edu180atl: wendy albrecht 11.30.12
A more appropriate question for me to answer today would probably be “What didn’t you learn today?” As a new mom, taking care of an almost four-week old AND myself requires a level of concentration and dedication that I had heretofore never imagined! Some of the lessons that have helped me through these fantastic first few weeks are as follows:
- Hygiene is negotiable for adults. As long as babies are clean and happy, you don’t mind taking showers every other day. (or every other other day!)
- Naps are important for babies and mommies.
- When there isn’t time for a nap for mommies, relaxing with your feet up is the next best thing.
- Spit up happens.
- So does poop. If it doesn’t faze the baby, it shouldn’t faze you!
- Hormones are tricky beasts. Learn to ride the wave.
- Spending time outside can calm down mommies and babies when numbers 4, 5, and 6 are a little too much to take.
- Snuggling with a tiny person can make absolutely everything better!
As much as I miss my darling students, I can’t imagine spending this time with anyone besides my precious angel. I know that this whole mom thing is still really new and my role still very changeable, but right now, and forever, this is the most magical time I can possibly conceive of experiencing! This is challenging in a way that calls to my very soul and feeds my teacher’s spirit completely.
About the author: Wendy Albrecht (@gwalbrecht) loves spending time with her almost 4-week old daughter 🙂