News at Home: Baby Blues
Well the infamous baby blues have hit! Y’all, I never thought I was a stay-at-home mom type and now I know it, 100%. I love Dante and I am grateful to have the maternity leave to stay at home with him. But OMG I am so lonely and I feel the walls closing in on me. It’s hard to be home alone all day, everyday. My husband is working – today is actually his first day off since Dante was born! – and I my mom isn’t someone I can rely on… so I’ve been alone. And it’s been hard. I literally wait for 5pm eagerly anticipating my husband’s return from work. But I’m using the blog to keep me feeling connected. I go on a daily walk. And a couple good friends have called and come over. Today we’re going to my brother’s for dinner and I’m super excited.
That being said, Dante is doing really well. We had his 2 week appointment this week on Friday. He’s surpassed his birth weight – he was 7 lbs 9oz at birth. Now he’s 8 lbs 13 oz, which isn’t shocking since he eats 4oz every 3 – 4 hours!! He’s going to put us in the poor house… since we’re doing formula. Breastfeeding was a massive fail, which was pretty difficult for me emotionally, but I’ve gotten over it and am just relieved to not be trying anymore. It’s one less thing to worry about.
So, there has been a ton of joy and then there has been a few tears and meltdowns (Michelle will tell you, I’ve called her crying at least once). But I don’t think it’s anything out of the normal baby blues that all mom’s experience. Because having a newborn is hard.
The big surprise in all this is that with a newborn, I actually seem to have MORE time to blog. That whole being trapped in the house and feeling lonely is perfect for doing some blogging. I can work on a blog post or visit someone with Dante asleep in my arms (his favorite napping spot – I know, bad habits, but if he’s gonna cry everywhere else he wins). So we’ll see how long I keep it up, but as of now, I’m getting one blog post written every day and visiting blogs every day too.
Last Week on the Blog
- [1 Oct] Can you read a series in a Month? Challenge Sign Up Today! #seriesinamonth
- [3 Oct] Monthly Book Report ~ Month 9 of Year 2019 ~ Just an update on things.
- [4 Oct] #FitReaders ~ Operation Lose the Baby Weight!
- [5 Oct] #MyTBRL ~ October 2019 ~ #ReadforGrace
- [6 Oct] Sunday Post with Berls | Baby Blues
- [6 Oct] The Sunday Post ~ It was a good week until I got sick ~ Week in READview!
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
I’m ready to binge read… Can you read a series in a month? #signup
Just a Few Pregnancy Books I Read
Fit Readers Update October 1-4