Pregnancy Journal: Baby daydreams

I am still bothered by an intense fatigue that hits every day right after lunch. I have been laying down with Jacob for a couple hours in the afternoon, every day. Fortunately I have the luxury of taking time out when I I’m not up to speed. My little boy is wonderful about laying down and cuddling with me. Actually, he seizes the opportunity to nurse which I still find wonderfully rewarding and relaxing. While I know Rob has been extremely frustrated with the lack of housework getting done, he’s been wonderfully supportive throughout the past several weeks. My frustration is just as high, unfortunately, the fatigue is still overwhelming. The only comfort I have in regard to the housework is that very shortly all our possessions will be in boxes and we’ll be able to unpack them neatly into our new home.

I’ve also been experiencing some renewed tenderness when Jacob nurses. I’m sure this is in part due to the fact that he’s cutting his last two teeth (before his two-year molars) and he’s taken a bit to “chewing” as he nurses. We experience this each time he cuts a tooth. All in all he’s very gentle so I don’t correct him all that often, but lately I’m afraid that the combination of pregnancy pain with his altered nursing style have been making me a bit uncomfortable. I do expect this to subside again shortly, and it’s not terrible pain at any given moment. I’m just more aware that he’s nursing during our actual sessions. Still, I’d not trade it for anything. Continued breastfeeding allows us very special one-on-one time that I can’t yet imagine replacing in any other way.

 

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