Just wanted to let you guys know that I've been lurking alot. I'm on here whenever I'm up at night feeding Sasha, I just don't like typing one-handed, lol...I'm so excited for amelia and susan - can't wait to read more birth stories! I so don't blame those of you who are sick of being pregnant. I'm so glad I'm not. It's only been 11 days since the birth, but it all seems miles behind me now. It's true, I do sleep much better now, even with four in our bed!
We had a doc appt today and Sasha is doing brilliantly. He's 7 lb 11 oz now. Birth weight was 7 lb 8 oz. He's gained 11 oz since our appt last week. Jaundice is almost gone, doc says he looks fantastic. Good ol' mama's milk! He's been nursing alot the last couple of days. He's a real boob man!
Went for another walk today, this time took both kids. For all my wonderful intentions, I'm wondering how long I can manage one in a stroller and one in a sling, especially if I'm grocery shopping etc. I just LOATHE double strollers, but I see one in my future. :-( If I'm out with just Sasha, the sling is great. But it's not easy when I'm pushing a stroller too. I'm hoping I'm just out of shape and it will improve with time (and recovery) but I'm feeling depressed b/c I just really, really wanted to avoid a stroller for Sasha. Emily didn't have one until she was almost 8 months old and it was no problem. But then I didn't live within walking distance of everything, either.
Like mirthfulmum said, I'm finding having 2 is not the horror show everyone said it would be. I plan ahead and so far manage to make it out the door on time for things, though I start well in advance, lol. I always have the diaper bag packed: I restock it whenever we get home. I think that helps alot. Still, I'm amazed at how much crap I have to lug around with me, lol. Anyways, I've had a couple of moments where I cried a little bit. Probably hormones. Feeling guilty when DD needed me and I couldn't be there. But those times have been pretty few and far between. I also feel guilty that Sasha spends alot more time out-of-arms than Emily ever did. He's in his bassinet alot, though I try to hold him as much as possible and DH holds him for me, too. Thank goodness for cosleeping, too. I love snuggling with him at night!! But you know, I think it's hard to get away from mommy guilt under any circumstances. I'm doing the best I can, and I guess I just have to be happy with that.
Okay, good labour vibes to our leaking mamas, and swift labours to the rest of you in waiting. Katie, I'd be going insane by now were I you: we all thought you'd be one of the first! Hang in there, mama...you know it will all be worth it!