I’ve got another Skye update for you today! We are coming up on her one month birthday! I really can’t believe how fast this month has gone by so far. Although some of those nights felt long… the rest has zoomed by.
Let’s talk in bullet points today because I don’t know any other way to do it:
*I am sure I’m not alone on this feeling with newborn life but I get a little overwhelmed right now thinking about doing any task that used to seem like nothing. This is another reason that I am kind of loving staying at home so much right now. Going anywhere takes about 5 times longer than normal to leave the house and this way I am not feeling overwhelmed trying to do too much. It is really nice to slow down for probably the first time in my life.
*I have never watched so much Netflix in my life and I’m loving it. I also don’t think I’ve ever been so hungry in my entire life either.
*This is Skye’s favorite way to be carried around the house! Andrew’s mom held her like this when she was over and she stopped fussing right away so I have copied her:)
*Skye really enjoys Jack Johnson too. His music is another thing that just calms her right down! I get it.
*My skin when pregnant is the clearest it has ever been but the day after I had Skye, boom… I broke out and have been ever since ha. Probably the only thing I really miss about being pregnant;)
*I am wearing a few of my normal shirts (mainly jackets, sweaters and button up shirts) and leggings daily. I have zero desire to even try on a pair of jeans for a very long time.
*I love seeing how much Andrew loves this little girl. She sure is lucky!
*Does anyone else’s baby sleep better with noise… Skye’s best naps are when the kids are running around and playing or when the vacuum is on or the blow dryer.
*Brooke has officially started carrying a baby doll around with her a lot of the day. She has also started to put her hand on her hip for pictures.
*Yep, she wants to hold a newborn all day long just like I do! That doll is actually from when I was a little girl and my mom found it for Brooke!
*I love playing with this hair of hers! After a bath it is nice and curly just like Andrew’s hair but then it dries straight.
*Don’t mind my sleep-deprived/teared up eyes but this moment was pretty special for me the other day. Brooke came in and joined Skye and me and then fell asleep. I love to see their sisterly bond already start to happen!
*Let’s talk about sleep for a second. Every now and then Andrew is giving Skye a bottle that I have pumped at night. Some nights I am getting in longer stretches of sleep and some nights Skye wants to party with us all night:) We have no way to predict what is going to happen each night ha. I have noticed something about the difference between the fatigue now and the fatigue during pregnancy—> Pregnancy tired = I was getting 8-9 hours of sleep straight each night and I still felt like I NEEDED (no questions asked) a nap most days. Newborn tired= I feel tired and if I can sneak in a nap great but if not, it isn’t that big of a deal. Pregnancy fatigue is no joke.
*Breastfeeding is still going really well for me (so many of you have told me about how it was so different for each child and I can add to that by saying it has been SO different for us too). The other day I was out doing an errand for an hour or so and Andrew called me on my way home… All he said was Skye’s name and boom, my milk let down. It’s crazy how just hearing her name triggered my body to feed her ha. It’s all so amazing how our body works.
*At this stage I feel like breastfeeding takes up the majority of our day… another reason I’m glad we are home a lot. It gives us plenty of time to establish a good schedule together.
*She still sleeps a lot but I am LOVING how much more awake she has been the last few days. I feel like she is looking around a lot more and paying attention to us when we talk to her!
*I might be alone in this but did anyone else start sweating like crazy at night after having a baby. Maybe it is because I am drinking way more water but when I wake up in the night, I am sweating a lot. It must be hormones because nothing else has changed as far as temperature in our house goes or anything!
*Another random thing… the second I start nursing, my body screams for water. Andrew relates it to Pavlov’s theory but I seriously have to have my water bottle right next to me each time I nurse.
*Not getting as much sleep as normal makes for some really funny moments during the day… like when Andrew threw away his spoon and put his yogurt container in the dishwasher or when I went to put laundry in the pantry instead of the laundry room:) We find ourselves laughing at each other multiple times a day!
*I probably hold her too much (if that is a thing) but I can’t put her down during the day. I’m loving this newborn stage so much that I just want to enjoy every second of her being so tiny.
Any great sports bras that you would recommend that are easy for nursing? PLEASE SHARE!
Any tips on breastfeeding and running? How did it all work for you?
What sort of strange things happened to you postpartum due to hormones? Anyone else sweat like crazy?