Hey, I think this is how we can use our due date club boards. Instead of posting in Life With a Babe, we can keep track of one another here. Plus, we can keep closer to those in waiting. Right? Correct me if I'm wrong!
So, Cicely is 3 weeks old now. I can't believe how fast it's gone by! She's been gaining a pound+ each week and is now a little over 10.5 lbs. (.5 more to go to a Bebeluna or Citizenfong newborn!) She eats really well, has slept really well until recently. I'm chalking that up to the 3 week growing spurt. Here are the latest pictures of her I took this morning. Cicely
Jude is doing really well adjusting right now. He gives kisses and is patient and re-nightweaned (THANK GOD!). He was waking up more than she was and always wanting to nurse. But, things have cooled down now. He likes nursing with her and rubs her head very sweetly as she's latched on. On the downside,it seems he's adopted a dreaded toddler behavior -- pooping and smearing it on the walls if we don't change his diaper right away.
Me, I'm doing so much better here at 3 weeks than I was with Jude at 3 weeks. I'm taking Blue-Green Algae to help with mood and it's working BEAUTIFULLY! Plus, I'm not as sleep deprived as I was with newborn Jude. That helps a lot. I'm just now ready for some alone time though. I need a good 30 minutes today to just be alone without kids. I might go for a walk.
So, this is my latest thinking. I was e-mailing Mamaroni bout this. Excuse the copy/paste of it, Colleen. Anyway, I was just thinking -- I feel myself really mourning that I won't be pregnant again. I mean, I really don't want any more children. I feel quite blessed with my two healthy kids. It's such a leap of faith to bring another child into a family and I don't want to make that leap again. And, pregnancy means another child to take care of after birth. BUT, I get sad when I think of never being pregnant again. Never feeling that life inside or watching with amazement as your body grows and grows. It's just really hit me the last couple of days. Knowing that this will be my last baby and my last pregnancy is already over. Hmm, maybe I should go post this on March mamas so the ones in waiting will be reminded to enjoy their last few days with baby inside. Can anyone else relate or am I certifiable?
Looking forward to reading updates from all of you!