Saturday, July 25, 2009

I can't believe it's almost August!

Seems like just yesterday it was May. Crazy. I was making my dentist appointment for next year and it seems strange that we are over halfway to 2010.

Nathan is doing well. He is holding his head up nicely during tummy time and isn't as bobble headed when you are holding up upright. He smiles at me and coos. That is just too adorable. I just love it!

I am going back to work for a few days this week. I am excited about that because I need to get out of this house and do something other than shop, especially since I am out of money! I am feeling so torn because part of me want to go back to work, but the other part doesn't want to miss out on any Nathan time. I trust the lady who will be sitting but I worry will she do all the things I do. I know that makes it seem like I am all that, but when you spend 24 hours a day with the baby, you learn to read his cues. Also, will she hold him when he cries? I am not a cry it out person. I believe that he is too small to spoil and he needs to be comforted. Will she try to force his paci on him? He doesn't always want it and sometimes just the sight of it upsets him. But then again maybe it will be good for him. He might get some sort of schedule going. Right now we are still just doing whatever whenever. We do have a bed time routine and he seems to like his bath. He was splashing away the other night. If I could just take him to work me, that would resolve all my issues!

I gotta get ready to go to EP. Tomorrow he meets his great grandma mo'dear for the first time. She's gonna call me fat I just know it. Oh well.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Random Thoughts

So I am aware that what I am about to write is whiny. I am not fishing for compliments, I know that I have issues.

So it's been 7 weeks since Nathan was born. I lost about 20 pounds right off the bat. I am now at the weight I was before I went to WW. However, none of those clothes fit me right now. I know that my hips are wider now, though I don't know how that is possible since I have had wide hips forever. I haven't really been watching what i eat because I wanted to make sure that I had established my supply. Well, now I am starting WW again. I am not going to go to meetings, but I am going to start counting points. Turns out that I get 35 points per day. That's a lot of freaking points! The impetus for this was that i had to go up a size in shorts today. I have never worn such a large size. It totally sucks. I'm gonna have a cookie now so tomorrow I won't be sad.

Yesterday David and I went to the movies while Robin watched the kiddo. It was surprisingly hard to leave him for that long. I can't imagine what that first day of work is gonna be like! I'll probably have to run over there at lunch. Funny how life changes.

Last night Nathan screamed for over an hour. I don't know what was wrong with him. But after that he slept for 4 hours. That was really nice. But I woke up with a LOT of milk. It's not fun to pump at 5 am. That requires that I actually wake up!

I don't have any new pics uploaded. I will have to take some tomorrow and I will post them then.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Crapadoodle, it's hot!

Outside at least. Inside it's freezing and I am sitting here with a blankie on my lap. How funny is that? It's not really, it's actually kinda sad.

Anyways, not much has been going on here. We seem to have settled into a pattern. Unfortunately that pattern seems to be sleeping in the recliner. It's comfy, but sometimes I would like to actually sleep in my bed! But hey, we are sleeping in 2 - 2.5 hour segments, eating and going right back to sleep so I can't complain too much. That is way better than being up from 2-4 am.

We went to lunch with some friends on Friday. He got a little cranky but I managed to nurse him int he restaurant without flashing anyone. Luckily it wasn't really busy. We went to breastfeeding and going back to work class on Thursday. The LC weighted him and at 5 weeks 6 days old Nathan weighed in at 11 pounds 15 ounces. That is almost double his birth weight. So he's not starving that's for sure.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


That's right folks, it's officially monsoon in New Mexico. We have had some serious rain the last few days. It's been fabulous!

Ok, I know I have already told some of you about this but i have to write about the appointment on Thursday. I had my followup appointment with Kathy on Thursday. I fed the kid, changed him and we made it there with five minutes to spare. I noticed that it was a little warm in the office but not too bad. Of course Nathan started fussing as soon as we got there so I took him out of his carrier. We get called back and he really starts after it. So once the nurse leaves us in the room I go ahead and start feeding him. Turns out this was a full exam so I had to get completely nekkid. Once I get undressed he of course starts in again. So I grab him and he promptly spits up on the sheet I have covering my lap. Lovely. I put him on the boob and the other side starts leaking all over the little cover I am searing on top. Great. So we can handle all this. Then about 30 seconds before Kathy comes in he deposits a huge load in his diaper. Great. And on top of all this I am sweating buckets because it's freaking HOT in the room. So Kathy comes in and when she takes him to put him back in the carrier, he is leaking poo from his diaper. We are doing fabulous. And I am in the throes of a massive hot flash with sweat just running. Gotta love hormones! Anyway, everything was fine, we are good to go.

Since he is such a grunter, last night I decided to put him in his crib. It feels so far away to me but I can't sleep with all that grunting. He, or course, only made it about 1 hour in the crib before raising a fuss but we will still work on it.

Tomorrow we are going to meet the prospective sitter. She is in Chaparral and close to school. I hope that the good vibe I get from the phone is still intact after meeting in person because I do not have a back up plan. If all else fails I do have 25 more sick days I can use. I'm sure that would go over well.

Here's the fat baby resting in my chair. He is camoflauged. You have to look closely. Just look for fat rolls.

Here's the fat baby hanging with his poppa. Soon he'll be too big for this.

And here's the fat baby taking a nap in the boppy pillow. It seems to be comfy for him.