- Being a mom is the best and by far, the hardest thing I've ever done
- With that being said, there have been tears almost daily on my end...both happy tears and tears out of frustration
- I've never enjoyed my workouts more than I have now....I need that hour in the morning to start my day off on the right foot even if it's at 5:30 AM
- I plan on going back to work part-time at the end of December and I think this is the right decision for me. I always thought I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom but I'm going crazy sitting at home all day with no adult interaction and going back part-time will be the best of both worlds
- It's true when everyone says the days go by slow but the weeks go by fast. I can't believe she'll be 1 month old on Tuesday but at the same time, when I'm home with her by myself for 12 hours Monday-Friday, the hours just drag by...especially when she's fussy
- Lack of sleep hasn't really bothered me but I will say, once Lucy is asleep at night, we usually get anywhere from 3-5 hours stretches of sleep without her waking up so it hasn't been that bad....
- But the worst part of each day is trying to get her to sleep at night when she typically cries for 1-2 hours before falling asleep
- I can't wait until we can get her on more of a schedule. I feel like I can never leave the house with her because I don't know when she's going to go down for a nap, wake up from a nap, or want to eat
- I never thought I'd change so many diapers in the backseat of my car in just a few short weeks
- Breastfeeding has actually been a bit easier than what I anticipated but I'm glad that I've been pumping also to start building up a stash so I can leave the house and someone else can feed her
- My biggest fear when I was pregnant was Todd & I not having enough time for the two of us and so far, I was right. Once he gets home from work between 6:30-7:00 PM, we eat dinner and then pretty much start getting Lucy ready for bed and trying to get her to sleep. I'm hoping this will change once she's able to fall asleep better but that could be wishful thinking.
- I think I'm going to enjoy when Lucy is a bit older and can actually interact more. Not that I don't love this newborn stage but it can be frustrating when she's fussy and I can't always help her or calm her down especially when she doesn't take a pacifier.
- I've never looked forward to the weekends more than I do now since it means Todd will be home which means an extra set of hands and more time with him
- Todd has been such a great dad, not that I expected anything less, but he's definitely more patient & calm which helps at night when I'm about to pull my hair out from hearing a crying baby
- And of course, I think that we have the cutest baby around!
Already holding on tight to her "purse"
Her onesie says it all...my future running partner
Awake and happy...a rare moment!