Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1 Month

OMG people. We have survived the first month of Eli's life. Still little to no sleep to be had by anyone except the baby and Orion, but I suppose that is par for the course. 

We are still learning his likes and dislikes. He really likes music. He really dislikes being naked/changing clothes. He likes sleeping ON my chest all the time. He dislikes formula that is too cold or too warm. Room temperature is the ONLY acceptable temperature which is hard to come by when you use the refrigerated pre-made bottles! 

My parents are still here to help and will be with us until Thanksgiving, but after that I'm ALL on my own. I'm simultaneously looking forward to establishing our own routine and terrified to lose the very little sleep I'm already getting! 

1 month...it sure does fly!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Week 2...and 3

Man the weeks are flying. NJhusband's paternity leave is almost up and I get a little weepy when I think of him going back to work. My parents are here to help me the next 3 weeks until I get fully cleared by my doctor to care for E by myself, but I have liked our time together (and his HUGE HELP) on a daily basis. 

E had his newborn photo shoot this week and I think the photographer got some super cute shots. I can't wait to see them. She posted this teaser on her facebook page already:


The hat...I'm dying.

Recovery wise I'm doing better every day, but I'm still frustrated by my limitations sometimes. I find it hard to hold him for long periods of time, especially when he's crying and flailing a lot. A few swift kicks to my incision/stomach have sent me back to bed with my feet up a few times. It's a hard pill to swallow when you can't be the one to comfort your own child. 

E is already growing out of his newborn clothes and I can't believe it. I want him to stay so innocent and little and precious for just a bit longer. Also, thank GOODNESS for having a cousin a year older...Hello hand-me-downs! I have to buy him hardly any clothes which is great if he's only going to fit in them for 2 weeks at a time!

I'm trying hard to enjoy each moment, but it's tough work in these early days and there is an exhaustion haze that sort of clouds everything. I already feel like delivery and the hospital was a blur and it was only 21 days ago!