Friday, May 6, 2011


Will you get better at sleeping?

Will breast feeding ever stop hurting?

If I had put you down in the bassinet for the past hour, would you have stayed asleep?

When will thinking about how much I love you not make me cry?

Can I really handle cloth diapering?

Do you prefer to be swaddled or not swaddled?

How concerned should I be about how much I hear you digesting?

What can I do about how much my back hurts?

Will you continue to have your dad's eyes?

Where did you get those sweet lips that I love so much?

How are we going to handle feedings tomorrow in the middle of our appointments?

How did I get such a wonderful husband?

Why do I worry so much? You've only been alive 3 days.

Why do I only now feel pain "down there?"

How will I do this when your dad goes back to work?

Am I enjoying you enough?

Why do I feel so sad when you cry?

Is your voice getting hoarse?

Why did you do so well with the swing yesterday but not today?

Do you miss being in my belly?

Will I actually be willing to ask for help from my kind friends and family?

When can I stop dreading 9pm?

How long until your dad and I can sleep in bed at the same time again?

What will you look like next week? Next month?

Should I be cleaning the pump accessories better?

Are you warm enough?

When will I get used to calling you Henry?

I'm looking at you now and you are so beautiful. How did you get so beautiful?


Shannon said...

LOVE these questions.

it takes me back to those beautiful days of mothering parker for the first time.

thanks for that.

you are a beautiful thoughtful mother already for asking these questions.

p.s hang in there with the breastfeeding. that is one thing i gave my sister a hard time for telling me just how bad it hurt. give it 6 weeks (maybe sooner)

Shannon said...

***gave her a hard time for **not** telling me how bad it hurt

Kendra said...

Unfortunately, the questions only keep coming:) Andy and I lay in bed on many nights racking our brains for answers when it comes to our kids.

I promise you breastfeeding will get easier. The first two weeks for me are always so painful but then it's like a walk in the park and it is one of my favorite things about having a new baby.

I love the question of getting used to calling him Henry. With all of my babies I have to call them "baby Emma" or "baby Isa" for awhile before the name catches on. It always seems easier to say preceeded with "baby". Weird.

Enjoy every exhausting second- next week he'll look so different!:)

Oh, and I love the video!

Betsy said...

This post just made me cry. Because I SO get it. And I echo your friend Kendra...they just keep on coming. But it's so worth it.