Monday, August 27, 2012

10 weeks

I am losing count of the weeks - they are flying by!  I am more in love with this little guy every day.   I still can't completely wrap my head around the fact that I have a baby.  His dad discovered that he is ticklish and he is laughing out loud - it's the funniest thing to me.  He is definitely turning into a little person and starting to be more interested in the world around him.  He loves staring at the remote control  - anything with contrast.

He had his shots last week and they went fine - just a little diarrhea from the dtap.  We went to visit my parents for three days in the Mississippi Delta.  It was delightful to get a change of scenery and time with Deda and Lala and his Aunt Annie, who was off work for a week.  He also met his great grandmother, Nana, who is almost 91.  She has dementia, but is still the sweetest lady.  When I introduced her to Winn, she said "Aw, what a sweet puppy. Wait, that's no puppy!"  It was funny, because he does have puppy-like characteristics - very soft downy hair, sweet innocent eyes, and skin he needs to grow into.   My sister said that when she looks at him, she gets the same warm feeling that she gets when she looks at her dogs (she is a dog lover).  

Speaking of dogs, I feel guilty because our golden retriever, Sela, is getting short shrift lately.   Limited walks because it is too hot and not alot of pets because I feel like I need to keep my hands clean.  She loves Winn though and is very good around him.

I went to see the doctor about my hands and he said it was carpal tunnel and not to worry about it because it would go away when my hormones settle back down.  It has definitely gotten alot better and I was glad it was not much to be concerned about.

I think I had a period last week, which surprised me because I am exclusively beastfeeding.  It was pretty light so really do not know what to make of it.  i am happy to report that breastfdg got exponentially easier in the past 2 weeks.  thank god!

sleep - some nights are better than others.  Generally, he goes to bed midnight-ish and sleeps until 5 am. Wakes up to feed and falls back asleep until 8:30.  Usually I take a nap with him in the afternoon.  He is still sleeping in his rock n' play cradle at night and then sometimes with me.  It's sad that my husband and I have not "co-slept" since about a month before he was born and romance is pretty much out the window right now, because (a) my lactating boobs are not that sexy (b) He is working so hard trying to bring cases in and manage his law practice to keep food on the table (c) it's kind of dry down there.
I started using estrace (estrogen cream) to help with the dryness - so hopefully that will help matters.

I need to stop blogging and wind down - downtime and sleep are such a precious commodities around here!

Love to all of you and may all your dreams come true.









12 comments:

  1. He is so adorable : ) I'm super jealous of your wonderful sleep habits. Mine is still up 4x a night!

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  2. He is too sweet! My DH and I haven't co slept since my second trimester. Just find romance in other ways....and just a little heads up. Livi was sleeping from 9 pm to 4 am when she was in her bassinet. Then I moved her to sleep with me it all changed. Co sleeping babies nurse twice as often as non co sleeping babies and don't I knw it. She wakes up every hour to hour and a half after 1 am. We went backwards!!! So just a thought for when he sleeps with you. He looks wonderful!

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    1. Do you get more sleep when you co-sleep?

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  3. So cute! I love it when they stretch it's the cutest thing ever, I so need to get a picture of that! I can't wait till he sleep longer, right now it's 3 times a night, don't know how I will handle that once I go back to work!

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    1. Hey Krista - I hope you don't have to go back to work too soon! The sleeping thing can be so stressful and I still have to take a nap in the afternoon.

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  4. He is such a cutie! Can't believe how much he has changed already, it's amazing. It sounds like things are going really well - I am so happy for you and can't wait to join the club!

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  5. He is so cute! I can't believe he's 10+ weeks already. Isn't it amazing haw fast they grow.

    As for the carpal tunnel, I have it to and it's so painful! Hopefully, yours goes away soon.

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  6. SUCH a cute baby!!!
    I feel guilty about my dogs too...not many walks for them these days and my attention for living creatures is spread so thin they don't get much love. I really try to make a point to pet them and look into their eyes and give them some love, at least occasionally...

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  7. Your little guy is so cute! My baby does the same little stretch & it is the cutest thing ever! I'm about to change our dogs names to "move" & "back up"! I try to pet them when I can, but they definitely aren't priority one right now! I hear you on the romance, not too pleasing right now...I just started getting carpal tunnel & it is really annoying! I hope W starts to sleep in longer stretches soon!

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  9. Hey there! Hope you are doing well! Love your pics, especially the last one!

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