Sorry for my absenteism
MIL was in town for 10 days, she just flew home today. We were away in Moncton for the weekend for Evangeline to meet the family, she is the first great grandchild. Ya so we have been busy.
Parenting is becoming easier, and more rewarding as she develops and settles into more of a routine. I think we mostly have Evangeline figured out, and she is such a good little baby, very easy to soothe and keep happy, as long as we know what she wants. Which 99.99% of the time is boob. She is a boob baby like woah! Since we figured out the extent of her love for boob, life has been sooooo much easier. Still exhausting but easier. Easier because if there is one sound I cannot handle, that is the sound of a very sad baby, her tears eat at my soul and twist my guts, so if I can nip it in the bud and avoid much crying then we are both happier. So she is still awake for 3-4 hours stretches 2x a day, one before 2pm and one after 9pm, but if I keep her on or near the boob when she fusses the fussiness halts..she likes to comfort suck. It’s exhausting for me and my nipples when we are nursing aprox 10 hours a day, seriously, two long cluster nursing stretches and other 1 hour normal feeds in there, BUT if it keeps her from crying then I will deal. 1 month well baby checkup tomorrow, I am so curious to see how much she has gained.
We had to drive 3 hours to get to Moncton to visit family, she was happy and slept the whole way there, except for one feeding. The way home we were not so lucky, she cried at least half the trip, I was so sad, what do you do? Can’t take her out of the car seat for obvious reasons, we had to stop at a Tim Hortan’s and nurse her for half an hour to soothe her. Anyways, she was obviously exhausted from her venture cause she slept 5.5 hours straight through the night last night, waking me at 4:30-6:30 am then back to sleep, it’s the most sleep I have gotten since she was born. We had a lovely visit in Moncton, she met her great Memere, all her great aunts and both her grandma’s were there, pictures still have to be uploaded. She cleaned up in the cute baby things department, lots of adorable clothes and other fun stuff, Her nursery is complete now (pictures also to come) much to my relief, she won’t actually be sleeping in there for God knows how long, but I can put all her things in there and get them organized and out of my room, which makes me feel like I can actually breath in my room again. It is beyond cute, Dave did an amazing job on it.
Ok off to locate some dinner. I have to remind myself to eat more cause I am nursing, I am lazy and choose relaxation over food, but I have to eat, I am 30 pounds down from her birth, which is great, but I don’t want to do it in an unhealthy way, I want to eat balanced foods and take care of me. I want a foot long veggie sub from Subway mmmmm.