Ahhh, greetings from the land of newborn. I’ve missed being able to come to this place and write down everything that is going on. As you can imagine, it’s been sort of crazy, but good crazy. Here are a few highlights:
// I can’t breastfeed. My milk never came in. I tried so diligently to pump, get him to latch, and none of it seemed to work. Am I upset? Yeah, of course I am. But do I feel guilty for formula feeding him? Not at all. He is getting the nutrition that he needs, and that’s all that matters. I’m glad our pediatrician isn’t a sole believer in breastfeeding, and she reassured us that there is nothing wrong with formula feeding.
// I will not turn this blog into a mommy blog, but there will be updates and pictures of my babe every so often. It’s my blog, and my life, and he’s a giant part of it now.
// I had my first glass of wine last night in 40 weeks — I can honestly say that I still love it, although I don’t think I missed it as much as I thought I did.
// I have gotten really into Bad Ink and Last Man on Earth. B and I got to watch Horrible Bosses 2, and it was pretty great. Little man usually passes out as soon as he’s done with his bottle, and while I should be filling my mind with good and educational things, I find myself in front of the TV watching Netflix. C’est la vie.
// Our washer and our lawn mower broke all in the 10 days since Sheffield’s been home. We’ve gone all old school washing baby clothes in the sink. B got a pretty sweet deal on one from Home Depot, so they’ll be delivered today.
// They are not joking when they say you need to line up help the first few weeks you’re at home. My mom, step-dad, and sister all came down for the first week, and I have no idea where I would be if they hadn’t been here. They had to put up with my mini-breakdowns ( I mean, hormones all over the place), and with me constantly worrying if I was doing ok. B took the week off work this week as well, and it’s been awesome having him here. He is so good with his baby y’all. It warms my heart.