LBZ certainly is as much work as any newborn, but we are seriously enjoying every minute with our new family member.
He is nursing like a champ. I am so happy that our nursing relationship is going so well. BBZ and I had such a great nursing relationship, I hoped to have as good of one with LBZ, and so far so good! He nurses about every 2-3 hours around the clock and sometimes surprises me with a 4-5 hour stretch, but it is rare. It's difficult, but I'm managing.
Sleep is such a funny thing. Sure, I need it, but I am operating ok on how much less I am getting than before. I have not been feeling well, which has been wearing me down. I have a bad cough and have a dr appointment this afternoon. Hopefully he can let me know why whatever this is keeps hanging on. LBZ has a cough too, but luckily no fever or anything that would force me to take him to the doctor. I hate that he has this cough, but luckily his immune system is keeping it at bay.
We had BBZ's 3rd birthday party this past weekend, which was so much fun! I was super tired afterwards, but BBZ had such an amazing time, I'm really glad we still had the party. N basically did everything for the party anyway. He did the menu, shopped, prepared all of the food and even did most of the clean-up the next day. It was a lot of work and he pretty much did it all. I love him so much. He has stepped up in so many ways around here lately. I'm one lucky lady.
My mom left yesterday after being here for one day short of a month. It was so great to have her here and I miss her already. I hate that they live so far away. Especially with the boys being so little and changing so much so fast. She will be back after Thanksgiving to watch LBZ for 2 weeks when I go back to work. I wanted to wait a while before sending him to daycare, so since she is coming in town, he will be 3 months old before he has to start. That sure seems so young though!
I am already a little nervous about going back to work. It's still a while away, but the idea of being away from my sweet baby boy sucks. The best thing is that the boys will be together. BBZ is super excited about having his baby brother at his school, and I know and trust this place so much it won't be as though we are leaving him somewhere brand new, but it is still a scary thought.
I'm feeling very anxious about my baby weight. With BBZ, I didn't know how I would lose the weight. I didn't know how long it would take or if it would be easy or hard or anything. It was all unknown. This time, I know I lost it all pretty quickly last time and expect the same now. I am so tired of wearing maternity clothes and sweatpants! I realize that it has only been 2 weeks, but I am getting impatient. I found a post that said I still had 10 pounds left when BBZ was 6 weeks old, so that gives me an idea of where I should be, but I still have 20 pounds to go, and I can't wait to wear real jeans and put my ring back on!
I did manage to squeeze my ring on my finger today for a few hours, but it got tighter and uncomfortable, so I took it off. Hopefully in the next week or so I'll be able to wear it all the time again. I miss my pretty ring!
Overall, we are doing so well. LBZ fits just prefectly in our lives and BBZ seems to love his new role as big brother. I am smitten with my boys and loving life!
Here are some photos from the hospital and the early days as a family of 4!
My girlfriends who visited us in the hospital.
My sweet boys :)
Laura took some beautiful photos for us...