Tuesday, November 12, 2013

One Month... Maybe

So do you count a month from October 14th to November 14th or by 4 weeks? I'm not sure which to go with so I decided to post somewhere in the middle of the two dates. That and week 4 hit yesterday and I was a little too busy with Baby J's breakdowns to even pee. Either way, he's still growing (ugh) and he's somewhere close to being a month old.

Things I've learned in the last month:

1.) 5 minute showers are in these days.

2.) You aren't cool if you don't have puke and poo on your shirt, in your hair and somewhere on bare skin.

3.) There isn't Scotch Guard for the walls.

4.) Pacis hide when you need them the most.

5.) Said pacis are found in weird places like under the couch, at the foot of the bed and in the dogs toy box.

6.) You aren't above cleaning pacis in your own mouth before giving it to the little one...... just kidding..... please don't call DFaCS.

7.) Baby sleeps wherever baby wants to sleep. Even if that is in the crook of dad's arm in the chair. Baby J's head often times smells like B's deodorant. It's at least a little more pleasant than the puke smell it normally has.

8.) Sometimes it's ok to think bad thoughts about your husband as long as you don't act upon them.

9.) Postpartum sneezes are scary because of, you know, the lady factor but they're also scary because they hold the potential to wake a sleeping baby. I'm sure my brain comes close to exploding every time I try to hold one in.

10.) The love you feel for you new precious one is enough to trump this entire list.

Is it bad that I actually had to read through that list again to make sure I could count to 10? Oh sleep, you are missed.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

3 Week Thoughts

O.....M.....G! I can't believe my baby is 3 weeks old today! I know, I know. It doesn't compare to "OMG my baby is 18 and moving out today!" but it's still pretty significant seeing how we are still trying to figure out just who this little guy is. He's only been home a little over a week now and things are still a little shaky in the B house. We definitely aren't as sleep deprived as we could be (thanks to the NICU for getting him on a schedule) but naps are becoming a beloved family activity at this point.

My recovery has gone pretty smooth so far. I had a little run in with mastitis and that slowed me down for a little while but we've overcome that now. Baby J is sleeping decently at night and peeing all over the wall behind his changing pad. Boys are supposed to do that, right? I've heard that when he gets older, he'll actually do it on purpose and laugh at his crafty little self. God, help me.

A lot of people have asked how I feel.... you know.... in my lady bits. For the record, I feel fine. But I do want to say this. The first postpartum poop has NOTHING against the first postpartum sneeze. I will now warn all of my patients about this ill fated day.

Many quotes have been thrown around our house lately and I can't help but share my three favorite B to J quotes.

- I'm sorry, bud. You didn't have many choices. It was either me or the state.

- (After a long feeding) You look like you just waddled out of the Golden Corral.

- (Looking at a mastitis pamphlet) Wow, buddy! Look at all those buffets.

And those are just to name a few.

I'm behind on Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Pretty Little Liars and American Horror Story but I'm ok with that. Hanging out with J is pretty rewarding.

Check out my handsome little man.