I'm learning so much about babies, I never knew...
...that their umbilical cord stump stinks before it falls out! And I mean STINKS! For like 3 days my baby boy smelled GROSS, every time I'd go to change him this horrible stench would just come wafting up from him...EW! In case anyone is curious why it stinks it's because baby's digestive juices are eating away at it from the inside-out...I never knew this. Once it's off though baby is back to smelling like a delicious baby!
...they pee ALL. THE. TIME. I had no idea a baby could pee so much! He literally pees at least once an hour BARE MINIMUM. And almost always you can get him to pee when you change his diaper. SO MUCH PEE!
...baby boys pee EVERYWHERE! Their little penis is like a hose and no matter if you point it down in his diaper or not somehow he can still pee everywhere. He's peed out the side of his diaper, out the back, out the front, all over me, all over the bed, through his diaper, his clothes and his blanket through to the mattress, he even managed to pee on himself and cover himself from HEAD to toe...yes, he peed on his own head. Again, there is SO MUCH PEE!
...because of all the pee, there are SO MANY DIAPERS! We've started cloth diapering now that baby is bigger (he started out way too small for the cloth diapers!) and even with my 12 that I have we go through SO MANY DISPOSABLE DIAPERS! I'm stocking up on more cloth so that we can get out of disposables completely, but HOLY HELL...I had no idea just how many diapers a newborn could go through in a day.
...they sleep A LOT. A newborn is actually really boring! I rarely see my baby's eyes. They don't do anything except sleep, PEE, poop and eat. It's a neverending 2 or 3 hour cycle of feed the baby, change the baby, baby sleeps for 1-2 hours and REPEAT. I've never been so bored and yet so overwhelmed at the same time.
It's a good thing babies are cute because otherwise I don't know why we, as humans, would continue to procreate!
We call him...The Burrito.
Look how tiny The Burrito is in the big bed!