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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Still Here...

Sorry it's taking me so long to get back into the swing of things. Monday was mine and Nathan's first day alone. It was fine, however, impossible to get anything done. Today, I showered at 4:30.

The doctor appt. on Monday went well. Nathan is back up to his birth weight and finally has a bit of an appetite. I'm still supplementing with formula - which is called "liquid magic" in this house - but hope to exclusively breastfeed in a couple of weeks.

I'm so not complaining. I feel really fortunate to have these weeks home with my little guy. And The Targo ... well, he's been just amazing. Last night, I somehow slept through the baby crying. The Targo was up at least four times and still managed to get to work this morning. He rocks.

Many of you have asked about the kitties. Well, they were extremely clingy when we got home from the hospital. Magic tried to sit on my lap while I was nursing the baby. He also wanted to sleep with Nathan. Mystic sniffed him a lot and glared at him anytime he was on her changing table. So, they're out at their vacation home in the suburbs, protecting my in-laws from mice and dust bunnies. Those cats have a rough life, I tell you.

9 comments:

lifeasamama said...

hey - you showered! way to go!

there were waaaay too many days where my Mister would come home from work to find me still in my pajamas, probably camped out in bed with a baby, a big ol' bottle of water and a book... and the breakfast dishes still in the kitchen.

so i'm impressed that you actually showered.

Sarah said...

Hey, at least you showered! That's more than I did in Lovely Daughter's first months....

Very impressive, M. :)

Sarah said...

Oh, not that I didn't shower for several months. No, I did shower regularly, but not until The Hubby came home.

Liz said...

I read somewhere (and you know you can believe EVERYTHING you read on the internet) that babies go through shock during the birth process and that's why they don't have much of an appetite.

Please remind me of that in about 2 months when I am scared I don't have enough to feed my baby! :)

Becca said...

What a nice husband!!! Good luck with the nursing... and the showering. Have you tried the bouncy seat in the bathroom?

L Sass said...

Why are you apologizing? You just had a baby! We understand. You are too nice, Marianne!

I'm sorry that the pesky feeding-the-baby thing is such a pain. I am sure it will all work out, though. You are such a good mommy already.

Nonnie Bear said...

Why as mothers do we always follow our troubles with "but I'm not complaining"? I'll tell you why. There is a certain group of people who will always throw our need to vent back in our faces. They, for some reason, want to make us feel guilty for having feelings, insecurities and needs. Like the second we become mothers, we are suppose to just smile and say how wonderful it is. And we play right into it. Then come new mothers and they see how hard it is and automatically feel guilty for not loving every stinking moment of it. Well I'm not playing. It is hard and there are times I think I can't keep doing this but then I read or talk to someone who is honest about how hard it is. I find strength in their weakness and we get through it. So I hope you find strength in my weakness because I didn't shower at all yesterday and my baby is almost four months old. He hasn't slept through the night yet and I can't miraculously stop his crying. Honestly, most of me wouldn't change a thing about him but I would opt for just a little less wailing. And since I did get a shower today I would hug you if I could and, of course, if it was okay with you. Some people aren't huggers so I always ask. I'm rambling again!!

Ree said...

Excuse me, but if you have time for a shower, then you have time for pictures. More please.

:-)

Candy said...

Glad to hear things are settling down. On the very first day that I was alone with my new daughter, I put her down for a nap, and made myself a tuna sandwich. I sat at the kitchen table to eat it, and she woke up. And I dropped my head into the tuna and sobbed for 5 minutes before dragging myself in to get her. So you're doing better than that!