We are LOVING being on a schedule. We have taken tips and tricks from Babywise and Moms On Call to make a system that really works well for us. Week two, hungry James had to get a bottle after most of his hour long nursing sessions, but we are both getting better at this whole eating thing and he is getting 'topped off' fewer and fewer times a day and cutting his nursing session time down to 30-45 minutes, YES!
Plus I am figuring out how to manage my day better to accomplish more, like actually getting dressed the past 5 days. No more pajama land for me, although I did get quite a few cute pairs prior to James' arrival.
Another thing I'm proud of? Taking a shower and brushing my teeth every single day since I gave birth. I felt it needed documenting.
I owe a lot of my success to my fantastic husband, who is in charge of bed time bath and bottle as well as the midnight errr 2/3 am feeding. Granted I supply the food, he's the one getting out of bed. This means at least 8 hours of sleep for mama. I am not a napper, so this sleep session is the glue holding us all together. James goes down around 9:30, eats again at 2:30/3 and is ready to start the day around 8/8:30 in the morning. God bless him!
Nannie is always on hand to sing, read and tell James funny stories during awake/alert time, and has been a huge help with laundry. She was sweet enough today to watch him while I got a massage. I'm on cloud 9 after that and my Chic Fil A lunch-yum!
Speaking of yum Josh treated me to a huge sushi dinner on Saturday night and I had my first coffee in ten months this morning, Ahhh it was good. But I need to get some Dunkin beans and good creamer on our next trip to the grocery store.
Someone else may want some coffee - that's a HUGE yawn!
Lots of Love,