Everybody loves a new baby. The little hands, little feet, soft skin, the oh so endearing new baby smell. People find them to be just absolutely adorable and a joy to be around, you often hear people, specifically women, talk about how wonderful this stage is. Well I am here to tell you, NOT me. I hated the newborn stage, I found my son to be this oh so cute newborn blob. That's right, I just referred to my son as a blob, deal with it. He didn't do anything. He laid there, he didn't smile (unless he had gas), he didn't laugh, no interaction whatsoever, he was just this blob laying on a blanket on my living room rug. I sat in this house all day with no adult interaction watching a blob sleep. While I didn't want to age my child to quickly (I wasn't looking forward to when I have to say things like "I don't remember him ever being that small" and "they grow so fast, enjoy it while you can") I was dying for him to grow just a tad quicker. I couldn't wait for him to smile at me, laugh when I made a funny face and grab things in his little hands. I wanted him to interact with me, it seriously was killing me! But as I am learning too quickly, they do grow up so fast. Alex will be 3 months old on July 4th and already the blob phase seems so far behind him. He smiles at me, follows me around with his amazingly blue eyes, and just in these past couple weeks he's starting to.
While I say I hated the newborn stage of my baby's first year, I also miss it already. Crazy, right? He will never be that small again. He will never be my little boy all curled up sleeping on my chest (boobs make a great baby bumper) or snuggling in my arms. But I am without a doubt excited for all the milestones waiting in the wings for my little man. He is going to be absolutely amazing!