Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Day Off

The morning started at 6:45 am. We had severe thunderstorms all early morning, making it impossible to sleep. Also, Drake pretty much refused to sleep without his pacifier. He would wake up, cry, suck on it, fall asleep immediately, spit it out, and repeat. For 3 hours. I eventually got so tired of getting up, plugging it back in his mouth, laying down and repeating, that I laid him on the futon in his Boppy and put my finger on his pacifier to keep it from falling out.

We drove to my hometown and got in the doctor's office pretty much immediately. My doctor loved the baby and gave me more Xanax, hurray! We stopped by the insurance company and dropped off the receipt for the tow, and finally came home. Drake slept through it all- sans pacifier, I might add.

We came home and fed the baby, changed him, and all three (four, if you count the dog) of us took a nap until 2 pm. Brian got up and cleaned. I was running a slight fever so I stayed put. (Slight fever = normal, from what I was told)

His parents came for a visit at 3 and brought us an outfit and a parenting book (How to Make Your Children Mind Without Losing Yours) They mercifully left at a quarter after 4 and I took another nap (being so sleep deprived makes me kind of cranky with visitors) and Brian took over watching the baby and let me sleep until 11:30. I had to wake up at this time because my breasts were so swollen it was hard to lay comfortable in any position. I realized I hadn't pumped ALL day.

I got that out of the way and managed a few hours worth of work. Wow it was so nice to have Brian home today so I could rest up and be ready to handle the wee hours of the morning (largely my domain, since Brian works most nights, I try to let him get unbroken sleep from about 4 am to 11 am)

Drake has been sleeping so well today. We were awake for visitors (because they woke him up, which sort of annoyed me) then he fell immediately back to sleep afterward. I think since we made the switch to purely breast milk, he has been sleeping deeper and longer. He is still a big eater, so I try not to worry. We do wake him occasionally to feed him, but he does well enough on his own.

Tomorrow Brian works from 4:30 until 11:30 pm. These days are so long, so so long. I am glad that he has lots of hours, because we definitely need the money, but it seems like the days just drag on and on... at least I have the little one to keep me company. I do love it when Brian is home though, so nice to communicate with someone who isn't grunting or screaming, or pooping.

One of these days, this blog will be about healthy living again. Right now, it's about healthy recovering and a bit of baby bragging. Did you know he rolled over again? Ah, what a proud Mama I am.


  1. I feel you on the long hours! It's harder for me to stay focused on healthy portions myself when our sleep is so screwed up. You've probably read my blog, so I won't bore you with it here too, but MAN! Today is another shift from 2:30pm until 3am. But we're expecting like 8-10 inches of snow tonight, so it'll really be more like 4 by the time he gets home. Then he has appointments with doctors at 8am! (I encouraged him to just sleep on the boat and not bother with coming home for a 4 hour nap.)

  2. I don't comment much, but I've been following from the moment you found out about the little guy. It's so crazy, even for me, that your baby is finally here! Probably more so for you. ;) It sounds like he's a really good baby. =) I hope I'm as lucky in that respect. (I also hope my husband steps up to the plate like Brian has to help. Lol.)

    I don't look forward to all of the doctor appointments that babies need. =S I do, however, look forward to not being hungry all of the time... That shit is seriously for the birds, especially when I don't really FEEL hungry, but my stomach revolts if I don't eat. Sad day.

    I hope you get lots of rest today! It's cold as shit here, so it's the perfect day for it. =)

  3. Ahh a book get to making that baby mind


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