11.17.2014

Life Lately: A Newborn, A Toddler. and Postpartum Life

Hi!! It feels so good to back in this little space of mine on the internet.  I have missed my little slice of the internet so much over the past two weeks,  more than I thought I would!  I still have plenty of guest posts left for the next few weeks but I had to just pop in to say hi and fill you all in on life lately.

Matthew

      I can't believe he will be two weeks old tomorrow! It feels like he's been with us at least a month if not longer. It's amazing how quickly we're adjusting to having him and he just fits right in with the family.
Not gonna lie, I  forgot how exhausting the newborn sleep/eat schedule is. Especially when you're breastfeeding.  The longest stretch of sleep I've had in two weeks is 3.5 hours. I also forgot how hungry and thirsty breastfeeding makes you. I seriously cannot get enough water. Matthew is a mama's boy so far and only likes to be held. By me.  This is the opposite of Miller so it's been quite an adjustment. When Miller was upset he loved being put down in the swing or bouncer to chill out. Matthew likes to be held to chill out. Not the easiest with a demanding toddler around but we're making it work. I'm breaking out my Solley wrap today since it's Kyle's first day back at work and hoping that helps.  In general he's been such a good baby that I can't complain. He really only cries when he's hungry or having his diaper changed. Other than that he's just happy and content.

Miller 
    He's been really good with Matthew. He mostly just ignores him unless he's crying and then he's really interested in him. He's given Matthew a few of his toys and tried to give him a snack once. It was actually quite cute and my pediatrician said it's a really good sign that he's accepting of Matthew.  We are still working on him being "gentle" with him but it's hard since Miller still doesn't really understand what gentle means.   Most of the time that he's gotten upset over the past two weeks have been when I can't pick him up (because of my c-section). Thankfully we are just over that hump and I can pick him up again! We are having trouble with  Miller and staying asleep at night but we're not sure if that's related to baby Matthew or not. 

Life with two and Postpartum
   I think the hardest part about having two so far is that I really don't have any free time for myself.  It seems that every time I sit down to eat breakfast or just relax for a minute someone needs me.  I'm trying my best when Matthew is asleep to devote all my attention to Miller which of course means things like house chores, blogging, and showering get pushed to the back burner.  I know this is just a fleeting moment in my life and I will probably look back years from now and miss the days when I am so needed by little ones.
The one thing I can say is that even with a c-section you immediately feel better after having the baby!! I felt the same way after Miller, just not being pregnant feels better.  All of my swelling is gone and I'm already down 22lbs from the 38lbs I gained. 

I feel awesome after this c-section. I had such a rough recovery the first time so I was nervous the same thing would happen again. Thankfully it didn't and the adjustment at home has been easy. I'm pretty sure I have my anesthesiologist to thank for feeling so good, he was awesome!  I plan to post Matthew's birth story sometime soon and if anyone has any questions about c-sections feel free to ask.  I felt so good last week that I managed to not just shower but do my hair and get dressed in real clothes!! We then spent a wild and crazy Friday night at Wegmans grocery shopping and eating dinner.  I couldn't walk very far but it felt great to be out in the real world. 


Well I'm off to tackle the day! It's Kyle's first day back to work so wish us luck!



22 comments :

  1. Good luck! It takes some time to get into the swing of things with two so hang in there! Can't wait to hear his birth story and so glad you've had a great recovery. I was the same way, my first was horrible and the second was a breeze! I got up and walked much sooner the second time around and I think that helped a lot.

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  2. It sounds like you're doing so great adjusting, I'm sure its been tough with such little sleep! I'm so glad you're starting to feel better, and you look amazing! Can't wait to hear how the Solly wrap works with little Matthew!

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  3. Good luck today!! I'm so happy to hear thins are going so well and you're feeling good! Those boys are so adorable and you look amazing!!!

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  4. You go momma! I know that first day alone is a little scary, but you will make it through. Sounds like Miller is being a great big brother already, and Matthew is precious!!

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  5. New to your blog but, excited to read more! Congratulations on your new addition!! He's precious!! Good luck today flying solo!!

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  6. You look so great! So glad you are feeling well! I can't imagine having 2 babies to look after! Good luck today!

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  7. I'm so glad to hear that things are going so well with your recovery and with Miller's adjustment. No matter the age, that's always the biggest worry! Hopefully the boys will be on the same nap schedule soon so that you can also get some naps in. Maybe hire someone to come in and clean every other week so that you don't have to stress about that; the chores can wait!

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  8. You look gorgeous! That is awesome that your recovery has been better. Screw the chores! Snuggle with those babes!!

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  9. You gained 38 lbs? WHERE??? You looked so tiny all throughout... I wish I carried my baby weight as well as your do!!

    Miller and Matthew look so different, huh? Isn't it funny how you just assume they'll be twins, but siblings rarely are. Both equally adorable, of course :)

    And the word "gentle" made me laugh ---- We taught Trace that word really early on, when dealing with our dog. He pets her "gentle"... I never thought that would ever transition to a baby, but you're right! It'll totally come in handy when baby brother comes!!

    And lastly... I wish I lived nearby and could come over, for even an hour, just to give you some "me time" to sit and browse the internet, shower, blow-dry your hair or even get a nap in. You deserve allllll of that Mama!

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  10. You sound and look SO good!!! I was with my sister in law over the weekend who just had her first, and she did scare me a little with how veryyyyy little sleep you get those first couple of weeks.

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  11. oh my gosh - he is just so precious - every time you post a picture of him on Instagram I do a little happy dance - he is adorable!! You look wonderful girl :)

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  12. you look great!! and matthew is so cute! im glad you are adjusting to having the two and hopefully you will get some sleep soon. also good to know about your c-section recovery. I might have to have a c-section if my placenta doesnt move up so i'll be sure to bug you with questions if that happens ;) hug those babies! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. Your baby boys are way too precious and you look great in that photo! Hope you get back to feeling 100% ASAP :)

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  14. So glad you're recovering quickly! Looking great, mama and those boys are just so perfect ;)

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  15. Your boys are adorable! Glad you are recovering quickly and Miller is adjusting well to his new brother! :)

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  16. yay!! I've been waiting for one of these posts from you. I couldn't wait for an update! I'm so happy to hear that things are going well and that Kyle was able to stay home with you guys for these last two weeks!! I can only imagine how little "me time" you have these days and can just hope that the little bit of sleep you are getting is at least some good deep sleep!!! Been thinking about your family and you look amazing already. I'm so jealous. I can't wait to hear how it is to lose the last of the baby weight this time around compared to the first time!

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  17. So glad to hear that all is going well with you guys! Sounds like Miller's doing a great job with the adjustment. And you look great! I agree, my recovery the second time around was much easier! Hang in there mama.

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  18. you look great and it sounds like you guys are adjusting so well! I had such an easy time with my c-section so I hope next time around when that happens will be just as well. congrats on that sweet boy. and man do I remember how good it felt to finally get dressed for real/ showered/ hair dried /all that.

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  19. Aww so precious! Glad to hear your doing so well so soon! Hang in there, your right the tough sleepless days will soon be gone.

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  20. Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!!

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  21. Love your scarf! Glad to see you back! You'll find a good balance and time for you!

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  22. You are awesome!! I'm so glad for an update! Matthew and Miller are both so so precious! My mother in law recently shared an article she read about being a stay at home mom to young kids. The gist of it was the inability to do anything for yourself or two handed ;). She said she felt bad for me after reading it - although I'm sure you and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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