Both of the girls are napping–cue angels singing–so I thought I would take a few minutes and write an update on what’s happening around here.
Mae is an incredibly laid-back baby. She takes long naps in her crib, wakes up between one-two times overnight, and unless she is hungry or needs a diaper change she doesn’t cry much. I feel fortunate that she is so chill.At her one week appointment she was back to her birth weight and our doctor told us not to come in again until her 2 month check-up…I was pleased.
Lula loves her little sister but much like her love for Frankie, she struggles to always be gentle.Before Mae was born, I imagined having Lula entertain Mae while I took care of dirty diapers, etc. but I now realize that I can’t leave her alone with Mae which is par for the course since unless she’s in her crib, she needs to be watched!
There have been times where it is hard to give enough attention to both girls. I do the best I can and don’t beat myself up about it.
One of the most challenging times of the day is mealtime for Lula when Mae is awake and hungry. This is where I hope the Moby wrap will come in handy once I get comfortable finding a good position for nursing.
The other challenging time of day is when Lula is antsy and I’m nursing Mae. Lula typically begins doing things that she shouldn’t do and it can be frustrating.
I am doing pretty well considering it’s been three weeks since I had Mae. I went the Cervidil—>Pitocin—>Delivery route and although I had stitches, my recovery and my overall pain level was much less than when I delivered Lula. Interestingly, both birth stories are quite similar, minus how much faster Mae was ready to get out. Also, the fact that I only had to push through three contractions for about 5 minutes. Yes, I am very lucky!
Although I am sometimes tired or crabby, I have so much more energy than I did when I was pregnant. Some days while pregnant–especially in the last trimester–everything felt hard. Now, I can zip around the house cleaning, getting the girls ready to go somewhere, etc., and it’s pretty easy!
With that said, I’m not doing any intentional exercise yet. I’d like to take some walks soon, I just need to find the time. Honestly, I haven’t even thought about exercise much.
Have a great day!