Thanks to those of you who sent me questions, both of you. Man... am I popular or what?! *sigh* I always have dreams of becoming the next Top Blogger, yet somehow, I doubt my content draws that kind of audience. Oh well... the few of you who read have been wonderful, and give me reason to keep posting on this thing we call the internets.
Autumn's Mom: What is the baby product that you just can't live without? (diapers not included!)
Hmmm... can't live without? Well, for starters there's my car seat and stroller which I love. But I'm guessing you want more of a product? I could not live without Shepherd's pacifiers. I know, I know, I swore I wouldn't ever give my son a pacifier... but 48 hours after being home with him, and having him on the boob for 47 of those hours... I gave in. My son is a very oral baby... and sucks on whatever he can... his arm, his shirt, your arm, your shirt... it doesn't matter. And when he goes down for a nap, he gets fussy, and the pacifier soothes him and he can get to sleep.
Jenni: What has been the most challenging thing about motherhood for you? What has been the most rewarding?
Gah... how much time do you have???? Because seriously, I could write all day about this question.
Challenging? The lack of sleep... the crying... the gassiness... but probably most of all. the lack of sleep. I love my sleep. I was never good at pulling all-nighters in college, and only once did I do that, and the next day? I was talking nonsense and had to give a presentation in front of my class... I'm sure they all thought I was stoned or hungover because, it wasn't pretty.
Rewarding? Man... there are lots of things. The first time Shepherd smiled a real smile was pretty dang rewarding. However, when he first smiled at me and only me... MAN, that was awesome! Then, when he watches me walk around the living room, and smiles when I stop and smile at him... BLOWS MY MIND!!! Then of course, he does things like roll over and laugh (yes, he laughed yesterday... though quick and short, it was a laugh, I'm sure of it). There are a lot of things that make it rewarding, but I think the best one of all is just watching him grow. He's so beautiful, and growing so fast, it's just amazing to see this person that you gave birth to come alive!
So any of you out there who didn't get any questions in, feel free to e-mail your questions to corinnyatgmaildotcom.