It’s hard to believe…t it’s already been three weeks since Graham was born!
We’ve been in the fast lane ever since. The first week home was spent getting to know each other and letting my body mend. The second week was over Christmas and we travelled home to my parents house (mom, baby and I via the train, Hubs came down in the car on Saturday). We spent several days with the family before coming back. Since then, the baby and I have spent our days together while Daddy is at work. I’ve had quiet days, crazy days, frustrating and exhausting days and a lot of really great moments.
This past week when Hubs was home on his day-off he was assigned daddy-duty while I got a break from the baby and did housework all day. I didn’t think that I would ever be so happy and cheerful to do housework all day, but I was that day! I was finally able to get a little caught up. I cleaned the kitchen, vacuumed, did the laundry, put fresh sheets on our bed and cleaned the bathroom. Things get disorganized very quickly when you have a new baby and I was grateful to have the hours to get everything put back in place.
The baby and I have been getting out of the house as much as possible. (Perhaps somewhat to the detriment of my own health – I caught a nasty head-cold after Christmas) Getting out of the house is necessary for me to maintain my sanity. It’s hard being out and about with a new baby, so when we get home I can appreciate it more. (As opposed to just being cooped up inside and starting to hate the surroundings)
Also,on New Year’s Day we left Graham with his aunt and uncle for a few hours so we could attend the company Christmas party. I was thrilled to get dressed up and go socialize with my past-co-workers, drink wine and have a few minutes to relax. The baby did exceptionally well and we will definitely being doing that again!
I’m starting to find ways to get things done with the baby. The other day I made a batch of yogurt. A few days later I was able to make granola, laundry detergent and a cheesecake (that was one of his sleepier days!). Fortunately these are all things that I have found I can do with just one free hand for the most part. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that are much easier to do with both hands – like type and post here! Two handed things are going to happen less frequently for the time being.
**I have every intention of getting back to posting about metabolic syndrome and the low glycemic diet – as well as everything else I have been posting about in the past months. Just bear with me as I continue to adjust and adapt to being someone’s mom. The time management side of things is a whole lot harder now than it’s ever been!*
I’ve been told the first six weeks are the hardest. The first three have been hard, but not impossible and it is getting progressively easier as he is getting older and as I am becoming more skilled as a mom. Just another three weeks of this and (according to others) we’ll be out of the hardest part.
Here are a couple of pictures from the past three weeks: