Newborns are hard.
They eat…constantly. They sleep…barely.
But they also do one thing that makes up for it: They snuggle.
Baby Snuggles: Magic.
When a baby curls up, head on your shoulders, bottom on your forearm, hands tucked under their body, there is nothing better for a parent.
Those moments override the stress and sleepiness of a baby’s first few days, replacing them with a rush of love and energy to get you through.
Over Squish’s first week of life, he has done the following things:
- Prevented us from sleeping more than 2.5 hours in a row.
- Peed on us. Multiple times. He has “after seeing a movie in a theater” amounts of urine.
- Filled a diaper with nasty, watery poop. And then 30 seconds after we cleaned the mess, did it all over again.
- Spit-up on us. A lot.
- While laying flat on his back next to me, spit-up in the air and directly INTO MY MOUTH. MY MOUTH! [I was too amazed – and kinda proud – to be grossed out.]
None of this was anything close to pleasant.
But those snuggles, man…
Shortly after peeing on me twice within one diaper change today [I said he had insane amounts of space in his bladder], we laid down and he slept on me for an hour. I dozed off for just a few minutes, but those were freakishly restorative. And without a doubt, enough to power me through the rest of the day.
Like I said, baby snuggles are magic.