The transition to a mom of 2 has been…interesting. To be quite honest, I’m feeling very much in limbo. I expected to feel exhausted, and overwhelmed, but instead, I’m just…here. Existing. Maybe because Zoe doesn’t really “do” anything yet, aside from sleeping, looking, and nursing.
Speaking of nursing, LORD this child can eat! I spend a LOT of time nursing. Which would explain her 1lb per week weight gain. Sometimes she doesn’t even want to eat, she just wants to hug and hold my boob, to make sure it’s there. #okgirl.
Izzy seems to really love being a big sister. A little too much sometimes, so I have to tell her to give Zoe a little space, and remind her to be gentle. She loves “helping” with diaper changes, and rocking Zoe in her swing. She got to have her first trick or treating experience yesterday, which she seemed to really enjoy. We went to a few homes in our neighborhood, then came back home to give out candy to the other kids.
Unfortunately, after our HUGE potty training success, we have been experiencing a pretty serious regression. We just keep reinforcing the whole “big girls use the potty” thing, and hope for the best. Soon. Very soon.
I never did tell you guys the day Zoe was born, Izzy developed a tummy bug, which she spread to the whole family. And then immediately after I got past the tummy bug,the gums around my (impacted) wisdom tooth got infected, so badly that when I went to the dentist, I couldnt even open my mouth enough for them to do the standard xrays. So, to recap, in the span of 5 days, I gave birth, got a tummy bug, got an infected wisdom tooth. YAY ME. O_O But, I’m blessed, because as bad as it was, it CERTAINLY could have been worse.
Somebody announced Zoe’s birth on facebook before I could. That somebody won’t get “exclusive” info anymore. 🙂
The only thing keeping ANY hair on my head right now is that face that I promised Byron and Krissy I wouldnt cut it again. Cause really? I’m feeling like *snip snip* May be time for another set of braids.
It feels really strange to not have the baby bump anymore. Like, really, really strange. I actually weigh about 10lbs less than I did BEFORE I got pregnant. Despite my ravenous nursing appetite. So YAY! I’ll eat like I don’t have any sense for another couple of weeks, and then I’ll start being mindful again. I want to lose weight still, but not at the expense of my milk supply, so I have to be careful. ANd I definitely need to start some sit-ups or something.
Byron has been working from home to give me some time to adjust, but he’s returning to work on Monday. I’m concerned. But probably not about what you would think. I’m concerned that Izzy is going to TALK.MY.EARS.OFF. Which is no different than usual, but I’ve gotten used to being able to send her to talk to Byron, lol.
She’ll be 3 soon, which SHOULD mean preschool, but because of stupid rules in my county, she can’t attend because of her late birthday. We’ll still be finding her some sort of program for part time next year.
I’m SO ready to get back to work on Visual Luxe, but I know I can’t base it on how I feel now, so soon post-partum. I’m looking at reopening in January.
BUT I am still selling from my etsy shop, and bows (and tutu/tshirt/bow combos, $45!) make excellent Christmas gifts! Did you see Jas’s birthday outfit?! Swag! (Yes, i said swag. Fight me!)
There is a new look here on the blog, so please do click through to the site and check it out! I still have a few minor details to complete, but….I just had a baby, lol!