Adjusting is hard. Even with a generally happy baby and a husband home and helping out a lot, hormones and fatigue are taking a toll.
I find myself crying randomly throughout the day. It doesn’t matter if something is happy or sad, I’m crying about it.
I guess that’s the baby blues kicking in. They usually last for me for a week or two and then even out. I hope that’s the case this time around because the emotional mood swings are exhausting.
I’ve been taking pictures every day. Mostly of what’s happening at any given time of the day. Allan working on his computer at the counter, Allan making lunch for the kids, the kids playing with their toys, Ember asleep in the middle of my bedroom, the piles and piles of baby crap everywhere (lol), our messy house, our clean house (thanks to Allan and the girls this morning!), a few family pictures, and lots of other random stuff.
But when it comes time to blog I focus on the ones of just Ember since I figure everyone just wants to see the baby, right? lol
Oh gosh is she a funny little thing. Making life difficult with her nursing issues but so very sweet at the same time!
She’s actually not a big fan of this teddy bear that makes soothing baby sounds. She couldn’t care less about white noise or being rocked… she wants mom’s boobs and that’s it. Except then she screams at mom’s boobs for ten minutes before latching on and promptly falling asleep.
I’m going to have to visit a lactation consultant soon. Ember will latch on eventually and nurse well for 10-20 minutes but getting her to latch on is a huge struggle.
Swaddling is good.