How was your Easter weekend?
Still pregnant, now with a cold.
Well we spent the holiday at my family and my oldest son and his girlfriend was up and told us some lovely news.
They told us they are moving up north
Easter was pretty low key here. Had the usual basket and Easter egg hunt in the morning for the girls. Adam got a little Darth Vader plush for Easter (picture below)...wish I would of thought of buying him candy because then I wouldn't feel so bad stealing it.
Adam is a month old today. Hard to believe. He is growing so fast on me already. He is still waking up just once a night but he is also a lot more alert during the day. His favorite place to nap seems to be the car seat as he will usually take longer naps in there than anywhere else.
He is taking the bottle as well as breastfeeding which makes me so happy. He smiles an awful lot and I've heard him laugh a handful to times already. I am enjoying my time off with him at home but sad that it will be over in a month.
I am still having bleeding which I am assuming is from the tubal ligation and/or c section as I've never bled this long with my other vag births. I cannot wait for it to stop. I've also been getting random pains in my lower abdomen and groin areas which I don't know what the cause is of that. I was able to button up one of my roomier pair of jeans but I cannot wear them because the scar from the c section is sensitive to the touch. But the scar is healing nicely which I am thankful for. I just can't wait to go back to feeling normal again. Two more weeks and I can go sit in
We didn't do anything "official" for Easter. The "bunny" went out Wednesday evening & did the shopping - this bunny has learned her lesson many years ago... DON'T wait til last minute to shop! Spent less than $10 on each of the older 3 baskets - used sand pails for a basket.. They got a stuffed animal, a HUGE pencil, and some candy. Tobi got a Baby's First Easter bunny & a shirt that said something like "Just Hatched" with a picture of a chick and a broke egg (I think).
My son is a Boy Scout and it's beef stick & candy bar selling season & he had booth sales all weekend. Normally I am the one who does it with him but due to having the baby, I'm not and my hubby is. They had sales both Saturday & Sunday. I was there for a little while each day, but not long.
Every year the Easter bunny hides the baskets.. Usually we get a text message (I change my hubby's name in my phone to Easter Bunny) from the bunny telling us where they are hid. This year we printed a letter that said, "We know how sneaky you kids are, especially Tobi, so I hid your baskets down at your dads workshop." So, we went down there & they got their goodies.
And as usual... Mommy didn't get anything.. It kinda irks me that I do so much, make sure everyone else gets things but yet no one thinks of ME!Maybe I'm being selfish..
As for how Tobi is.. She's doing good. She 3w2d old (still not supposed to be out!). Had a weight check on Friday, 8lb 6.5oz. Diagnosed with reflux & put on Zantac (all my babies had it) so now hopefully she will gain. Also has goopy/crusty eyes was put on antibiotic ointment for that. She ALSO had her 3rd metabolic screen - which I nearly passed out at! She goes back on the 27th for her 6wk check. She does have appt with the LC's at the hospital on Thursday.
She has taken to breast feeding finally.. She prefers football hold but working on cradle hold too. She's still getting bm/formula mix bottles 1-2X a day.. Before bed (then I get a 3-4hr stretch, sometimes!) & once during the day too, its mostly breast milk but a little formula & she still goes to breast first. Im hoping wqe can get off the formula completely but I'm OK too if she gets a little. That way others can feed her too.
PP recovery has been difficult.. I am only one person but I'm being pulled in a dozen different directions.. My 6 year old has been acting up/out. She's not the baby anymore & she's trying to process that. My 9 y/o wont stop touching the baby! I've had to threaten to not let her touch for a week! My 10 y/o, he's had baaad behavior the past couple of years & it keeps getting worse.. its like he takes pride & joy in intentionally hurting me with his words & actions when asked to do simple things. My hubby was actually whining that he wasn't getting "any"... Told him until the IUD goes in, he has to wear condom.. He hates them! But finally gave in. I tell you, I found no pleasure. I know in time it will come back.. Plus I'm sleep deprived too!