Saturday, July 26, 2008

No I Have Not....

No I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I am alive and well...and so is my little man. It's just that this whole mom thing has been quite the adjustment and when I do have a few moments to myself on the computer I have to do things like check email and pay bills. I have been reading a few blogs here and there...but typically while breastfeeding and I don't comment because I hate typing with one hand - which is typically all I have free while doing so. But....I continue to add things to my multi-tasking while nursing repetroire. As I type this I am using both hands AND I am feeding the man. I am good. I also can blow dry my hair and do my make up while nursing. It can be tough to get a straight eyeliner line...but hey, you do what you got to do.

I am currently working on my "birh story" post. But that's a long one so it's taking some time. I hope to have it up for your viewing pleasure soon.

Here are some other highlights from the last 8 weeks. (Yes it has been 8 weeks which is CRAZY!)

- Fussy baby. Yep...that's what I have. His reflux sure makes him collicy (is that a word?). It sure stretches my patience but I keep telling myself something a good friend told me to keep in mind. That "this too shall pass".

- Sleep. On this I can't make too much complaint. He is so close to sleeping through night. He typically does a 7 hour stretch from like 9 to 4. He's even gone as long as 8 1/2 before. I LOVE him so much when he does this.

- Car seat. He thankfully has been in a real car seat since about 4 weeks. Our lives became so much easier on that day. Slings, swings, and strollers are such a lifesaver.

-Travel. He is already quite the jetsetter. We succesfully flew to Vermont...just he and I, which was a fun adventure. And....we are currently in Denver with his Dad. He does great on the plane which is nice...I'd hate to have everyone else on the flight hate me.

-6 weeks. My 6 week check up is behind me now and I was approved for all activities. I've been going to the gym a few days a week. It's been great to be proactive in shedding the poundage left to get back to PGW (pre-grayson-weight). I still have 25 pounds to go though....grrr. I also was approved for "relations". I was quite afraid of how this was going to feel because of my awful labor (more on that in my "birth story" post to come), but I was pleasantly surprised. And...we are sans birth control from this point on. Possibly a stupid move....but we just are gonna let whatever happens happen. I unfortunately know that a pregnancy does not always end happy, and I don't want to waste any time on baby # 2.

That's all for now...more to come as I have time....