Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Three Weeks Old!
Natalie is three weeks old today! It makes me sad to think she's that old already. Time really has flown by. Since my last post, I feel a lot closer to my normal, less-hormonal self. She's still not sleeping the best at night, which translates into lots of sleeping on the couch for me so that Alex gets enough rest for work. I miss my bed and my husband, but this too shall pass. A lot of the things that were getting me down are not an issue anymore or I've finally gotten over them and have chosen not to worry about them (nursing!). I survived Alex's first day back to work without shedding a tear (probably because I was too frustrated about being awake with Natalie for a three hour stretch during the night and just wanted to SLEEP!) and today I spent the day entirely on my own with the baby, a first since she's been born. It did get a little lonely, but a few phone calls to chat with people helped with that. It's hard having an infant in the winter because I feel like I don't want to run all over town with her out in the cold weather (or rainy weather, as was the case today) and then cabin fever sets in. Thankfully, by the time I'm awake and ready for the day, there's only a few hours until Alex gets home from work. Lots of sleeping in has been happening here because of all the mid-night feedings and "parties" this little girl likes to throw. I can't wait til she decides to give that up! Hopefully my mom or mother-in-law with come visit tomorrow and keep us company for a while. Almost everyone I know has been or is sick with sinus stuff and can't be around us. Well, little one is hollering, so I've got to go!! Motherhood calls!