Motherhood – A Crash Course

She’s here! Our baby daughter arrived mid-September and our lives have been changed forever. Motherhood has so far been exhausting and scary because I felt like I had no clue what I was doing, but after almost two months I’m slowly getting the hang of it.

The first few days were especially hard – I was a wreck from sleep deprivation and a hormonal mess, and frantically just trying to keep her alive. Was she getting enough breastmilk?, I worried sleeplessly. Nobody tells you breastfeeding can be so hard! Some mothers and babies are lucky and are just “in sync” from the start, but for many others, there are a million possible obstacles to this most natural method of nourishment and sustenance. I could write pages about this experience alone, but we’ll save that for another time.

Baby is now on a combination of breastmilk and formula, and she’s healthy and happy as a peach. Her life consists of eating, pooping, sleeping, and repeat. As she’s fast growing and becoming her own person with a unique personality, it’s hard to believe that just weeks ago this beautiful creature was inside my belly. Yes, parenthood comes with all the sleepless nights, never-ending diaper changes, and bouts of fussiness, but all those hardships are nothing compared to the joy I feel when I look into her adorable eyes. I’m in love like I’ve never been in love before…

Lastly, here’s the memorable breakfast I had in the hospital just before I gave birth.

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8 Responses to “Motherhood – A Crash Course”


  1. 1 せっちゃん November 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    かわいいあんよ!たくさんの愛情をもらってすくすくと成長しますように。おめでとう。

  2. 3 Makiki November 11, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Congratulations!

  3. 5 Molly November 11, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Congratulations to you and your husband! She has such tiny cute feet. (And that breakfast doesn’t look half bad for hospital food).

    • 6 honolulueats November 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

      Hi Molly, thank you for your kind words! Yes, the hospital food was great. It was room service and every day I called and ordered whatever I wanted off the menu.

  4. 7 友紀子 November 15, 2012 at 2:14 am

    あいちゃん 
    おめでとーー!
    かわいくてちっちゃな、あんよだね~♪
    周りの人に甘えて、栄養と(むずかしいだろうけど)休息をとってくださいね。

    • 8 honolulueats November 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

      友紀子ちゃん!お元気ですか?コメントありがとうー。こちらは母子ともに元気です。いつか会えると良いね。


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