MESSY HOUSE/SUPER GLUE BABY
Ok, it's becoming apparent to me that I completely forgot how immobilized I would be with a newborn. It's been 5 years since my last newborn and I guess I got way too used to my autonomy and 8-9 hours of sleep each night. We even hired a FT mother's helper this time around (she hasn't held the baby yet though---I have issues with non-family holding my babies!) and my house still looks like a tornado went through it. How is it possible that even with a set of extra hands that things aren't getting done! I'm looking around me and I just can't believe the mess. It's not dirty, it's just cluttered everywhere. Toys all over the place.
How do you mamas do it?? I can't believe I've done this in the past with a toddler in tow and two other kids under 7 as well. How did I ever get through it? Mind you, I have a baby who was born with a tube of super glue...he hasn't been put down since his birth (ok, well this week, he has---he was willing to sit in a bouncy seat through two showers...well almost through...I had to make them 3 minute showers! LOL) Clearly I have to lower my expectations here but I can't help but feel like I'm doing something wrong when I read on the October DDC (my old DDC before I miscarried in March) about babies sleeping 5-10 hour shifts a night since a couple of weeks old. WTH! I can't even put my son down next to me in the bed, never mind in the $150 co-sleeper next to the bed.
DAIRY---I think my son is having issues with dairy. Three days in, my midwife suggested that I take dairy and gluten out of my diet because he was pretty fussy. I did for over 2 weeks until we saw a kinesiologist who muscle-tested him and said it's not dairy or gluten but eggs, nuts and soy. Okay, great! So she treated him for the egg issue. We'll go back for the others. A few days ago, I started eating dairy again...yum, cheese!!!! Now, I'm paying for it. We're on night 3 of super super restlessness (ie- I got 2 total hours of sleep each night). He is waking/stirring/fussing constantly...a couple of times an hour even when he's in my arms or at the breast. Then yesterday he woke with a pimply rash all over his face and he spit up a few times for the first time ever too. He hasn't pooped in over 48 hours when he was going every day. So much for kinesiology being accurate! I did start eating grains and gluten again...maybe it's the grains?? I dunno. I guess I'm going to eat paleo/primal for the next 1-2 years! I want cheese!
How are you guys doing!?!?! Please commiserate! I need company in this!