Maybe it's a bit of all. I am no expert since I am still learning, but here are some things I've come to notice within the last nine weeks. There is something I like to call "mommy radar." This is how I explain myself waking up right before Noah begins to stir or not being able to fall asleep until he drifts off again. Or when Mr. B takes him out of our room for me to catch some z's, I can still hear him awake, downstairs, in our two story home. I believe this "mommy radar" grows with us and allows us to tell when our child is into mischief, telling fibs, in pain, danger, needing love, etc. etc... It's confirmed "mommy radar" exists because it's covered in a book a very sweet friend gave to me when Noah was born. Check it out here http://www.babyproofingyourmarriage.com/
Another thing that makes me wonder, is that our babies begin to sleep longer the more satisfied they are from eating right? As time goes on and they get older, their tummies get bigger and can hold more food, could this be why they sleep longer the older they get? Is this why the first few weeks of a newborns life we are left with many sleepless zombie nights? If this is the case, when will Noah not want his bottle every two hours during the day ??? !!!! Hungry hippo I swear lol.
This was my second week back and so far it's been OK. It's going to be an adjustment for sure. Here is a little glimpse inside my world right now. See my headset, phone cord and keyboard? Yea I am feeding Noah and trying to pay attention to people at work. This isn't my norm, most times I allow myself to step away from the computer to feed him, but there are times when it's just not as possible.
Life is certainly different these days but I would not change it for anything. The love I feel for this little babe is something I can not measure !