Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thoughts on Mommyhood 2 Weeks In

So little E has been a part of our family for 2.5 weeks now and this journey into Mommyhood has been both incredibly amazing and really hard. It is often that the hours are long, but the days are short. I am really blessed to have an amazing husband and partner and we have tackled the challenges as a team.

Little E is doing really well. At her 2 week check in on Monday, she was back up past her birth weight. She is sleeping pretty well at night, but not napping as much as she should be during the day. This leads to some very fussy afternoons and evenings, but overall, I really can't complain. She is also so stinking cute. (I may be a bit biased.)

Both physically and emotionally, I am doing better each day. For once in my life, I am actually taking the time I need to heal. I have been getting out for walks when the weather and the baby let me. Summer in Florida is not the easiest to take the baby out in. I should be released from my doctor for exercise mid-September and can't wait for that. Because of how little E was delivered, I don't want to push things and risk a longer recovery.

She really does like walks
even if her face doesn't show it.
Any tips for getting a new baby to sleep? Any ideas for staying cool and walking?

I also apologize for any typos/other errors in this post. Most of it was written with one hand on my phone with a baby in the other hand. My brain is also not operating at full capacity right now.