Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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Honestly, considering I have a five-day-old my only thoughts right now are pretty baby-centric. So, humor me this week!

1. Tonight was the big IB Celebration at work, and I was able to go! My husband stayed with Sawyer in my classroom so I could feed him before and after, which worked well. It went quite a bit over time, so I left early, which made me a little sad to miss all the kids afterwards. But still better than nothing!

2. Sawyer is much more alert and awake than I thought he would be (not bad thing). Today I was able to put him in the Pack n' Play for 45 minutes while I got ready and did some thing and he was totally content to stare out the window. Night time is a different story... last night he got eight hours in with only two wake-ups that were pretty short. Fingers crossed for a repeat tonight.

3. I hate discussing bodily functions with others. Giving birth and then having a newborn has forced me to, and, well, I still hate it. 

4. I cut Sawyer's umbilical cord- I'm unabashedly proud.

5. Delivering a baby is the best diet plan ever! Seventeen pounds in five days! I'll take it!

6. We didn't really name him after anyone, we were just... inspired.

7. Is it bad that I find his super loud, super sad cry during sponge baths a little funny?

8. It's weird to not really have any obligations right now. Nothing pressing, at least. Sometimes I love it, sometimes it's a little hard to swallow. I know maternity leave will go by fast, though, so I need to enjoy every second of the next fourteen or so weeks with this little guy.

9. I'm so amused when people try to figure out who he looks like. I'm horrible with that kind of stuff. He looks like.... a baby.

10. Without going into too much detail, my water broke between second and third period at work, but I didn't realize it was that, so I kept working. My Braxton Hicks were a bit more intense that normal, and then regular, but I just kept working... And then drove home. After work I called the doctor and she said I needed to go to the hospital. I was in some serious denial- we even stopped at Target on the way to the hospital. 


  1. I love how you approached labor!! A stop at Target is always good!! :) Congrats again!!

  2. I love his name!
    Maternity leave was the best time ever for me. I wish I could have another maternity leave - without the having a baby part. Enjoy your time at home!

  3. I am loyally cracking up! Yes- you need to laugh at your kids-why else do we have them except to be amused? Congratulations and enjoy!

  4. lol, that's great re: #10 and your labour; awesome that you found time to drop by Target too ;)

    Glad to hear all is well on your end! Sounds like Sawyer is perfectly contented (re: #2 and staring out of the window) :)

  5. Congratulations! My last labor was super fast (less than two hours), so I didn't have a Target stop, but I did pull the baby out and I felt super badass about it. Glad everything went as well as could be expected when birthing a human.

    #7, no, I always said something like "way to be SOOO dramatic...". Sometimes I think I'm not cut out for this motherhood business - despite the fact that you and a few others have given me baby fever like nothing else. I'm holding strong, at the moment.

  6. You are more than allowed to talk about baby things this week (or any week you want to for that matter!) -- I'm impressed you are posting at all with a 5-day old... Why am I not surprised you kept working through the beginning of labor? That's some dedication right there!

  7. The whole, who does he look like thing might be a mom thing. I have no idea who Joaquin looks like. He looks like his own person and it's very rare that I see our features in him. For the record, Sawyer looks totally like Scott. :p

  8. Congratulations! And I agree with Christine... I wouldn't have expected a blog post so soon!

  9. I'm so guilty of trying to figure out who babies look like. I think it's because new babies don't do anything and there's only so many times you can say, "He's so cute," before you gotta toss in something else.

  10. I love his name, I love where the inspiration for it came from and it's kind of a little funny about you being in denial. I'm glad everything went well!

  11. Sawyer is a great name :-)

    Also, I love that you find his super loud cries kind of funny. I still kind of laugh at my nephew when he cries... it IS funny to see a tiny person reacting so strongly, usually over nothing.