A Day With Evelyn
Let me just be real honest about something real quick. Maternity leave is NOT all fun and games and watching television all day and sleeping in. I knew having a newborn was going to be an adjustment and sleep was going to be a thing of the past but let me tell you.....being a momma is hard work!!
I've been lucky enough about twice to actually get 4 hours of sleep at one time. I feel like time is going by so fast because of the strict schedule I'm on with nursing and pumping and feeding myself and laundry and bills and on and on and on and on.....
I know Evy isn't even a month old yet, (She is 3 weeks today) but I think I have high expectations to get her on a schedule. She eats every 3 hours during the day and she has been a rock star when it comes to this. She is on target!! But come her late evening feeding around 8 there is no laying her down. Sometimes she will eat three times in a 2 hour span. I've done all I can to help sooth her. Burp her, change her, feed her, rock her, put her in her Momaroo and then do these things all over again. Nothing works. She screams in her Momaroo, I cry on the couch. The nights have been pretty rough.
When she finally decides to fall asleep I feel like I will not be able to face the next day but as soon as it's time for her morning feeding I am wide awake and ready to face the day with her. I keep hearing and reading "Sleep when the baby sleeps." Well let me tell you now that is a bunch of crap. When she is sleeping I have stuff to do. Bills, laundry, bathing, eating, pumping, blogging, taking care of Phoebe, taking picture after picture of my sweet little bird. I just love her so much I cannot help but capture every face she makes, even if 20 pictures are all of the same face :)
"How many pictures are you going to take of me today?"
Our belly button appeared last week so it was time for our first official bath.
Of course I cannot leave this baby out.
I just love these toes!
"The camera? Again?"
Had to get pics of the Piglet hat before it won't fit that head.
"Just doing some tummy time."
It's pretty ridiculous the amount of pictures that are taken of her daily. But one day I will look back and be thankful that I have them. She won't need to search very much for pictures for her wedding slide show :)
Happy Three Weeks Old!