Man oh man.
Just like that it’s been 10 weeks with our girl Molly.
I’ll tell you, time is flying. It seems like it was just July and we were having a baby and now it’s almost October!
I’ll say, month 2 was easier than month 1. Molly is less temperamental and seems to be a little easier to please. She’ll even sit in her swing for more than 5 minutes.
I love it when people ask if she’s sleeping through the night. Um …. no. We wake up at least twice if not more to eat. The plus is she has figured out her days and nights and typically falls right back asleep after she eats. However, the whole “once their 12 lbs they sleep through the night” rule is a joke. We’re weighing in at 13 lbs and I don’t see us sleeping through the night anytime soon.
I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. This shit is so incredibly hard. The baby stuff is getting easier but that doesn’t make the relationship stuff any less challenging. Anyone who thinks a baby “fixes” a relationship is so very confused.
I don’t wear exhaustion well so sleep deprivation hasn’t helped my ability to communicate with my husband. There are days where I feel like it’s just me. And not because he doesn’t do anything. But because it is just a lot of me and Molly.
Breastfeeding is a women’s job and can be so exhausting. There are many days and nights where I feel like I’m attached to her, literally. I’ve been pumping and Danny can help out with some of the feedings but it’s challenging because getting ahead is so very hard.
Working out is my release. It is my time to checkout from everything and alleviate my stress. Luckily I have a supportive group of people at the gym who will keep their eyes on Molly while I workout. I finally feel like I’m getting my groove back.
I’m within a few pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight but my body is still not where it used to be. I don’t fit into my pre-pregnancy pants and my belly is still very jiggly. Slowly but surely though I’m making improvements and getting back to that pre-pregnancy bod.
Even though it has all been a challenge, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m enjoying being able to watch Molly grow and see the small changes that occur every single day.
Just this week she started staying with a family friend full time during the week. The plus is she is very close to the gym so I can go visit her while I’m at work 🙂 While I miss her dearly during the day, it is nice to have an uninterrupted work day & finally feel like I’m getting things accomplished again!
We can’t wait to see what the next month brings <3