night, it is the loudest sound imaginable!
  • Spit-up happens (always on a cute outfit or on my side of the bed).
  • Apparently, Packard babies always look alike...boy or girl (see evidence below):
    Exhibit A (Penn)
    Exhibit B (Jude)
    Exhibit C (Anna)
    Thank you and goodnight:)


  1. Love the pictures! I know you must be loving these early days - hope you are getting some rest!

  2. Oh my, they do all look alike! And all smiling too! Love it!

  3. This post is hilarious and yet so true, Kimberly! Thanks for making me laugh, and I hope you find the humor in these things, as I suspect you do. :)