Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Check, Check...1, 2..1, 2..
Is this thing on?
I'm s l o w l y starting to emerge from a baby coma.
The good news: So far (knock on wood) she's a delightful little baby. She still sleeps a lot (knock on wood) and in general has an easy going disposition. (Ahem...knock on wood). Her sisters love and adore her. Natch. B still has a couple weeks off and is helping a lot, especially with night time feedings. Ever since my postpartum post I've had a lot of people ask, "Sooo, how are you doing?" And the answer is pretty good actually. I decided to start medication right away and while it hasn't been long enough to fully kick in, I'm glad I made the decision to be pro-active about my PPD this time around instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop. That being said, I'm still being mindful about my overall well being and wouldn't exactly say I'm-out-of-the-woods. I've had the help of some good friends as well... again so glad I was pro-active and emailed friends ahead of time.
Also, she's beautiful. And I really love her.
The so-so news: While I'm feeling pretty well overall I'm having a really hard time sleeping. Not because of the baby, but in general I'm having a hard time falling and staying asleep--even when the wee babe is fast asleep herself. My husband--the rockstar, my rock--is really helping out in this department and I'm so, so grateful for him. He is really amazing you know. Any sleep tips you'd like to share? Meditation, vitamins, acupuncture....I'm all ears.
Speaking of ears, it has now come to my attention that my 3 year old has the loudest voice in the world. Truly, her regular speaking voice is a couple notches up from the norm. We've actually known this a while and have a secret code word for her when she's talking too loud (tooth fairy tip-toes! That's our code word...) and have even had her hearing checked (s' all good). We have been trying for months to turn the volume down with little success. Now that the baby is here though it has become a part time job/hobby of mine. I know she's a newborn and not too bothered with sounds, but with babies I just become super-noise sensitive. Can't help it. Also, it's just giving me a headache.
But enough about me...how are you guys doing? You know what I just decided I need? A good laugh. If there's anything funny (not offensively so) that you can link to will you post it below? If I can laugh a little or a lot everyday I think that will go a long way.
I know...not even a picture today. Such is life...