Friday, June 5, 2009

Two weeks old.

Collin is officially two weeks old. We even had a cake to celebrate. More so, my mom made a cake and I decided that since it is Collin's two week birthday, I would eat a huge amount so that it would condense in my breast milk. Wasn't that sweet of me?

Collin sleeps well and hardly ever cries. I know this could change at any moment, so I am enjoying it while I can. I am, of course, exhausted with the night feedings, which seem to take about 45 minutes each, but while my mom is here, naps are still a possibility.

The reason things are going so well is entirely due to my mom's visit. In fact I'm totally terrified for her to leave in a few days. For the last two weeks, my mom has completely taken over Lydia's care. Lydia wakes up at 7:30 am, but I don't hear her. I'm in my room taking advantage of Collin's "long" sleeping period from 6-9am. That's right, I have been sleeping a full three hours in a row for the last couple weeks. That will quickly be ending.

What am I going to do when fresh towels stop appearing in my linen closet? Who is going to make dinner while I lay in bed, willing the pain pills to take effect? Who is going to push Lydia on the swing while I attend to a complete diaper blowout? Who is going to take Lydia to the park while I cuddle with my baby after nursing? Who is going to stay up late with me to play cards and watch AFV?

I am seriously freaking out. I have be able to enjoy my baby so much since he was born. I have been able to rest. My c-section incision is still incredibly painful, but I haven't had to move around too much. I realize that the hard part is just about to start. How am I going to do it all?

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~Shawna~ said...

You can do it Natalie! You will find that Lydia with become your little helper - and will enjoy any new responsibility she has.
My 2nd child was a c-section, so I feel your pain. Having a husband that is completely understanding is a blessing too.
Just realize that not all the dishes have to be done, the laundry folded, and the bathrooms cleaned every day. the house will still be standing if everything doesn't get done for a week - or two. Give it time, and you'll soon have a routine that you'll all comfortable and happy with.
You're doing great!!

House Queen said...

You will be fine. I had both of my boys with c-sections. Lydia will be a big help to you! You will love every minute of it!

Unknown said...

What are you talking about Natalie? You are like superwomen from what I have been reading. Don't doubt yourself for one minute because if you think about it too long, you'll forget what you really need to be thinking about. I know this because I do it all the time :) You will be great!

Natalie Jane said...

Superwoman? No Madeline - I am very far from that.
Very very far :)

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I did not enjoy the c-section stuff. I hope it starts healing for you! You'll do great luckily we adapt pretty good... although I remember lots of days where the dishes didn't get done and falling asleep while feeding babies... :)

Lisa B. said...

Hi Natalie,

I have three boys, ages 3, 9, and 13. My first one was the hardest as well. The next two were much easier, partly due to the experience I had from the first one, but largely I believe from their older brother/s. Both of the boys loved helping with their little brother (mainly it was the great entertainment they provided : ). Today, our 3-year-old tells his older brothers what to do, and they just laugh and give-in (most of the time). He's just one of the boys : )
I can tell from the pictures that Lydia will be a great helper!! She really adores her little brother. These are such precious times, and they go sooo quickly.
You're a wonderful mom and you'll do just fine.

MommaArch said...

I'll take Lydia to the park and push her on the swing! You'll be great. It will all come together!!!

Hannah said...

I hope all is going well and that you do well once your mom is gone! Sending you all the best.

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