Right now we're toward the end of naptime so I don't know how much time I have to write... it's like a ticking timebomb!
Little Baby Z is two months old! (Almost 10 weeks.) I can't believe how fast time has gone. He grows and changes every day, which is amazing to watch.
Being a mom is...
I have a very gassy baby, and I feel like half the time I'm sitting in a giant fart cloud. : )
I no longer have many qualms about bodily functions. (Including my own.)
The worst is when he's crying and I can't figure out why, or I know why and nothing I can do is helping. (This week has been challenging because he had his two-month shots on Tuesday... which has made him very fussy and tired.)
My favorite is when he falls asleep on my chest or tummy and I can just look down, kiss his beautiful little head, and watch him sleep.
I have a great mommy group on Facebook where we can all ask each other questions and go for support. My own mommy has been great to call for support, and when I visit home, my parents are wonderful grandparents and give me room to breathe a bit. My in-laws (parents and sister) have been fantastic. And I have some friends that have been super helpful, especially one in particular that has been my "Mary Poppins." She showed up yesterday morning after I sent her an early-morning plea... when she arrived I was sweaty, covered in spit up, still had morning breath, hadn't eaten breakfast or gone to the bathroom, was still wearing my glasses, and had my hair in a bedhead bun... at 11 AM. She swooped in to the rescue, and I could get a shower, run laundry, empty the dishwasher, pump out a bottle and SLEEP. It was wonderful.
One of the things I have appreciated most has been the food that people brought us. It has been spread out and/or freezable, so I haven't had to cook much since we brought Baby Z home. Which is awesome because the last thing I want to do when A gets home is cook, and though we have pizza and Chinese nearby, they get old very fast.
His little smiles and laughs are the best.
The best things we have:
* Pack n play with bassinet
* Playmat with toys and mirror
* A million burp cloths... with our little guy they get dirty so fast and I can't do laundry every day
* my SIL's Baby Bjorn carrier... I registered for and received a Boba Wrap and an Infantino Carrier, but I kind of hate them both (and so did Baby Z). The Baby Bjorn has been the best so far. I may get an Ergo carrier when we have a few extra sheckles in the bank account.
* My breast pump, which is a Medela I got through Aeroflow. Aeroflow is the best. They take care of everything - insurance, doctor, ordering the pump - for you.
* My nursing pajamas. My mom told me I needed them. I was like, nahhhhh. She bought me a pair. She was right. I just ordered another.
I'm going to wrap this up while I'm ahead, but I swear I'll try to be back soon. We are starting to have more of a predictable schedule now. : )