I had big plans for a post about our girl being born stocked with photos, birthing memories, and all the sap you could handle, but you guys know me by now. Planned posts just aren’t my thing and coupled with the naive presumption that I would even have time to write that post with a newborn is just funny now. However, I finally feel out of the cloud of those hard newborn days and can finally wrap my mind around what has happened to my tightly woven, scheduled out, perfectly planned life.
The girl who spent 40 weeks and one day kicking and squirming and punching all of my organs and body parts has now entered the world, and despite our prayers, she is just as feisty as she was in the womb. For a newborn, she is insanely alert. I think it freaks people out with how wide-eyed she is, and even though she can’t really “see” anything, her stares make you think she’s looking right into your soul. It’s weird.
Thankfully, she doesn’t have her days and nights mixed up like I thought she would. From day one this girl has enjoyed her sleep at night. Besides the horrible first night at home (that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone), Campbell wakes up once in the middle of the night to feed. I know this won’t last forever but I will brag and marvel about her awesome nighttime sleep until the day it changes. And I also have to remind my friends of newborns that although she is an angel at night, she is typically a terror during the day. Only recently has she started having a little chill in between feedings and naps (if she even naps). Sister just wants to be awake and in the middle of everything. You would think the swing and pacifier are torture devices with the way she looks at us when we offer them to her. So all of you with chill babies at your pediatrician appointments and coffee dates and Target outings, enjoy the daylight fun and I’ll enjoy the night.
Despite her craziness, we are completely and totally obsessed. I’ve told Spencer multiple times that I don’t know how I’ll love any other child we may have more than her. Her noises and sneezes and yawns and death stares wreck me every time. She has started smiling, especially in the mornings, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so wonderful in my entire life. Although she has flipped our entire lives upside down and inside out, life with her is the sweetest thing that ever happened to us.
We love you, we love you, we love you, Campbell Rae Hahn.