Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Going it alone

Posted by Mandy at 10:36 AM
Well, Clayton is back to work this week and all is well! It's our second day "going it alone" and I have to say that as much help as Clayton is when he's home, it is just WAY easier for him to be gone. lol Everyone that told me adding a third child to the family would be no big deal was so very right. I think a lot of that has to do with the baby I got... he's just about as content and quiet as a baby could possibly be. (unless he's hungry.. that's the ONLY time he fusses) Nights are going fairly well too. Right now Samuel is sleeping about 2/3 hours at a time, waking up to eat and get a diaper, and then back to sleep. (though at 4am he does want to wake up for about an hour.. ugh...) Carter is the hard one at night.. yes... still. I had that boy sleeping all night long in his own bed until right before Samuel was born and now it seems we're right back to square one. Clayton and I had decided a few nights ago that it just wasn't worth the battle and loss of sleep right now and we'd "fight it out" with him later on... but after he tossed and turned and kept me awake for HOURS on end last night beside me in bed... I am saying it's worth the fight NOW. Wish us luck... I have no idea what I did when I was pregnant with Carter to make him such a horrid sleeper... but I am so thankful he's the only one out of three that is like this. lol

One thing that I had not missed while I was pregnant was having to watch what I'm eating and exercising for weight loss... we're back to that.. sort of. One of my favorite things about breastfeeding is I can basically eat whatever I want, as long as I exercise, and still drop a lot of weight. One Sam decides to wean though... that's when the REALLY hard part starts! I hate having to watch what I eat. lol Right now I'm just getting really impatient (yes, already...) and I wish I could snap my fingers and have a waist line again. Must the baby belly hang around after the baby is out? Why does it have to take so darn long for me to get my midsection in working order again? Many of my friends and I have talked about how skinny you feel the first week after giving birth.. your stomach is so dramatically smaller! Then, as the weeks go on, you are still shrinking down, but you feel bigger. lol Patience is still not my strong suit I suppose.

I hear crying... must be feeding time!


Lou Arnold on Tuesday, 03 July, 2007 said...

Glad to know everything is going great. Call us if you need anything.

K.T. and her family of crafters. on Tuesday, 03 July, 2007 said...

I will be praying for you and Carter.I am sure he will be sleeping soundly soon.

I still havent lost my third baby weight...LOL.But I dont think you are going to have any problem.

Brandy on Wednesday, 04 July, 2007 said...

i was one of the lucky ones the first two times, but the third time, that baby belly really seemed to hang around for a long time. even once my weight had reached pre-pregnancy weight, the belly was still there.
we just 'finished' (we know that can change) training our 2 little ones to go to sleep on their own and stay all night. it took almost a full month before we could kiss them good night and walk out of the room, and them stay in the bed quietly. consistency has paid off, but man it was tough to stick with it. i know you can do it, you've done it before!

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