• Waylon’s baby acne is seriously out of control. I know it’s normal, but damn, it’s really unfortunate. Is there anything I can do about this? I know it’s not bothering him, but honestly, it’s kind of bothering me. It really looks awful.
  • Ditto the cradle cap. My poor little boy is definitely at an awkward stage right now. Any cradle cap remedies, friends? I’m all angsty about my crusty, scaly baby.
  • I’ve been avoiding the Lactation Consultant because of our 2-bottles-a-day decision. The thing is, the 2 bottles a day are working for us. GB gets to feed Waylon (which he loves); I get about 2 hours of sleep at one time (the most I sleep all day–I usually get about an hour at a time); and Waylon gets some extra calories. And he doesn’t seem to be having any trouble switching between the bottles and the Magic Boob (we’re using these bottles, which I think might help). But I know that the LC is not going to be okay with the bottle decision, even though I think it’s going pretty well. And I’ve stopped using the syringes to supplement, since he’s getting more in the bottles. So yeah. I’m avoiding the LC, because I am pretty sure she’s going to yell at me. Or at least look Very Disappointed, and freak me out about Waylon not wanting to breastfeed, which is clearly not the case.
  • I’m avoiding her SO much that I bought a baby scale. You know, so I don’t have to be all dependent on taking him to her for the weight checks. Yes, it really is a whole new level of avoidance for me. Anyway. The scale is coming today, so I can check his weight here at home….then, I figure, if he’s gaining okay I can either go see her, or not…and if he’s lost weight or isn’t gaining well, I can, um, maybe talk to the pediatrician instead.
  • I might have some issues. I’m just saying.
  • I’m amazed at how long these days are, hanging out here with Waylon. I’m trying to figure out how to get us out of the house, but it’s not going so great yet. Mostly, I’m just trying to figure out how to negotiate normal daily stuff. It’s challenging. I have no idea how y’all do this. But I’m hoping I learn soon…
  • I did finally get a sling that I like, so that will help, eventually. I love that I can put it on while I’m already holding Waylon–a huge improvement over the pouch slings, for us. Yesterday I actually went to 7-11 with him in the sling…okay, only about half a block, but it’s a start.
  • Have I mentioned the not-sleeping? Yeah. In six weeks, there have been about three times I’ve slept for 2-3 hours. Mostly, I sleep in 45-60 minute bursts. I feel like a zombie all the time. It’s getting old.
  • Challenge of the day: I have to figure out how to do a load of laundry. Actually, I think I may have to wait for GB to get home for that. I’m not sure I can figure that out. (It would involve taking Waylon out to the laundry room out back…and I’m not sure I’m coordinated enough to manage all that in the sling.)
  • Dudes. If I can’t do a load of laundry (or eat, or sleep, or use the bathroom….) how the hell am I going to finish my dissertation this year? I haven’t worked on it in months, and I can’t even begin to imagine how to work on it now.
  • Angsty bullets aside, we’re mostly doing okay. Waylon is 6 weeks old now! And I think the Zoloft is kicking in, because I’m angsty, but feeling like I’ll figure this all out eventually. Which is an improvement.
  • Oh–and Waylon is smiling now! Which kind of really does make it all worthwhile. Really, I can’t get enough of those smiles. I haven’t gotten one on film yet, but I’m working on it.
  • How are you guys?

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