Wednesday, April 21, 2010


O's 2 month check up was yesterday and sadly he also had to get his shots. Poor little thing :(
I nursed him during the ordeal and I'm glad I did (even if the nurse gave me a look like 'what the heck are you doing') because I think it helped him calm down faster. After each of the three shots he unlatched and turned so red he was almost purple and screamed so loud I think only dogs could hear it. I got him latched back on real quick each time and he settled down but his breathing had that heartbreaking little hitch to it. I felt horrible because he has no idea that those shots are good for him he just knows that I let someone stick sharp hurty needles in his leg. I don't think he's holding a grudge because he still wanted to cuddle and was giving me smiles once we got out of there. The little guy was pretty much crashed out for the rest of the day and it was odd to have so much downtime all together. Of course I wasted it by watching him sleep and goofing around online.

O has almost outgrown the newborn sizes so today I added 0-3 month sizes to his fashion rotation. That also meant that I had to do 3 loads of laundry. Holy smokes this kid has way too many clothes! You would think that would stop me from buying more but no it doesn't.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Time speeds by

I've been putting off updating because I've had so much to say and it's overwhelming to think about writing all of it down. I have been reading and trying to comment and I'm so excited to have found so many new SMC blogs lately!

New plan is to just jump in and start with today.... here goes!

Today Mr. O will be 7 weeks old. Holy cow! It has gone by so very fast. The minute he was born I was aware of time passing and how I would never have these moments again. He was already growing and learning and before I know it he'll be going away to college.

I had my 6 week check-up with my Dr. last week and she asked when I was having another baby. My answer was how long do I have to wait?! She said that everything looked good during the c-section so as long as it's been at least a year between deliveries I should be fine. Am I really already thinking about doing this again? Absolutely! I was miserably sick during most of my pregnancy. I was so sick that I lost 80+ lbs while pregnant (no worries I had extra cushion) and I'm still willing to do it all again.

The first 5 weeks was full of lots and lots of family - overnight guests and folks stopping by. It was nice having them here but it was tough not having 5 minutes to myself! My mom was a huge help and she took care of the household stuff so I could concentrate on taking care of the baby and myself. It was also great to have someone to pass the baby off to when I needed to shower. When she went home after 5 weeks I missed her. Mom lives close enough that she comes over for a night or two every week. Most of her help is playing taxi for my sister who doesn't drive so I don't have to drag the baby out on those days.

Owie doesn't really have much of a set schedule yet other than refusing to sleep and wanting to nurse constantly every evening from dinner time until about midnight. The boy loves to suck! Breastfeeding has been going really well and I know how lucky I am that it's been problem free (let's hope I didn't just jinx myself). The only trouble is how to feed him when we're out in public. I'm not really a big fan of whipping out a boob in a restaurant or bookstore so I haven't attempted any long trips outside of the house.

So far he seems like a pretty serious baby but he's been smiling big toothy grins for about two weeks and they melt me in to a big mooshy pile of goo every time he does it.