I've been thinking of you all lately and am sending ELV for those who require.
We are doing alright on our front, I suppose. I am still pumping breastmilk and bottlefeeding dd#2. When my painful cracks heal up and I've gotten more sleep, I will try bfing again with dd. Also I am waiting to speak with my psychiatrist next week. I am feeling quite tired. Also a little bored being at home all the time and just doing baby stuff. I've been out a few times but find I pay for it later in the day with an energy crash.
Dd#1 has been adorable in her interest in dd#2. She also looks so big now in comparison!!! I do feel like I am on her case all the time trying to get her cooperation, and when she refuses (as is common for a 2.5 y.o.) I calmly, gently guide her to do "it" anyway. She is playing "angry" with me quite a lot. I wish I could be a more energetic connected mommy with her, but I'm just quite tired right now. I do make an effort to connect and play, but sometimes it's just not how she wants.
Oh well, it'll get better.
I am a bit nervous about being home with the two kids alone after 6 wks. I need to find a preschool for dd#1 because she's so active and needs stimulation. I CANNOT see how I will cope with her only on 3 hrs of sleep/night, yk? Anybody else with kiddos at home and a newborn who can share some strategies? TIA
Hugs to all