Hi everyone! I just wanted to drop in, say hi and give a quick update about life.
First of all, having a baby is the BEST THING EVER! (Cue snickering from other parents.) Yes, I know it’s going to stink and be craaaazy hard at multiple points, but I am loving this. If you know me, you will know that I have wanted a tiny human of my own for decades. I have always wanted to be a mom. Always. I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t believe that this tiny baby is mine. I kiss his sweet little chubby cheeks constantly and I couldn’t be happier. Serious shout out to my perfect and amazing husband that has been my rock the entire pregnancy and now with the baby. He gets up and take the 4am feedings for me because he’s just that amazing. This is exactly how I pictured my life when I was younger and envisioned a family, and Ian is a HUGE part of why I’m so happy.
Alexander is 5 weeks old and weighs 11 lbs 1 oz. Crazy. He was born (3 weeks early) at 7 lbs 11 oz. He is a chunky baby and I looooooove it! I thought babies that were nursed were supposed to be skinnier. Haha, not mine! Granted, he eats (wait for it) 5-6 oz a feeding. Not kidding. Always has since he was 3 weeks old. He eats every 2-3 hours a day and every 4 at night. That’s a LOT of food. Hence the chubby little baby I have laying next to me.
Don’t worry, he’s sound asleep a foot away from me and the mamaRoo isn’t moving. He just likes laying on his side for naps occasionally. He has bad reflux as of last Thursday (don’t get me started on the nightmare that THAT’S been), so I relish any position that makes him comfy.
Post Baby Style
You guys… none of my clothes fit. Correction, the pants fit, the tops do not. I now understand what my busty friends have been complaining about for years. You guys weren’t kidding. If you pick something too loose, you look completely disproportionate and HUGE. If you pick something tight, you look like a prostitute. Nothing buttons up. It is RIDICULOUS and suuuuuper annoying. I think my style is going to be either hoodies, or drapey cardigans for this fall. That and wrap dresses. They actually fit and are quite comfortable. Maggy London and I are friends.
The obsession has gotten worse. I held off for a while, but now that the little guy can move around more and has chunked up a bit, I LOVE buying him clothes. So fun. Also, to celebrate losing (most of the) baby weight, I have been shopping for me. Mainly those drapey cardigans I was speaking about earlier, and shoes/boots. OOOOH! And I purchased some “joga” pants. They are jeans, but super stretchy. Not jeggings, as these are pretty thick, like jeans. I suspect they will be PERFECT for fall and winter to tuck into boots. I’ll try them out and let you know. (Not normally a Sliver jeans person, but I will TOTALLY try these.)
I will return to regular blogging soon, but honestly, this baby takes up a LOT of time. When I’m at home if I’m not holding him, I’m sleeping. That’s not really an exaggeration either. I am TIRED. Happy, but tired.
Until next time,