Saturday, October 30, 2010

An Update

When I'm sitting and nursing Scott, I think of all of these things I'd like to write about here. But when I get a free moment and I sit down at my computer I don't feel like writing. So here's a summary, some of which I may expand on later, but no promises.

Good things:
  • I get it. Motherhood and all that. It's awesome and I'm so enjoying these first few weeks.
  • I'm so much more patient than I expected to be. I can handle the crying, I just want him to be happy.
  • Swaddling and The Happiest Baby on the Block are good things!
  • Having a swing is really useful.
  • Cosleeping is way less scary than I expected, it actually makes sleeping better.
Less than good things:
  • I am tired. I get way more sleep than most mothers I know and yet I'm still tired.
  • Scott nurses a lot. Upwards of 4 hours a day. It's boring.
  • I've stopped dropping 2 lbs a day, sad. I'll have to lose the last bit of weight slowly.
  • Having a baby hurts, in unfortunate ways, for weeks. Boo to that.
In any case, I'm really enjoying this, and despite how hard all of this is and all the pain and frustration, I'm actually thinking about how soon we will do it again. I'm pretty sure that we will be making him a little brother or sister in the next couple of years. I think that must mean this is really good stuff, to want to go through it all again, even being in the throws of the pain of it.

Scott is 17 days old.

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