Alice enjoying her baby lounger.
So I know this is the all-baby-all-the-time blog lately but that pretty much sums up my life right now. I promise to get back to yummy recipes and heart-pumping workouts and other interesting stuff besides baby very soon. At least, I hope to.
I think I mastered something during the overnight feeding last night. Now I know you breast-feeding pros will be like Pssssh, amateur! when I tell you what I am about to tell you but hey, that's okay. I am thriving off of small victories lately. So anyway, I think I have finally mastered the side-lying breast feeding position! For some reason, this position has always felt so awkward to me and Alice seemed to struggle a bit to latch on but a little repositioning and some readjusting put us in perfect harmony to get her fed while letting me do some light sleeping during the 4AM feeding. And I woke up feeling much more rested than had I fed her in the chair next to our bed. Small victories, you guys.
This morning we got out of the house for a walk. On our way back we stopped at my favorite bakery for some baked goods and we saw a guy there with his baby girl. His baby was happy and smiling and laughing and interacting as her dad ordered his coffee and my husband looked at me and gave me the When is our kid going to do that? look. His daughter was 8 months old and, when I told him how old Alice was, he said Ya, that's not a very fun age. I remember when our daughter was that age and I asked myself what I'd gotten myself into!
Thank god for his candidness.
Life with a newborn isn't all sunshine and snuggles and rainbows! It's a lot of work and people who say otherwise are either lying or crazy. But we really are enjoying it.
No really. We are.
Alice sacked out in the stroller.