...I don't know the last time I showered.
ok, this isn't totally true, I showered yesterday...I think.
What day is it again?
It's amazing how quickly times goes when you're home with your newborn.
Here is a peek into our days at home:
Wake up (if you can really call it being awake), change and feed the baby.
Hopefully put her down to sleep again without too much crying.
Try to remember to eat something and drink some water.
Try to remember to go to the bathroom.
Try to remember to let the dog out.
Lay down and pray to God that she sleeps just a little longer.
Oh wait, I have to pump. Damn it. Get back up, pump.
Now lay down and really pray to God that she sleeps a little longer.
Shit. She's up.
Shush her, give her a pacifier and pray she falls back to sleep.
Ok good, now lay back down for about 10 minutes.
She's up again.
Change diaper and feed her.
Repeat previous items over again.
This makes time go super fast and is somehow the most tiring thing I have ever done in my life. Most days (ok, every day) I stay in my sweats and t-shirt and to be totally honest, I stay in the same clothes for days at a time. Nice, I know.
Nights are a different story altogether.
Steve gets home and takes the baby so I can somewhat relax.
Try to make dinner and eat...usually with one hand, balancing plate on lap while holding the baby.
Try to watch a show on DVR....until the nightly screaming begins.
Pause the show, take turns walking, bouncing, shushing, burping, and even attempting to reason with the baby.
When she calms down and starts to fall asleep the discussion on 'should we try to lay her down?' begins.
Start the vacuum sound track, lay baby down, hold breath and wait.
On a good night, she sleeps.
Some days I feel like I'm getting the hang of this mom thing and other (most) days I feel like I have no clue what the F I'm doing. But I'm figuring it out (with Steve's help of course) and I'm loving every minute!
A couple of side notes/questions:
A few people have suggested taking Emily to a chiropractor who is experienced in treating babies with colic. Have any of you tried this? Thoughts?
Probiotics- I want to start taking them, will any brand work?
Moby wrap- this thing confuses and scares me, any tips on this contraption?