- I am frequently tired and I yawn way more than normal.
- I found out Jeremy has environmental allergies — just like me. It’s nice to finally get it diagnosed though. The kid sneezes at least a dozen times a day every single day.
- I have found that being honest about how I feel goes a long way in helping others understand how/if they can help.
- My mother-in-law still comes over about 4-5 times a week and does our laundry and straightens up my house. If not for her help these past several weeks I think life wouldn’t be so chipper.
- I vacuumed today. That probably wasn’t the smartest thing, but I couldn’t take it anymore.
- I cried the first night Rich left to get a breather with the men-folk. I’ll probably cry again today when he returns to work. This doesn’t mean I have the baby blues. It just means I get very attached to the love of my life and when he has to return to life as usual it chokes me up.
- Jaxon is doing great. He has gas a lot and sometimes (like Saturday night) it prevents him from sleeping long stretches which exhausts me to the core, but all is good.
- I am clueless on how breastfeeding should go from here. I know right now to feed Jaxon on demand. But since I have never been beyond 6 weeks, I’m not sure how things pan out. Like when will the nighttime feedings start to taper off? When will he sleep through the night? I am not a fan of CIO (cry it out) until my babies are much older (like 6 months). How in the world do you get a breastfed baby on a feeding schedule? How do you keep from getting engorged when the baby spaces feedings out more? Sometimes he wants to eat every 2 hours. Sometimes it’s every 3 hours. One night he went almost 4 hours and I thought my boob would explode. Then I was borderline engorged the next day. Formula fed babies are simple to get on schedule. There is no information on the web about these things. Everything I find is about newborns. What happens when the newborn is less than new? Ack!
- I have trouble remembering even the simplest things. I tried to get a prescription filled for Jaxon that was actually for Jeremy and since I screwed it all up the pharmacist refused to fill it until later today when she can speak to his pediatrician. I walk into a room and then stand there like a moron because I completely forget what it was that compelled me to go there. I forget where I put things and what day of the week it is.
I guess it’s going pretty good.
I really can’t complain.
I am blessed. That’s for sure.
So, tell me, how’s it going for you?