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Hi ladies! I just wanted to come in here real quick and let you know I'm still alive! We are all doing good...crazy but good! This whole two under two thing has been a LOT harder than I expected, so I don't have as much time to get on here as I would like. Things are starting to settle a bit, as we are finding a new normal and establishing some sort of routine. DH has been working and taking a lot of classes right now, so that's been hard, BUT he only has a few more weeks of the classes!!
My mom was hear for 2 1/2 weeks after the birth to help out, which was wonderful!! and our church brought us meals all last week! (so nice to have a brake)
Conlan is doing great! He was 6 weeks old on Wednesday. He's gaining well, already 10 1/2 lbs! Bryce Eric LOVES him and is getting better about sharing mommy
I still haven't had me "6 week" PP check up, because I procrastinated and didn't call in time for my midwife to fit me into her schedule last week, and DH has to work this week(she's only in the office 1 day a week, and we only have one vehicle), so it will probably be closer to 8 weeks...Oh well, I'm not ready to say goodbye yet anyway
Anyway, I will try to pop in a little more often! Hope everyone is doing well!
Aww, I didn't mean to scare anyone! You'll be fine! Really!...I do wish I had been warned a little though, because I didn't expect it to be this hard, and I felt a bit like a failure at times...grated he was only a few weeks old...but still! It made me feel SO much better to hear that a)other mommy had a hard time too b)they didn't go crazy, and c) IT GETS BETTER!...and it really does. Just don't expect to get much house work done for the first 6 weeks, and try to relax and let the little things go! Prepare meals ahead of time to be frozen(I wish I had done this), or at least make up very simple menu plan (crock pots are great!). And ask for help when you need it! My DH has been wonderful about helping me keep on top of the house work/dishes/etc...
Oh, and get a good cotton gauze or woven wrap so you can wear your new little one on your back! It's a life saver! If you are not already accustomed to using a wrap or wearing it on your back, Youtube has some great tutorials. "Wrap Your Baby" is one of my favorites! This has been my favorite carry lately- YouTube - Double Hammock (Chunei) Carry from Wrap Your Baby
It's so nice to be able to hold your older child for a little while, or be able to get some things done, all while knowing your NB is safe, snug, and happy
Thanks for those tips heather!! I'm really not that scared, but it's definitely always intimidating! I figure if DH's cousin can handle her 2 girls (8m apart, younger one born at 25w..and she's not the worlds best mom) i can handle a toddler and a newborn
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth