Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Explosive Poop!

For some sick reason over the last month the thing that makes me laugh the hardest is my daughter's poop.  Really?  Sad but true.  From the first merconium poop that kept coming and coming and was twice the size and weight of her entire body to the latest diaper explosion that seems to make me look at my husband and laugh hysterically.  A load of laundry and a bath must follow!

It's been fun to watch her grow.  She has started to smile when she sees people or you make completely embarrassing facial expressions... hoping I remember not to do that in public...

We've been traveling every weekend with her on day trips, hiking, exploring and other fun things.  Last weekend on the way home I needed to stop to feed her, this was our view.

One nice thing about getting out and about is that either her or Mike and I learn something every time we do it.  Sure I'm nervous, sure I'd like to back out and stay in my hermit house but every time the experience is well worth it.  Plus everyone says to travel with them now before they start to move!!  Probably won't be laughing at the poop stories anymore around that time...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Where has the time gone??

Four weeks ago our precious girl was born.  Each day brings joy and love.  Some days bring sleepless nights and teary naps but its ALL good!

We've been doing activities on the weekends, hiking and summer concerts in the park. It really helps to get out of the house and feel some what normal.  Although its a bit stressful trying to breastfeed in public. I'm still learning.

My husband has been amazing.  He is the one that gets me out and about, planning something new every week.  I appreciate him so much. So I got him a gift that keeps on giving.  The Dollar Shave Club!  This is a great deal and we both benefit. Click here for more info.  Great gift for any man (or woman for that matter).

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I've Been Busy!

Well she is here!  Jessy Lynn Homer born June 25th at 6:32am.  7.49lbs, 19.5 inches.

The first two weeks have been good, and very tiring.  She was on a cluster feed for the last 3 days which means I sleep in a chair every night and feed her about every hour.  Luckily today she finally took a nap.

I now realize why people give up breastfeeding. You can't leave the house or if you do you need to take baby with you, no running to the grocery store to pick up a forgotten item. You can't have people over because at any minute you'll have to breastfeed in front of them or go into another room for the next hour (you just never know when or how long).  Its extremely hard to sit in a chair in another room and your husband comes in for the 10th night in a row to kiss you goodnight.  I would have to say its the hardest and loneliest times for me.  I actually dread the evenings.  But the sun always comes up in the morning. 

I will be posting my birth story and my struggles with breastfeeding.  I didn't want to tell those stories but my husband and dad encouraged me to write about it to help others that go through the same things.

Till next time I have a few minutes to write!