Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Random Updates

Motherhood is awesome! I love my little guy. He has to be the most precious, littlest person in the world (well, to me he is). We're getting use to each other. I'm beginning to understand all the little noises he makes, whether it means he's hungry or he's about to poop. I know that the minute he wakes up, his diaper needs changing. If I don't do so, I'll learn to regret it.

He went to the doctor yesterday and everything is great. He's gained a good amount of weight. He's up to 7 lbs. and 9 oz. from 6 lbs. and 15 oz. He also got his first vaccine, yesterday. It broke my heart to see him screaming the way he did. Poor baby!

What's been difficult has been (and still is) breastfeeding on demand. The doctor wants me to increase the feedings from 8 to close to 12 (I guess it doesn't matter that he's gained weight). I have begun pumping and freezing the milk, but I still haven't introduced the bottle to him. This means that I'm the one feeding Will and not Dan helping out (well he can't). Even if I were giving him the bottle, I wouldn't wake Dan up. He's back at work and I'm not, but man sometimes I need that extra hand.

This morning was especially tough. I think I got out of bed at around 5 am, changed him, fed him, and fell asleep on the couch. I didn't have the energy to get up to shower while Dan was still here and had a very difficult time waking up at 8 for his next feeding. I must figure out how I will shower today. Ugh...

Doing laundry with the baby is a pain in the ass. Luckily, I have an elevator in my building, but that doesn't take away from the fact that I still have to lug a bag of clothing and a baby downstairs to the laundromat. I think I'll take my chances today and wait for Dan to get home. I can't deal with this right now.

The move is happening on Monday! We're not done packing, but we've done plenty. For example, my closet is completely empty and so are most of my drawers. This weekend will be extremely tiring for the three of us. I hate moving! On the bright side, I went to see the place yesterday and it's looking wonderful. The owner put in a new kitchen with new tiles and sink! It looks great! The place is painted and they're putting the finishing touches to it. I can't wait until we're moved in. I'm very excited! Soon enough!

Well, I should go. The baby is asleep and should take advantage of this somehow! Let's see if I could get dressed! I leave you with this picture:

He loves having his arms up!


gretchen said...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is going well. The move will be a BIG job, but what the hell- you're already so tired anyway- what's a little more work?! :-)

He is too much with his hands up like that and his wide eyes- I love him!

all that's right, or not said...

Congrats!! Been crazy busy sorry I didn't say it earlier. Need your new address, the kids made you cards. Hope we see you soon!!