tired is not the word for it - The Void: Mind Wanderings of a Lost Soul
emaleythe
emaleythe
tired is not the word for it
gah i'm exhausted! ok, so baby girl doesn't like to sleep well at night and that sucks. She's a famously good eater at this point, sucking down more formula and breastmilk than one would think humanly possible for a baby with a stomach the size of her tiny little fist. But as for sleep? Not so good.

Today is the first day without my mother here and so far it's been interesting. I started a load of baby laundry because somehow we've already gone through every receiving blanket that I had left (note to self: pick up some more receiving blankets stat) and two changes of sheets as well as multiple baby outfits. Newborn diapers are terribly ill fitting on this little baby and unless I hike them up in the back, the mysterious pee circles appear. Makes me feel very terrible to pick her up every three hours to find yet another wet outfit.

As for me? Not as much back pain, thigh pain, or cramps, though they do still come and go depending on my activity level. Breast pumping is going slower than with lil mister. I'm amazingly producing even less than I did with him. This morning I was able to pump out an ounce and a half, but I'm only getting about a half ounce every other time during the day. It's discouraging and it feels like knives are sticking in my boobs. Como se "ouch"? My stitches from the tear are still very ouchy prompting me to believe that an epsom salt bath today is in order. We shall see....

As for today, I would like to start taking some cute pictures of lil girl, though I'm not sure she's ready for it or even up to the task. I may need to wait another week or so before taking the newborn pictures of lurve that I want. I may just play around with it and take some of the simpler ones. Otherwise on today's agenda: 1)more laundry to be done 2)eating at some point 3)calling about child care assistance 4) calling the medical card people 5)giving Sage a spongebath 6)taking a nap (with hope) 7)perhaps shaving my legs so that I stop looking like a wooly worm 8)figuring out how to deal tonight since it looks like J is taking a nightshift starting tonight. *sigh* or maybe throw most of that to the wind and just rest like a sloth.

Tags: , ,
Stationed at: home
Feeling: groggy groggy

3 Serenades or Sing a Song
Comments
devvie From: devvie Date: May 12th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eating something and trying to get some rest I think are really key right now Hon. I wouldn't call it resting like a sloth, you just had a wittle baby for crying out loud, one who doesn't appear comfy with sleeping yet. How is your son adjusting to being a big brother? :D
imaginarylove00 From: imaginarylove00 Date: May 13th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
when adena was 0-4 weeks old and she was sleeping all day awake all night i would turn on the tv when i was up nursing her (before i gave up and nursed her in bed like a mama pig) and a league of their own was on at some point EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. so i would watch it because it was all that was on at such ungodly hours.

dont worry you only have a few more weeks of this, and then they start sleeping much better. its rough! but then one night you'll wake for a feeding and see that 8 hours have passed.
imaginarylove00 From: imaginarylove00 Date: May 13th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
but to this day i dont think i have gone one night without being woken up by adena at least once. now its once a night between 4-7am
3 Serenades or Sing a Song