2011 One month finished already?!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wow, I looked at the calendar this morning, and I was absolutely astounded to realize that January is over. I had really been looking forward to the new year and a fresh start, but somehow I've missed most of it!
My son is now 4 months old and I had thought that he'd be a bit less fussy and I thought I'd be in a routine by now. Instead, things are going in the opposite direction. My son got over his colic and then quickly switched to being upset all day long! I have been struggling to keep up with breastfeeding him as often as he needs to eat, and it is starting to feel like each day is a marathon of feeding, laundry and housework from start to finish! The little guy is not a napper. The only way I can get him to sleep during the day is to put him in his baby sling and sway until he conks out. If I stop moving for too long he wakes up!
I took my son to the doctor on Friday and she says he is healthy, but definitely needs to eat more than the average 4 month old. Looks like he inherited my tall, super skinny husband's metabolism. I have to try to keep up with the little guy for the next week - that means extra sessions with the breast pump on top of nursing him every 2 hours or so. We're going back to the doctor for reassessment on Friday.
My house is a disaster - we're still in the midst of a huge renovation and I barely find time to do simple things like unloading the dishwasher and vacuuming. Every day I tell myself that this will all get easier one day soon, but it's not happening. My husband is not able to help as much as I'd like because he has a shoulder injury and isn't able to lift the baby sometimes. He'll be going in for surgery in February, and won't be able to lift the baby at all for at least 6 weeks.
I feel a bit lost in all of this and needed to vent. I'm doing my best to focus on the positive. I manage to keep myself together most of the time, but my healthy eating has pretty much gone out the window. I'm really hoping that this difficult phase passes quickly so I can get back on track!