2 months? Seriously?!!
Sometimes I feel like time has gone by so fast, and others I feel like I have had this little man my whole life [I think I’ve said that before in one of these posts, but it’s the truth!]
This little guy has really started to show his personality this week. And let me say, sometimes he’s a handful! His mornings start of great. He’s full of smiles and giggles. Then as the day progresses [and he gets more and more tired] he starts to get a little temperamental and fussy.He is a very strong willed baby who is determined to get his way, which he usually does.
He doesn’t like to be left anywhere alone. He’ll be playing happily on his play mat and I’ll walk away to start a load of laundry, it’s not 10 seconds before he’s crying because he can’t see or hear me in the room anymore. It’s so hard to do anything and I sometimes feel at such a loss. I don’t know if I should leave him alone to cry or if I should go and pick him up. I’ve read so many different things that go both ways and I’m just kind of over it all.
He’s also spitting up a lot too. [Is this normal?] It’s nothing like projectile vomit, but it’s definitely more than it used to be and it’s usually after every meal. His diapers are all still normal and he doesn’t seem to be loosing weight so at this point I’m not too concerned. But dang, him and I are constantly changing our clothes and our new perfume smell is spilled milk. Attractive.
We have is 2 month appointment this afternoon!! Anyone want to guess his weight? I’m thinking he’s close to 14 lbs. BIG, big, BIG. 2 months also means shot day. I’m so nervous about this, just because I don’t want him to cry. I’m still trying to decide if I want to be the one to hold him or if I’m gonna make Lucas do it. I just don’t know what my reaction is going to be. And I’m praying he doesn’t get sick from them. I’ve heard some parents say that their little ones will throw up for a few hours after the shots.
This week we took Logan swimming! First time in the pool and he did great! Of course we didn’t have him in there long, maybe five minutes. And me being a new mama I was slathering that white boy up with tons and tons of sunscreen. He loved to kick and splash around. Best part was right after he got out of the pool, he nursed and passed out! Now I know what to do when he won’t go down for a nap.
OOOoooh and this stud muffin is so close to being able to hold his head up!! He can do it some now, for almost a minute maybe and then he comes back down. It’s just so cool to watch him develop! Makes me so proud. He’s also gotten very good at focusing on things/people and following them with his eyes. I can stand a few feet from him and talk to him and he will look right at me. Melts my heart. He’s also started to grab and pull on the rings that are on his play mat! Before I know it he’ll be running circles around me!
Mom Check Up:
Oh man, I feel like my emotions are all over the place. Some days I’m super happy and everything seems great, and other days I just start crying and feel so overwhelmed. Being a mom is definitely more work than I ever thought it would be, and I have so much more respect now for all the mamas out there. I think I need to start having some time away from the baby. As much as I want to be with him all the time, it is definitely wearing on me. Some time away might be just the answer.
This week was also my first real week back at exercising [did you see my video?] and man have I got some ways to go. But it feels incredible to be working my muscles again. My biggest struggle is going to be finding the time to actually get a workout in. It’s not like it used to be where I could just wake up and go running. Now I have to wait for baby to get up, fed him, hopefully get him back to sleep and get out of the house. If that doesn’t happen, then a run is not in my cards because it’s too hot during the day. I’ve been starting to do my weight workouts when he’s napping or at night after I put him to bed. Even my workouts are work now!
By the end of the day I feel exhausted and just try not to think that it starts all over again in a few hours.
My weight keeps fluctuating right now between 3 and 5 pounds of my pre-pregnancy number and I’m shocked that I’m actually starting to see some muscle definition coming back. It’s hard to focus on my diet right now though because I’m breastfeeding. Now is not the time for me to cut calories to get those last few pounds off, so right now I’m just trying to appreciate this new body and be thankful for the progress I’ve been able to make so far.
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