My how time flies…

Today my baby girl is one month old.
One month.

Where did the month go? It seems like just yesterday I was a miserable pregnant lady with elephantitus. I remember thinking she was never going to be born, it felt like an eternity. And now she’s already ONE MONTH old?
I still remember the very first time I saw her, the first time I held her. I didn’t know anything about her, but I knew I loved her with all of my heart. I remember holding her the night I got home from the hospital, staring at her and thinking “who IS this little creature?”
Over the past month, I’ve gotten to know her. I know what her cries mean, I know what soothes her. I know what makes her smile, like gently tapping her nose, or kissing her lips I know what makes her mad. I know she loves baths, but hates to get dressed. I know that she loves when her daddy talks to her and when I sing to her. I can’t even imagine what the next month will have in store, but I know I look forward to getting to know her even more. I just wish the time would slow down a little bit because, looking at my boys, I know she’ll be a “big girl” in no time at all. And I don’t want her to be a big girl. I want her to stay my little baby forever.
I thought I’d take a picture of her and I together to celebrate the occassion.
Yeah, right. Not gonna happen.
I gave her a bath, put a pretty lil’ outfit on her, brushed her hair. She was ready to go. But then came the shit. All over. So I had to change her diaper and her outfit. Just as I was finishing up re-dressing her, MORE SHIT! So, I changed her again. Whatya know, more shit.
It happened 5 times.
She finally stops shitting and I get her all dressed up in another beautiful dress. I grab my camera, get her all set up, turn the camera on.
I pick her up, run to find some new batteries before she takes another dump. Or throws up. Or just gets pissed off.
I can’t find any new batteries, so I grab the ones out of the remote hoping they’ll work and I can get at least one picture.
Get her all set up again, turn the camera on and just as I was about to snap the picture, THE BATTERIES DIE AGAIN.
Damn it.
Then she starts crying and I start crying and am tempted to THROW the camera across the room, but don’t do it because it’s a $500 camera and Tony would kick my ass if I did it.
I gave up, whipped out the boob and fed her instead. Now, she’s peacefully sleeping and I’m sitting her looking like a whore with all this make up and no picture to show for all the trouble. Oh well, ’tis life with a newborn.
So, 1 month old picture of Gabby today, or at least not for a few hours, but take my word for it… She’s absolutely beautiful.

12 thoughts on “My how time flies…

  1. Lauren

    I’m trying so hard not to laugh *grins* But I can just see you sitting there all pissed off at the camera. Been there done that! =)
    Happy one month birthday Gabby! =)

  2. franci

    awwwwww! what an adorable shot! she’s gorgeous!
    man, i so remember those days of ‘damn! you shit yourself again???’ oh wait…they haven’t stopped. *sigh*

  3. vanessa

    hi yvonne. my name is vanessa. i have left a couple posts on your blog, but i never really introduced myself. i am 24 and the mommy of hannah, who is 4. i read your blog everyday because i just love it! you are so funny and wonderful and your family is just beautiful and you just sound so happy! i long to feel happy, like you feel happy. i don’t know if you read my blog or not, but you can see it at it isn’t going to be there very much longer, because a good friend of mine…mandy who runs Atomic-Rain, is going to host me! Anyway, i guess i should get to the point of my post.
    i want you to do me a favor. when you put your kids to bed tonight, will you hug them just a little tighter, for me! i am about to enter a very long and painful and emotional custody battle for my daughter. she had been living with my ex, because i was trying to get a place to live that was more suitable for us. it was in her best interest, but yesterday i got papers that he is trying to get full custody of her. i haven’t seen her in almost 2 weeks and my heart feels like it has stopped beating. anyway…i know that i don’t know you, but you seem to be a very caring and compassionate person and i thought i would ask you to hug your children a little tighter for me.

  4. ginger

    A MONTH?!???
    Are you serious?
    I can’t believe it has been a month already. Time really flies. She is beautiful.
    Please keep us updated about you weight watchers progress too! I’m rooting for you every day.

  5. Talia

    Where has the time gone? I suppose that’s what happens when I ban myself from keeping up with blogs so that I can study.
    She is beautiful! Can’t believe how much she’s grown just in a month. Wow what a cutie in pink!

  6. gojou

    Is this the real reason women try one five outfits before selecting one to go out in? 😉
    She’s absolutely precious, Y. BEE-youteeful. :-)

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