Somewhere around 3-4 weeks babies just seem to "wake up"... the alert/awake periods get longer and they need more stimulation and active interaction. It's adorable to have an awake-ling but enjoy the sleepy newborn phase since it's never gonna come back!
We took our first real "outing" today to pick up veggies at our CSA (the pick up is at the farmer's market). I had high hopes but it was a real crash and burn.
DS was fine and loved the moby, my stitches were sore since t's a 10-15 minute walk into the market and the same back out but I'd planned on that (hot day+walking = sweaty+ouch!), and I had hopes for getting an iced coffee and a few pictures by the lake. Well, dd2 screamed/cried/yelled/stomped feet the whole time. She screamed on the car trip there, screamed on the walk, screamed at the market, screamed on the walk back, screamed on the way home. Just non-stop unrelenting 2yo temper tantrum for almost 2 hours.
So no pictures, no coffee, no slow walk to minimize ouchies. And now that we're home the crankies have spread... my 4yo is upstairs stomping and yelling and acting out too. It's crazy. This sort of massive meltdown is really unusual and of course my undercarriage is a total wreck and I feel cruddy too so I'm struggling as well. How the heck am I going to manage this week?
We have a dr visit every day Tues-Fri (including one visit for vax and one for me to have my sutures checked), preschool starts Wed, dd2 has therapy Wed as well, we are flat out of groceries so there needs to be a shopping trip, and dh is back at work. It's also dh's birthday, an ICAN meeting, and the first Sunday of church this coming week. I had figured that Tor would arrive on or before his 8/7 due date and I'd have most of August to adjust... but with him arriving on the 22nd I'm in hard core hormonal/physical recovery land and am about to get slammed!