Arrrrrrrrgh! Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
<p>So picking up where I left off, I was finally starting to be normal again. Babyjoe and I had a routine where he would eat roughly every four hours and I fell in love with Craig Ferguson at 3 in the morning. Babyjoe was the most awesome baby ever. We went everywhere from the beginning. <br>
I'm posting from my phone again so these pictures are probably going to be all out if order. We went to an oyster festival where Orion met his best friend Jake, who's 5 weeks older than he is. Jake is the son of Mr. Joe's best friend. Its been awesome having a couple who have a baby the same age. Its also been hard not to compare the two. Anyway, it was so easy to bring babyjoe along. It still is.<br>
There's also the obligatory first bath picture.<br>
He loved baths.<br>
Around 7 weeks or so, he started sleeping pretty close to through the night. He was still in our room, in the cosleeper. This was just in time for me to freak out about going back to work. We lucked out with family members watching the baby as I went back. This helped tremendously since we were starting to go broke after 6 weeks of maternity leave pay lol.
We went to our first concert, which was Darius Rucker. He thought it was awesome.
I started to work more from home, which really helped me feel better about working. I could still be around him and make the bacon at the same time!
So many pictures left. I will blog from my computer next time so that my posts are not so short and sucky.
Monday, October 29, 2012
I want to blog again. Not that I didn't want to blog when I took my super long break, but I miss writing things out and oversharing with strangers. So, to catch up, here is my life since my last real post. Well, since I had babyjoe.
I had a super rough time right after having him. I had the baby blues BAD. It lasted much longer than normal baby blues, to the point where I had my doctor give me a psych referral and I was constantly questioning my sanity. I thought I was never going to be happy again. Much of this stemmed from my failure at breastfeeding, which came from inadequate help. Since I wasn't planning on being so out of it after having Orion, I didn't have a solid plan for how I would tackle trouble with breastfeeding. My pediatrician saw us a week out of the hospital and Orion had lost way more weight than he was supposed to and they gave him formula right there in the office. I didn't even have the presence of mind to ask for help breastfeeding first and Mr. Joe had no experience in any of this so that was pretty much the beginning of the end of breastfeeding.
To say I was disappointed is an understatement. To top it all off, I felt incredibly guilty that I was so miserable when I knew so many girls who wanted what I had so badly. It was a hard road to travel for a few weeks. Slowly, I started feeling normal, until one day, Mr. Joe and I were just joking around together and he said, "I'm so glad crazy Jenny is gone!" We now refer to that time as "crazy jenny".
I'm stopping for now, as I'm on my phone and typing a post with my thumb sucks. Is anyone still out there?