Wednesday, May 30, 2012
It's Hard to Know Where to Start
I've felt like being a parent has had such a steep learning curve. Initially I was constantly texting my mom and sister, researching this or that on the internet, and just trying to figure various things out. I'd guess 75% or more of the questions related to breastfeeding, which has been a very challenging experience, but something I haven't felt quite comfortable quitting. I could write several posts on this topic, but I'm not really sure anyone (understandably) cares :) Thankfully I've finally found a groove with feeding Jackson, and he's thriving. In fact, he's downright chunky, and I absolutely love it. All in all, I'm finally gaining confidence, and I feel like I really know Jackson and his needs now.
Thankfully Jackson is a wonderful sleeper and has been sleeping 8-12 hours straight most nights for at least 6 weeks now (unless he breaks out of his swaddle, which means I reswaddle him and he's back asleep within 5 minutes). And while I'm still not used to getting up at 5 a.m. that's the beauty of not working--I don't have to focus/concentrate so it's okay if I'm a little groggy plus I can nap when he does. It's funny to me that I accomplish so much now by the time I use to get up for work (8 a.m.), and I'm not even "working." Staying at home has also meant more time with my family and having the flexibility of day-trips to my hometown. And since my husband works from home, I even get to hit the pool for a few hours here and there.
p.s. I'm thankful that my husband's traveling has slowed down, and he's home much more now.