Friday, July 24, 2015

One Week

Where has the last week gone?! Reuben is one week old. I feel like he's always been a part of our lives. I feel like he belongs here. I also have no time. Please don't ask me if I've remembered to brush my teeth. When you don't have a "night" anymore it's kinda hard to remember to brush your teeth. Actually I should be sleeping right now since baby is sleeping, but I have things to do. People who sleep when your baby sleeps--when do you shower? When and how do you use the bathroom or do laundry?

this helps!
Honestly so much has happened I don't know if I can articulate it all, much less grasp my emotions. I filmed Reuben's birth story, and will post that video as soon as I get around to adding some pictures to it. Who knows when, because I have no free time. Taking care of an infant is a full time job, and also requires someone to take care of me as well--because I literally do not have enough arms. And until yesterday I couldn't even control when I would pee, so yeah. Take that into consideration. Sitting down still hurts, but it's a lot better. I can walk without shaking. However, I can't walk far without running out of breath. And I have a tiny human who needs me.

He is so tiny guys. And I love him so much. I knew breastfeeding would be hard, and it is! What I didn't know is that putting clothing on an infant is like trying to wrestle a cat into a paper bag. Poor Reuben. Good thing its July and he really only needs clothes for bedtime. I have no idea why the onset of a diaper change or onesie makes him scream bloody murder but it does. New experiences, I suppose. I always feed him after and it does help calm him!

So far my two favorite items are the boppy and my nipple cream. The boppy helps me achieve so many breastfeeding positions comfortably, and I am sure you can guess what the cream does. Also, I seem to have birthed a kid that does not ever want to be put down. Like ever, or he will instantly cry and wake up. The only thing that I can put him in is the boppy. Apparently it feels like a hug. I literally could not live without it.

So how are you guys? Has time stopped for you, too?

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