We are making it through our first week at home and I am . . . sooooo . . . tired. I get the "night shift" because the German has to get up and go to work in the mornings. I know that I should sleep in the afternoons when the Dude is asleep, but I find it hard to sleep during the day. At night is another story. Getting up to see if the Dude is breathing lasted all of a day. Now I sleep when he sleeps and only wake up when he starts making sounds.
As promised, a photo. His eyes are not brown though. They are blue. The photo-corrector changed them. Isn't he cute?
Everyone said, "Children will change your life." I just was not prepared for how much it changes everything; everything from sleep patterns to life's priority list. I suddenly see my life in an entirely different light, and I think there may be other changes on the horizon.
In the two weeks since I had the Dude, I have already fallen behind in the Super-Mom sweepstakes. I gave up breastfeeding after a week and a half. Because of my blood problems I was not producing enough milk and I was constantly in a panic about how much he was eating. Since we started bottle feeding him, he is sleeping longer and putting on weight. Although I admire women who breastfeed and really wanted to do it myself, I can see now that the bottle is best for both him and me.
The second damage to my Supermom status: I use a pacifier. I heard a lot of different things about this over the past two weeks, some strongly for and some against. Let me tell you, the Dude's binky is worth its weight in gold! He doesn't use it all the time, but it is great when changing his diapers and he is getting fussy.
Right now I have a question for the parents who read the blog: When will I be able to sleep again? Come on . . . throw me a bone.