Thursday, July 31, 2008

Almost officially 4 weeks 7-30-08

Well, I just put Judah down for a nap in the swing--hopefully, he won't wake up right away. We are still in the eat (well, try to get him to eat while awake. he seems to eat for a few minutes then doze off again. I am constantly trying to wake him once he gets started nursing. It leaves me hoping/wondering if he has eaten enough.) wake then nap routine. His wake times are still not for very long and he certainly doesn't do much of anything during those times. Sometimes he is just fine and happy and at other times he acts very uncomfortable and no matter how I hold him or put him down he fusses. Overall he is a good baby. My problem is the lack of sleep (we are still waking up every three hours to eat) and the tether that is tied to me and Judah by breastfeeding. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about how much easier it will be when we switch over to formula. My goal is the same as with Elijah, 6 mo, and just like with Elijah I kept thinking to myself that I could easily shorten that goal! Ha! Now technically, it should be easier with Judah since I am not working full time but I have Elijah now and I trully don't know what I am going to do when Luke goes back to work! Yikes! That is such a scary thought!

Anyway, there are my thoughts for the moment!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Making this a true blog

so here i am, beginning of week four of Judah's life and am having a hard time. i currently have mastitis, feel physically weak and emotionally worn out. judah is still in the sleep for 3-4 hour period then wake up to eat phase. that is bad enough as it is but it gets worse--he doesn't just wake up, eat then sleep, he eats and won't sleep until an hour or more later.

right this minute i've recovered from a little emotional breakdown which unfortunately has brought on a headache. :( i am nursing judah again and again he is half nursing half dozing off--he is master at this.

I decided to make this a real blog so that if i ever get the crazy idea to have another child that I would then make a very informed decision as I had forgotten what it is like to have a newborn.