Is hard, y’all!
Seriously, it’s a lot of work. It consumes every second of every day. It is a full time job. 24/7. It’s amazing, but man is it exhausting.
Mason will be 2 weeks old tomorrow, and mommy and daddy are still trying to get the hang of things. I think we’re doing pretty good so far. Daddy is a HUGE help and I’m so thankful that he has been able to take off work with me. We aren’t sure when he’s going back yet, and right now I can’t imagine being home by myself and doing this all alone.
Mason is a good baby, though. He cries when he’s hungry or wet/dirty, but other than that he doesn’t fuss too much. The last couple of days he’s been a little gassy, and there’s been a little fussiness to go with that but nothing really to complain about. He’s been eating 2oz every 3 hours, but last night we upped it to 3oz every 3 hours because he wasn’t seeming very satisfied after he ate. Tomorrow is his 2 week checkup with Dr. Chris so we’re looking forward to seeing how our little guy is doing.
My only complaint, really, is that the kid doesn’t seem to want to sleep at nighttime, unless its in mommy or daddy’s arms. I’ll feed him, burp him, rock him a little and he’ll be fast asleep. Once he hits that bassinet all bets are off. He’ll lay there maybe 10 minutes if we’re lucky and then he’s crying to be picked up. Because of this, mommy and daddy have had to basically take shifts at night with him. It’s getting very old very fast. He is a little more active at night, which we’re working on. I’m trying to keep him awake for a while after I feed him around 7:00, that way at the next feeding he’ll be tired and ready to sleep. And he does go to sleep…just not in the freakin’ bassinet.
I’m desperate at this point. Anyone have any pointers on how to get this kid to sleep somewhere besides my arms at night? I do NOT want to spoil him to only sleeping while he’s being held. He sleeps good in his swing or even if I just lay him on the couch beside me. I do not plan to try co-sleeping in our bed either. I don’t want to start a big debate, but I just feel that him sleeping in my bed with me is too dangerous, especially with the way I sleep. We’re even looking into buying a new bassinet or sleeper. The one we have is used but in good shape and was a gift. I’m wondering if he’ll sleep better in a Pack n’ Play or other kind of sleeper? Mommas, tell me what your baby sleeps in at night!
As for me, I’m doing pretty good. I’m exhausted, yes. I’m still sore around my C-section incision, and I don’t think it’s healing very fast. I have a little spot that oozes a little bit, but the nurse told me that’s fine unless it turns to pus or starts smelling of infection. I carry most of my weight in my stomach and have that lower belly pooch, so I think that extra weight on it is causing the ooziness/slow healing. I’ll get it checked out on Friday at my 2 week follow up with Dr. L. Speaking of weight, I’ve lost 25lbs since giving birth. I’m actually 6lbs lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight! I’m attributing it to the fact that I literally forget to eat sometimes. I’m working on fixing that, but there are seriously days where I’m lucky if I get one meal in. I just get so wrapped up in taking care of M that eating or being hungry is put on the back burner.
I guess that’s all for now. I’ll update after M’s appointment tomorrow with how he’s doing. Until then, here’s the sweet face that’s been keeping me up at night 🙂