I survived the first week of being a mom. It was actually pretty easy compared to what I thought it would be!
So far, I’ve:
- only cried once (Day 1 home- he was crying on the change table and I just didn’t know what to do!!!)
- spent 2 nights on the nursery floor while he went from crying to sleeping to fussing non-stop
- took a bath AND shower everyday
- had a splash of Bailey’s in my coffee
- took Wes for this first follow-up appointment
- took Wes for his first walk around the neighborhood
- went out 2 times to get him more sleepers and newborn diapers (this boy does NOT like to be swaddled! We found out he does best in a sleeper and a light swaddle from the waist down)
- gone with Tyler to the garden center to get supplies for the backyard project he and my dad are currently working on (levelling the yard, sodding, putting in a raised garden bed and steps to the back gate)
- went to Costco
Pretty exciting stuff, huh?
We have another follow-up appointment today for both Wes and I and I’m pretty sure we will both pass with flying colors. Wes is a feeding CHAMP- which in turn makes him a diaper CHAMP. He’s also getting more and more handsome everyday. My recovery is pretty good too- I won’t go into details (because they’re gross) but I am feeling awesome…awesome enough to want to ease back into some activity…but I’ll listen to whatever the doctor advises!
Having my parents here has been a total game changer. They have helped out SO MUCH and Tyler and I are both so grateful for their help. I’m not sure which I love my mom more for- her taking Wes in the early morning hours so I can get a bit of shut-eye OR her making ALL.THE.FOODS. My dad has been super great as well- getting a ton of our home projects off our plate and running most all of our errands.
I also just want to mention how AWESOME Tyler has been since Wes got here. He is a total natural- even the nurse said so! I know it’s cliche to say, but I love him more now that I’ve seen him with Wes. It’s cool. Like really, really cool. AND yesterday was our 3 year anniversary! We are going to try to celebrate this weekend by having dinner at a nearby restaurant. 🙂
PS: both dogs have adjusted well to the new baby in the house. Reggie actually seems to not care at all and Layla is his sidekick/bodyguard/babysitter. She has not left his side the entire week. I was nervous that they wouldn’t mesh well, but their barking doesn’t even phase Wes. PHEW.
PPS: Boppy pillows are amazing. I should have bought one sooner because they are great snack shelves.
Snack shelf! Yes!
And I think Wes and my Harry should be buds because they both hate swaddles. Harry will spend an entire hour grunting and groaning trying to get his arms loose…and he almost always prevails.. so we gave up. But he does sleep better when it’s a fake swaddle around his waist. Funny boys.
Congrats on your first week! Enjoy every possible millisecond!
Glad to hear you guys are settling in and keeping busy! SO awesome to have your parents there. Someone to make you meals would be a game changer! I totally agree about loving their Daddy’s even more now. It’s pretty amazing to see! Glad you feel so good too.
We weren’t big fans of the swaddle around here either! Which, in hindsight was great because then we never had to transition OUT of the swaddle 😉
That’s great your parents are there and are HELPFUL 🙂 My in-laws were with us for the first three weeks, and let’s just say, next time my mom is staying with us! (At least you can boss your own mom around haha).
And totally agree about seeing your husband with your baby…it never gets old 🙂
Oh good, you’re still alive!
Sometimes I think I’d like a baby – I really like newborns – all they do is sleep. But then I wonder who would take care of it. Hahahahahaha
KIDDING. I think?
aww I love this post- It made me so emotional for some reason (what is my problem?! haha)- so happy to hear things are going well, and it’s great that your parents are able to go stay with you for a while! I think I would’ve cried once a day at this point 😉
Glad your first week is going well!! I’m impressed you only cried once! I am happy you have family there– what a huge help!!
Glad to hear things are going well 🙂 having your mom there is the best! Remember to take care of yourself- you did must have a baby! 🙂
I can just hear your love and happiness coming through in your post. That makes me smile 🙂
Yay for such an awesome first week!! I feel like you actually got out quite a lot for week 1, so that’s impressive. Hopefully you and Tyler get to have the anniversary dinner soon!
Woot you survived!! Bet your mom is loving all the newborn snuggles! Please send your mom over to my house to cook all the food! I’ll lend her some tongs so she can reach the top shelf!
awww yay! I’m so happy it’s going well for you!