Parenthood has been NOTHING like I was thinking it was going to be. I have learned so much about myself in the last 2 months. I found out that I pretty much have NO idea what I am doing and am just winging it every day. And that while I love her so much (and miss her if I am away from her for a couple of hours) I still really like my own time, which I usually take while she is napping. And she has already started developing her own personality with likes and dislikes. She REFUSES to breastfeed, she is more then capable (and I have seen many professionals for this) but she doesn't want to. You can make her freak out just by holding her like you are going to feed her and once I was able to do it just by asking her if "she wants some boobies"??? She LOVES watching Friends (yup I have used that so I can keep her calm so I can get dressed or something done, and I'm not even a little sorry). She likes it when you read to her and you can make her smile just by saying "where's my smiles"? And possibly the most valuable skill I have found was actually learned in university; using your brain and functioning with little to no sleep. The Little Nugget has gotten into a pretty good sleep pattern she doesn't always stick to it and there are some days where I get almost no sleep the night before.
With the ups and downs that I've had these last 2 months it has been an exciting ride and I can't wait to see what the future holds.
* She is smiling on command
* Spends her mornings laughing and cooing
* Sleeps from 9pm-5am (if fed a "sleep" bottle around midnight)
* Loves sucking on her hands (hasn't found her feet just yet)