I got in walks with the baby in the BOB most days of the week!
- Monday: 1.17 miles
- Tuesday: 1.17 miles in the morning and another 1 mile in the evening
- Wednesday: 1.52 miles
- Thursday: 1.52 miles
- Friday: 1.52 miles
- Sunday: 1.52 miles
- Total: 9.42 miles for the week
On Saturday morning we went to the Gilcrease Orchard and picked up fresh apple cider donuts instead of going on a walk! Totally worth it!
I’m shooting for two mile walks this week!
I ordered these adhesive tape remover pads from Amazon and they are AMAZING! I got all the residue left over from all my bandages without hard scrubbing, the residue just wiped away. True, I now have a box of 100 wipes (well, actually it’s down to 96 after I cleaned up, they’re tiny wipes) but that’s okay. Apparently they work well for band-aids that are really stuck on or if we have any future adhesive tape situations. I wouldn’t think they’d expire either, they’re packaged into little individual packets.
Emotionally I’m having a hard time. I felt fine the first few weeks, but this past week suddenly I felt really sad. Even though my husband is here at home with me and I have Jade The Boxer and Alexis, I feel so alone. There are moments where I just want to cry because I am terrified at how life is going to work out in the future. I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and I don’t want to eliminate my job/income… but I don’t see how it’s possible to do this telecommuting gig with the baby.
The way things are right now I feed the baby for about 4.5 hours each day. Then I have another 5 hours a day spent playing with her, changing her, cleaning her, etc. Let’s call that 10 hours a day. Then eventually I’m supposed to work 8 hours a day. Plus I would like to get at least 7 hours of sleep a day. So that’s already up to 25 hours in a day and I haven’t even figured in eating, showering, exercise, blogging, etc. It’s overwhelming!
Anyone ever used care.com with any kind of success? I can’t find any daycare facilities that take infants near my home and I would rather have someone come take care of the baby at my home if I have to work from the house anyway.
I’m tired of leaking and being covered in breastmilk and spit-up and looking like a slob. I’m tired of spending my days with my boobs hanging out. I can wear my real-world clothes now, but they’re a little snug at the waist and the buttons/zippers are not that comfortable with the c-section incision. Plus my abdomen just feels sore and tender to the touch in general still.
Motherhood is no joke… this is a hard life.
At least my baby is adorable: