And we’re still not out of the woods yet.
I still get up for 1am and 4am feedings.
I still sometimes don’t remember the 1am feeding and freak out at the 4am feeding that the baby just slept for a million hours.
I’m less afraid of my breast pump. Actually not afraid at all anymore and seeing as the key to my freedom.
I was actually able to clean, grocery shop, make dinner and get an eyebrow wax over the course of the past week. Taking advantage of help when you get it, and making getting out of the house a priority has been of the utmost importance.
I had my first beer, and my first date night with Joe.
Even at home with no additional help, Joe and I have actually eaten dinner together the past couple of nights. I owe that to our newest investment:
It swings sideways like a cradle and plays sounds, and she just LOVES it. She can’t possibly love it as much as I do. It honestly feels like cheating after weeks of back breaking manual swinging and rocking and walking all around the house. My friend Diana allowed us to try hers first and it worked like a dream- it was great to get to test drive it before shelling out $160. I can’t even tell you how many times someone says "You need (insert baby product here)" and I buy it and Olivia hates it. (Note: the snugabunny vibrating bouncy chair in the next photo is an example of this. Don’t let her comfy face fool you)
And also I’ve allowed Olivia to start taking a pacifier now that I’m less nervous about nipple confusion. She uses the MAM newborn.
There’s a lot more that I want to update you on, but Olivia is waking up and duty calls.
Till next time!