Despite not sleeping, Nash has been easier than the first time around with June. I only woke him up to feed him every three hours for the first few days, and then I let him sleep as long as he would before feeding him. With June I went out to eat when she was 3 weeks old- with Nash I went out to eat when he was 4 days old. It took 5 months before breastfeeding was totally pain free with June, with Nash I can say it's pretty much pain free this week- at 6 weeks old. ( I have also been on a strike with the breastpump. I hate that thing and I was determined to not use it if I could help it. And I haven't! No cows here!) Yes, most things are coming much faster and easier than with June.
|No sleep starts.... now!|
|YaYa doing her thing|
|PaPa doing his thing (watching Days of our Lives on a break from endless cooking and dishes!)|
|At the zoo! We went on this outing when Nash was almost two weeks old. I don't think I hardly left my bedroom before June was two weeks old, much less to go to the zoo!|
|They helped out so much!|
|Mom's expression is awesome!|
|Picnic at Julia Davis park before Yaya and Papa went home|
|The right is one month old- a little chubbier!|
|Loving our double stroller for walking around the North End.|
|June is already finding ways to play with Nash- here she is playing Night night!|
|Here she played stickers with him!|
With June I described the first three weeks as "heavenell"- part heaven, part hell! This has been night and day easier- even with having a toddler around. Even though each night that goes by with several wakings, I find each day, somehow, feels almost normal. You learn to live on less sleep. But when I do get a full night's sleep- we can all go to happy hour together to celebrate!