Ok, so if Radar is anything like his mom, he is going to be a serious "I know MOM!" eye roller when it comes to me telling him anything. See, I'm 40 and still think I know better. I actually thought that I'd be tougher than labor pains... that I wouldn't cave in and beg for drugs... Wrong! In fact, pretty much everything every experienced mother has told me has come true in these first four days with Radar, despite my somehow thinking that I would be different. My lesson for today after spending all night rocking Radar, trying to get him to stop crying... "you'll be more tired than you've ever been in your life."
Fine! You win! I'm trashed... exhausted... and as punishment for my high and mighty attitude, I am posting a picture my mom took of me shortly after I finally crashed for a short nap this morning. It is NOT a flattering picture, but I've got to learn my lesson.
No matter though, I'm still over the moon, so I'm willing to admit that I'm not so smart now. Thank you to all the moms who have given me tips and advice... I am going to make a serious effort to listen to each of you with a slightly more open mind.