I can’t believe we’re actually close to 3 weeks in as I write this. I also can’t believe I now have the title, “mom.” It’s still so surreal to me.
To be honest, the last 3 weeks have been a huge blur. From the few days leading up to Camryn’s birth where I was in ‘get everything done mode,” to the last few weeks where I’m in survival mode (sleep deprivation), alot has happened. I’ve been trying to chronicle it in a sort of journal, just because every day it seems like Camryn is doing something new!
I love this app for uploading photos every day to share with friends and family.
She is so curious and LOVES to be looking around. She gets very distracted during feedings and I just see her eyes darting around – it’s adorable though. She has a range of faces she makes, from confused, to studious, to surprised, to guilty (probably her gassy one) to happy. I see smiles all the time and I have to try to capture one on camera! Here’s my closest attempt so far.
Sleep, or lack thereof, is to be expected. Coming home from the hospital, they suggest waking every 2-3 hours since their stomach’s are so small. Camryn has passed her birth weight, so usually that takes some of the pressure off.
We’re still getting up every 3-4 hours I’d guess, whether we set an alarm or she wakes up on her own. The nighttime feeds are hard – I won’t lie. When all you want to do is roll over and go back to sleep. But, I know it won’t always be like this, and plus it’s really cool that I am keeping this little human alive!
Breastfeeding has had its challenges. I feel like it’s something that not many people talk about – it’s expected to be easy. But it’s definitely not! We’ve had our ups and downs, and seen a lactation consultant a few times. We’re doing better now and I hope this streak continues.
Nighttime breastfeeding snacks have been all over the place – I need quick and easy. A few of you have asked for a full post on this. Most recently, I made some HB eggs to grab.
But otherwise, it’s looked like popcorn (a good family friend sent us homemade kettle corn), muffins, cookies, dry cereal, and lots of water. I feel like I am constantly thirsty throughout the day and can never catch up!
I managed to sneak in a cinnamon bun yesterday morning during her morning nap.
My food is kind of all over the place right now in what I’m choosing to eat (anything easy) and how I’m feeling so maybe I’ll do a post on that.
Caring for newborns is hard! Yes, they sleep a lot, but it’s in very small chunks. Right now, we have no sort of routine so we take each day as it comes. I haven’t gotten out as much as I’d like to, aside from stroller walks, so that’s something we will hopefully start doing in the coming weeks.
I have to learn how to navigate these wraps and carriers. Mamma’s, any tips for first bringing your little ones out in public, or even just shopping?
Tater is getting along just fine with Cam. She does seem protective of her, and always wants to smell and lick her. It’s really cute. Tater definitely needed a few weeks to adjust, and part of me still feels so badly that she isn’t getting much attention these days.
We did our newborn photos last week and I can’t wait to see how they come out.
Well, friends, that’s where we are right now! I hope to have another post or 2 up this week, and my new blog design will be revealing itself SOON!
Any tips for logistically taking newborns out in public? Wraps, carriers? Do I put the carseat in the grocery cart? lol