Being a Mommy Alone is:

taking a shower every other day and still having to do it in two parts so that you can go soothe the baby in the middle.

staying up after the 430 am feeding so that you can have that cup of coffee and do the dishes and laundry and take out the trash. And that’s if the baby goes back to sleep after.

considering guests to be people to whom you hand the baby while you take a shower that actually involves shaving your legs.

planning to run an afternoon errand all morning and then having to put it off because the baby is fussy.

working so hard to not doze off during the third middle of the night feeding and still not napping while the baby naps during the day because that’s your chance to finally eat a real meal and cut your fingernails and pay bills.

Being ON 24/7, but hey at least with all of the hard times you also get all of the sweet times and baby snuggles.

Brief Update

well, Sam is almost 4 weeks old and he seems to struggle more daily, inconsolable and gassy and spit-uppy and I cut out so much from my diet over the last five days, including coffe, but to no avail so we started him on a formula for babies with milk and soy allergies tonight. Even enfamil gentle ease upset his sensitive little tummy, so hopefully this helps. I’ll keep pumping in the meantime in case it’s not the answer so I don’t lose my supply, but it’s been 20 hours since he last slept other than brief stints in our arms between bouts of upset so as of now, I just hope this works. I guess it’s typical for things to get worse and worse with food intolerances so it would make sense.

I’m 2 lbs from my pre-baby weight, but still have this awkward c-section apron belly thing, though it’s quite small now. So 33 lbs down, 2 to go, 141 lbs at 3w4d post-partum. I can’t wait until I can run again though who knows when I’ll have the time.

We got newborn pictures done yesterday, they are absolutely adorable and I’ll share a couple when we get them in a few weeks.