Monday, January 18, 2010

thank you

thank you all for your kind comments and checking in on me. i really appreciate it. i know i'm not alone, it just feels that way sometimes :) i need to start being proactive about getting out besides my walks with arden and olive.

i feel like i now have a packed social calendar! i'm seeing the ladies from mesdames plus baby on wednesday night. thursday, i hopefully have a friend coming in the afternoon. also, a friend will be coming over with dinner that night. my mom gets into town early friday morning for the weekend. the following week arden has her first doctor appointment (eek, shots!). then i'll see my due date twin from family style love on friday. oh and i go to the dentist at 8 am on saturday (gag, big time). this all makes me feel so much better. i love arden to pieces but being around her 24/7 is starting to wear on me. i think that even if it's still 24/7, but involving other people, things will improve.

speaking of my big girl :) today she is 6 weeks 5 days, holy cow. time is flying by so quickly. we had our final midwife appointment today. we found out she is 11 lbs 5 oz and 23 1/2 inches. i looked up the percentiles for those numbers. she is 75% in weight and 95% in length. i've been feedin' her real good, haha.

breastfeeding is going truly well. i've just needed to chill out about how much she wants to eat. she seems to want a lot more in the evening, and i needed to realize that this ensures a nice long first stretch for the night. typically, she sleeps 4-6 hours, then wakes up every 2-3 hours. now, if we could put ourselves to bed at 7 or 8 we would be golden :) we've been blessed to not have the sleep issues from the daytime carry over into the night.

i just absolutely lost my train of thought cause anna asked me a question. ha! oh well. i hope you all have a good week. i know i'm going to try :)


  1. Hey I've just found your blog - big congrats on your baby!! My partner and I have a 7 month old son and reading your blog I recognised many of the worries and frustrations you're experiencing. It might not be much help but what they don't tell you is that it gets soooo much easier as they get older. Stick at it and all the sleeping, napping, feeding, etc worries will fade away and you'll wonder why you ever stressed out about them in the first place. Good luck!!

  2. Hi there! Thanks for popping in over at my blog. It's great to hear from you. It sounds like you and I are going through a lot of the same challenges with motherhood. Feel free to email me anytime if you need a shoulder!


  3. PS - re: the nap challenges. While Owen is a good night sleeper, he is a TOUGH day sleeper. I've almost given up on trying to get him into his crib for his naps, because he has to be swaddled/shushed/rocked for a long time before he passes out. Now, I just let him pass out on my chest, or in the Moby so I can move around. We're going to get a nice swing, too. I definitely recommend the Moby!! Sleep is too important to these little ones to worry about where they're sleeping, if you ask me. :) Hang in!