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3 weeks new

3 weeks postpartum. k
I was going to post this yesterday, but it was a rough day and I wasn’t able to write what I wanted because Astrid wouldn’t let me put her down and she wouldn’t take a nap. It was one of the first days since we’ve been home that I’ve actually broken down and cried. I had to give her to Geoff as soon as he walked in the door because I was just exhausted. I didn’t even get to eat a legitimate lunch because I couldn’t put her down without her crying. That was tough because breastfeeding has made me ravenous and I really just want to be eating 24/7, but that’s not always possible. Speaking of breastfeeding – it’s freaking hard, and awesome, and weird and just all of the things really. I’m my baby’s own personal food machine and that gives me a lot of mixed emotions. It’s awesome but at the same time my husband gets to sleep through the night while I have a little person literally attached to me two to three times throughout the night. I know I could pump, but the truth is – it’s a lot of work. I also can never find the right time to do it and I never get more than 2 ounces out at a time so it hasn’t been at the top of my list. I would like to start pumping more though so I can create a stash of milk for when I go back to work. I have to figure out some kind of routine. It’s fascinating and exhausting all at the same time and I actually have a lot more to say about that as well as the not so lovely parts of postpartum, but I’ll spare you all that talk and only throw a handful at you at a time…lol.

I am SO looking forward to my six week check up and getting the okay to start exercising so I can get my body back to a pre-pregnancy state. I’ve taken some photos of myself now to compare to when I start exercising and making changes, but I haven’t decided if I’m going to share them or not. I thought they would hold me accountable for my own actions when it comes to exercising and taking care of myself. I’ve also scheduled a new Stitch Fix to arrive at the beginning of May and I’m excited to pamper myself a little bit. Next on my list is a hair cut…but I have mixed emotions about chopping my hair. When I say mixed emotions I mean I want to cut my hair so that I don’t always have to wear it up because it gets in the way while nursing, but it looks so pretty when I take the time to actually do it (which is like almost never, let’s be real). See my problem? I think all women have this issue on a daily basis and they aren’t even necessarily trying to keep their hair out of their nursing baby’s eyes and mouth and hands every day. The struggle is real guys. What do you think I should do…to cut or not to cut? I can support my case with some pictures next post if you’d like.

So I really wanted to get a wrap to carry Astrid in because our stroller is in storage at Geoff’s Moms and I thought it would be easier to wrap her up with me vs. lugging a stroller around just to pick Wes up from school. I found this Moby Wrap on a Mom to Mom Facebook re-sale page for $25! I was super excited about it and I’ve gotten so much use out of it already in the few weeks we’ve had it. {Side note: her car seat does not fit in the cart at the local Busch’s and I’m kind of annoyed about it. How is that even possible? I had to put her in the Moby to go grocery shopping the other day!} I would also like to get a jogging stroller as I am hoping to start doing a little walking and running here in a few weeks. My sisters are doing a 5K at the end of June and if I can get myself going here in the next few weeks I just might join them…please don’t quote me on that though.
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Wesley started soccer last week and Geoff is his coach again. I can’t believe how grown up he is looking, especially now that Astrid is here. He is loving his soccer team and I’m such a proud Mama watching him learn and play the game as well as cheer on his team when he’s on the sidelines. I just can’t believe he will be SIX in less than two months!

I’m also working on some new items for my Etsy shop while I’m on maternity leave. I’m hoping to have some crib sheets for both sweet baby boys and girls, as well as more headbands for adults, kids and babies. As long as Astrid lets me put her down long enough to get some sewing done a few minutes a day, we should have them ready to go in the next few weeks! I’ll keep you updated with some sneak peeks!
For now, here is a sweet photo of my girl Astrid.

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xo

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2 thoughts on “3 weeks new

  1. Your doing a great job Raech! It will get better as she gets bigger and better at sleeping longer. I’m sorry you cried, it makes me want to cry just thinking about it! Love you❣

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  2. I remember the nursing days vividly and that was a couple decades ago! It was wonderful, and tearful, amazing and sometimes hard. Mine wanted to nurse constantly. I’m glad I did it and would do the same again. I hear you about the hair thing. Mine was to my waist and is now again. I would just tie it up in a very high bun. It was easy and pretty at the same time. Though when I did get the courage to cut it, it was liberating and I wondered why I waited so long! I literally went to the mirror and cut it off like tinkerbell! Hang in there. You are doing great. 🙂

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