Sunday, July 6, 2008


Well it's Been 27 days (almost 1 month) since MT's arrival. I am listing out things I have learned, still learning, haven't mastered, and fear thus far.

  • He has been out in public and I am starting to feel comfortable taking him places.
  • I have packed him up and left the house by myself a total of 2 times. (I guess I do rely on E too much)
  • I still have not figured out the best approach in leaving the house to run errands is. I am bottle feeding, I have ice packs to keep my milk cold and such We have a somewhat routine down. MT wakes up, change diaper, feed, play or talk to him or swing or floor gym time, sleep ... this cycle repeats itself about every 2.5-4 hours during the day. The rhetorical question is - When will I feel comfortable to feed him and change him in public. Right now we will change his diaper, feed him, make sure I have pumped, then head out, do our thing and rush back before the cycle has to start all over again.
  • He has not had any crying fits longer than 10 minutes if that. He is genuinely a very happy and content baby.
  • E and I have only had 2 yelling matches. They both were hormonal induced. I was at fault and quickly apologized. I had expectations that had not been verbalized and E is no mind reader. He told me that he expected more abuse from me - maybe I should do more ;)
  • I meant to add moisturizing antibacterial soap to the most have list. It seems all I do is wash my hands these days.

It's all a work in progress - so much more to write but now i have to go wash laundry and make dinner .. back when I get more time. Of Course, Ill leave a picture (he is still wearing newborn outfits - but i swear he is changing and growing. I put him in 0-3 months, he drowns


Photobucket (o-3 months)


Jen said...

I can't believe it has been that long!

He gets cuter every time I see a new picture!

Amanda said...

It does get sooooo much harder to leave the house once you have the baby. It's one of those things where sometimes I get too overwhelmed to even deal with it, especially if I havent showered and I cant get her calm enough to get myself ready. I had no idea until I was there!!!

Marcy "meg" said...

I can't believe it has almost been a month! Wow! It sounds like you guys are doing just fine... I know it will get easier for you each time you leave the house.

How much does MT weigh now?

Kate said...

Amen on the hand lotion/soap! My hands are a MESS!

Sugar&Ice said...

It's funny how gigantic their clothes are at first. So cute!

I think every mom has a different comfort level when it comes to taking the baby outside the home. I know I was a lot more selective about where I went after Lila was born simply because going through all the trouble simply wasn't worth it all the time. You'll get more comfortable as he gets older and you get more experience. It's just like anything else, practice makes perfect.

Photogrl said...

So cute!

It took forever for my daughter to fit into 0-3, too!

As for leaving the house, it will get easier, I promise.

Kathy V said...

THat short set is cute but you are right it seems as though he is swimming in it.