Superwoman I'm jealous you can manage all of that by yourself. I'm nervous about when DH goes back to work. I know I'll survive and just learn how to deal, but I am nervous already, especially with my moods the way they were today.....
We call Dylan "chunky monkey". I love fat babies!
Coconut oil... I'm trying this tomorrow!! Jasper got a rash the first week because the bili lights give them diarrhea. It was a bad yeast rash, so the dr prescribed nystatin. It's gotten better, but it's still not gone. I have the California Baby cream and it does nothing. In fact, it seems to irritate him when I put it on. I need some calendula cream... I love that stuff.
Katie, I've lost my weight but I'm seriously disliking my body right now, anyway. It's funny because this was the size I was before I got pregnant. Now, I look in the mirror and wonder how I used to think I looked okay. I'm really bummed about my tummy... I'm just sure there's no way it will ever look normal again after three babies. Luckily, I'm so busy with the baby that I don't have much time to dwell on it.
Jasper is great. Most days, he takes a couple good naps where I can put him down. He gets cranky in the evenings, but nothing I can't manage. He is almost always asleep for the night by ten and then wakes up every 2-3 hours to nurse. He's a great side nurser, so I don't have to do much. Actually, he's been such a nursing champ since day one... I've been so lucky in that department! He latches on without help sometimes and does a great job. And he handles my strong letdowns with no problem. I didn't have engorgement or soreness issues... Of course, he did gain 5oz overnight one time... Sometimes I call him fat boy. and chubby monkey.
I think the toughest thing for me is that dh is gone all week. Sometimes it feels like I've gone for days without putting Jasper down. My arms are so tired! Today, he had tummy issues so there were no naps. Just lots of fussing in my arms. So no showering, no making lunch, etc, which is normal with a baby. It would be nice if I had a little relief to look forward to in the evenings... Oh well. I am appreciative of all this special time I get to spend with him!
I'm managing to keep the house from being a total disaster. The kids are all cared for and fed, though probably we could be eating better. Everyone has made it to school/ practice/ events. The bills are paid almost on time. We have groceries and clean laundry. So I guess I'm doing okay so far as a mom to four without adult help!
Whew... Long post. Making up for not posting, I guess!