We had a lovely week/weekend, and I’m recapping it all on the blog!
Monday, March 21
Huxley has been falling asleep with his one hand on his face and it makes me so nervous! He puts his hand right on his face where it covers the nose and mouth. I always hesitate to move it, but always do because I’m terrified he can’t breathe. And then what happens, is he’ll wake up sometimes and then it’s all over trying to get him back to sleep.
Breakfast was pistachio bread, my staple smoothie, and water. Since the start of my pregnancy, I added bananas into every smoothie for how thick it makes them. Now that I’m no longer pregnant, I’m trying to wean myself off of bananas because of the high carb content.
My pump is the Spectra 2 and I love it. It’s a ton of work to pump and breastfeed, but I’m making it work. Some days I only get to pump one time, other days I’ll pump throughout the day. If I get to pump or not, just depends on how the day is going. And life with a new baby, is far from scheduled.
This is how I spend the majority of my days right now, sitting on the couch feeding and holding Huxley. I’m so glad we got a new couch when we did, it’s super comfy. So comfy that I think I’ve made an indentation in the spot I always sit at!
The weather was just beautiful! In true Cincinnati fashion, the weather is a tease some days. Mother Nature gives us just a taste of warmer weather, and then a cold front moves in. But by God, we enjoyed every second of this day and got outside for a little bit. We put Huxley in the stroller, and Hadley hopped on her scooter, and we took a little walk in the neighborhood. We found out one of the houses on the private drive has goats! Goats in the ‘burbs? So odd.
Tuesday, March 22
We had his first doctor’s appointment on Tuesday, weighing ten pounds, and healthy as a peach! He sure doesn’t look like he’s ten pounds yet, but he feels it when you hold him. So far, he does great in the car! I think he likes the motion / feel of the car, and he falls asleep most of the time.
We waited a few weeks to introduce a pacifier, since I’m breastfeeding and all. Not sure if that really matters, but I just wanted to wait. He likes it sometimes, he doesn’t love it just yet, but at least it’ll calm him down sometimes. Maybe he’ll be a thumb sucker like his sister Hadley, or maybe he’ll be a paci fan. Time will tell.
Wednesday, March 23
Wednesday afternoon, when Hadley got home from school and did her homework. Life looks a lot like this photo nowadays. Baby stuff all over the place, and Kevin and Hadley playing some type of game while I’m feeding Huxley. Hadley just loves monopoly, and does great at the game!
Thursday, March 24
Thursday morning, we both headed to Kroger to fill up. We always fill up together and use our Kroger fuel points so we get the $1.00 off or whatever the discount is that month. Kevin’s truck was loaded down with the pontoon boat seats, he was taking them to get reupholstered.
Sometimes, he’ll fall asleep in the weirdest positions. Here he’s on the nursing pillow, with my hand propping his head up, and he’s passed out asleep.
Friday, March 25
Breakfast on Friday morning, scrambled eggs with cream cheese and melted cheese on top. And a smoothie without the banana. I added in avocado in place of the banana, and it was pretty good!
Had my six-week checkup, a little earlier than the actual six weeks after birth. The doctor said everything is good to go, cleared for exercise and I cannot wait to start working out again!
Kevin and Hadley went out to get softball cleats for this year, and I asked what does the “Trout” mean? Kevin’s response was, “he’s only like the best in baseball right now.” Can you say clueless? They look good though right?
Saturday, March 26
Saturday morning, Hadley is all ready for her soccer game. And Huxley is just chilling after eating.
Hadley playing indoor soccer, she just loves sports. No goals this game, but she tries! She runs her little heart out and gets so red in the face. Just like her Mama.
After her soccer game, we went to dinner with my brother-in-law, and sister-in-law. Hadley had a birthday party to go to, so we ventured out by our house. I’m not a fan of breastfeeding in public, so I like to feed him right before we go somewhere. Maybe I’ll have a change of heart, but for now, I’m just not comfortable breastfeeding in public.
Huxley was a champ, and slept right through dinner.
Sunday, March 27
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, or have a career to balance alongside motherhood, you have your hands full! Trust me, no one has it all together all the time. So, cut yourself some slack.
You can do anything, but you can’t do everything, especially not all at once. Prioritize what’s important and focus your energy on doing one thing at a time.
If you don’t know what this photo is from by now, then you are living in a hole. Just Google Will Smith and Chris Rock. At the Oscar’s, Will Smith literally smacked Chris Rock. Shocker to me.
Happy Tuesday friends!