This, too, shall pass

Filed under: baby's progress,friends,thoughts — by Lauren on January 9th, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

Anya finally used up the last of her size 1 diapers this past week and has now graduated to size 2 (at 11 weeks old!). I realize this is becoming a common theme of this blog, but she remains a BIG baby.

Speaking of moving on to new things, every day Anya amazes me by learning new skills and becoming more of a “person.” Her head control continues to improve (quite a feat, given the size of her head!) and she’s become SO interactive, especially when it comes to smiling.

Fortunately, some of the more trying aspects of parenthood are improving as well. Maybe it’s the sleep deprivation, but I think that new parents – at least me and Lex – find themselves assuming that the difficult parts of taking care of new babies will just always be that way. From the moment Anya was born, she screamed when we changed her diaper. She wailed during baths. Gas made her cry bloody murder. I remember a time during her first few weeks when Lex’s parents were staying with us and during a nighttime diaper change his mom knocked on the door to see if everything was okay, since Anya was voicing her displeasure rather loudly. We responded that we were fine, it was just a diaper change, figuring that’s how diaper changes were going to be. I’m happy to report that it’s been quite some time since gas made Anya notably upset, and she positively enjoys both baths and diaper changes now, but I didn’t realize that I had been going through these phases with the mindset that they would never end until very recently. We had gotten together with our friends Shiri and Dave and their baby Izzy for lunch, and then they came back to our house. Around 5:30, Anya began to fuss and cry, as she has been doing habitually – it is her “witching hour.” Shiri commented that babies ultimately get over this, and I was surprised to find that her comment surprised me. I had just assumed subconsiouly that Anya would always have a tough time in the early evening before she settled down to go to bed. Did I picture her at 30 pulling a Jekyll/Hyde at work? No. I just hadn’t put together that as she matured some things that were difficult previously were becoming so much easier. It’s nice to know that although new challenges will arise, the old ones can be overcome.

One Response to “This, too, shall pass”

  1. Staci Guthrie 96105 Says:

    Hey Lauren and Lex, Anya is gorgeous! And massive. My little 9 month old Janie is still in size 2 diapers and is almost 15 lbs. She is teeny and has told me she is scared Anya will crush her like a bug. I am so glad things are going well. Do you ever find your doggie in her crib? Our cat loves to takes naps in Jane’s crib. Big slobbery kisses to baby and you all. Love, Staci and Jane