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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where has the time gone.

Sorry it has been a while since I last posted, things have been a little busy and crazy, but I wouldn't change it for anything, I love being a mom. Noah is 16 days old today, he had his 2 wk check yesterday and he is in the 25 the percentile in everything. He is weighting 7 lbs 10 oz now, mind you he was 6 lbs 14 oz when he was born and when we left the hospital at 4 days old he weighted 6 lbs 6 oz, so I guess that I am doing something right with breastfeeding. We are still using the shield, I have attempted to feed without it and he does not like to so we are still using it. I plan to have him on the breast with out it in the next few weeks. We are trying to get on a schedule, I have been trying to feed him every three hours, sometimes he lasts until then sometimes it is 2- 2 1/2. The last two nights he has slept for 4-5 hours straight, which is nice for mommy. I let him wake up when he is hungry in the night hours. At the moment he has a cold or something he is nasally and alittle fussier then he has been, watery eyes called the Peds office and was told to use saline drops in his nose to help break the stuff up, poor little guy. Carter has been pooped on, peed on and through up on the last few days, he has been a good sport.

Tuesday was my first day by myself, it was rough and scary but we got though it. I am still emotional at times, I get teary eyed at the drop of a hat sometimes, I know that it is normal and it is the hormones talking. I rally gets me when I can get Noah settled down, he has a clean diaper and he has been feed, is it okay to let him cry?

We are looking at day cares/ home day cares, I know nothing like waiting until the last minute. We interview with a lady today and she has had 37 yrs of experience. She is an older lady, so is one of those grandma figures. She has 6 kids give or take on a given day. The thought of leaving him with anyone brings tears to my eyes. I can't believe how fast my leave is going, tomorrow will be 3 wks that I have been off of work and I only get 8 wks since I have not been at my job a year. She would only have him a few days a week and maybe only no more then 4-5 hours to help cover the time gap of hours when Carter goes in and I get off.


Brooke said...

You are settling into mommyhood wonderfully. I really hope you find a great daycare provider for him and that the rest of your leave slows down so you can enjoy your little man.

Melanie said...

He is just precious, Jen! I remember doing the search for a daycare provider, too, when my first was born. And, I too, did it during my maternity leave. :)

It's not easy, but it will work out. Once you find the perfect spot for him to stay and you are comfortable and you see that Noah is, too, it will all be good. I know now that doesn't seem possible, but it's true. It just takes some time for everyone to get accustomed to all the "new".

Keeping you all in my prayers.

heather said...

I have been peed on too! Our little guys really know how to get us, huh? I am sorry that your maternity leave is going so quickly...mine really is also. I only have four weeks paid, so I am soaking up the time that I can, and trying not to think about the time I will miss! Enjoy the rest of the time you have off. I totally know how you feel.