Wow—it’s crazy to me that newborns sleep so much, and yet still somehow take up so much time!
It seems like every time I sit down to blog, with Joshua sound asleep, he’ll somehow always wake up within minutes of me writing my first sentence, needing to be fed (again?!?) or changed or burped…
How does that happen??
See, he’s confused about it too.
Let’s see how far I can get into this post!
I don’t know about you guys, but my Facebook feed has been flooded with adorable back to school pictures the past few days. Today, it was our turn—we had our own “back to school” morning with Mason as he headed off to his first day at his new preschool.
…Along with his sweet new light-up airplane lunch box (SWOON).
Even though he’s only 2 1/2, we had a list of “school supplies” to pick up (glue, play-doh, markers, etc.), which made the whole thing feel very grown up and serious. It also made me feel very nostalgic and emotional, as I was frantically grabbing all the items on the list at (a very picked-over) Target last night.
Sighh. Before we know it, it’ll be HIGH SCHOOL. (Right parents?)
As for the little guy, he’s possibly the best baby on the planet, and I couldn’t be more grateful. He sleeps well, eats great, and barely spits up (<—that one is HUGE for us after all the vomiting poor Mason endured in his first months, when we didn’t know about his food allergies yet). He’s a super content baby, in general, and pretty much only cries when he’s hungry or needs to be burped. (Again—SO grateful!)
Even the nights have been cake, and I’ve hardly felt sleep deprived at all, which I attribute 99.9% to the awesomeness of the Rock n’ Play. People: this thing is a MIRACLE. It allows babies to sleep semi-upright, instead of flat on their backs, which newborns love, and it’s especially helpful for babies with acid reflux issues. I’m hesitant to say this, because it might make other new moms hate my guts, but Joshua slept 6 hours straight in it when he was 3 days old (the day my milk came in), and only woke up because I woke him up to eat. (We’re lucky that he’s a big boy and we don’t have to wake him up to eat every 3 hours—but 6 was pushing it even for him!)
Anyway. I’m officially an RnP junkie, and I’m going to start recommending it to every new mom I meet (I mean, if they ask…what’s more annoying than unsolicited baby equipment advice??). I know we’re probably going to have a struggle transitioning Josh to a crib eventually, but getting adequate sleep in these first few weeks is so precious to me that who cares??
As for me, my recovery is still going beautifully. In only a week, the hernia and vericose veins I struggled with through my whole pregnancy have all but cleared up, and my stomach is down to a little first-trimester-sized pooch. Isn’t the body amazing?
I’m *almost* ready to get back to a normal blogging schedule (I honestly can’t wait—so much to talk about!) and some normal non-baby-related topics.
Thanks for hanging in there while I adjust to my new life with a family of 4!
Moms of multiple kiddos: did you notice significant differences in your kids as babies?
Anyone else with a kiddo starting school, or starting school yourself?? Tell me how it’s going!