What life has been like the last month...
Well let me first say that life as a mother is wonderful and its amazing how much you love this little person that has come into your lives. Its also a lot of work and requires a lot of you but its not like you really mind doing it...Jack makes it all worth it. It doesn't bother me to feed him while everyone else is eating because it was his time to eat OR to stand by his crib and pat his back so he will go back to sleep even though it means missing some sleep. Well I think you get what I am trying to say. This motherhood thing is quite possibly the best and hardest thing I will ever do.
Jack is growing really well and we are working out the kinks. He is quite the feeder and overcoming some very sore and cracked nipples took some time but Bfing now is a lot easier. He really likes to eat and it has been hard to get him on a schedule though we are working on that. I am using the Baby Wise principles and am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get him sleeping on his own at night ( we have had quite a few successfull naps sleeps in his crib during the day so I am very hopefull). From the beginning Jack did not want to sleep on his own..everytime we would put him down he would freak out. It was pretty disheartening at first as my plan was to have him sleep in the bassinett (in our room) for the first few months and then transition him into the crib. So since he has come home he has been sleeping with us at night and I have been breastfeeding him in the sidelying position. It works really well for the most part..my nipples take a beating as its harder to get him latched correctly but at least we are getting some sleep. Anyway..I am going to try and make some changes in the next few nights in hopes that he will in fact sleep in the bassinet at night.
Other than some sleeping/fussiness issues Jack is wonderful...we love showing him off and taking him places. I have been home from work on maternity leave the last month and will start working part time from home tomorrow. We have been trying to stay busy as being at home all the time can be a downer sometimes. I am actually looking forward to getting back into the swing of things even if its from home. I will do that for another month and then go back to work full time in February. We have a great day care picked out for Jack..I think he will have a good time there. It will be harder on me than him I think.
Well Happy New Year! I hope this coming year brings great things for everyone.