well, i was looking around for a picture to post just to make my blog look more interesting, but the majority of the pictures we've been taking are of tristan, of course, except for a couple of me opening birthday presents that aren't too um...how shall i say it...slimming? not that i'm vain or anything, but by golly, WHEN will all of this FAT disappear? i was told that while breastfeeding, the weight just "melts away" well, so far nothing has melted since after i delivered except for 2 measly pounds. that is part of the reason that zandra and i are going for a lovely walk to the park tomorrow. the other reason is that it feels so good to get out of the house once in awhile and feel sort of normal.
thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. i have tried many of the tips and they have helped. another thing that helped me tremendously is the decision to STOP reading so many books on putting the baby on a schedule that only confuse my brain and to just trust my instincts. this came about last night after a horrid evening involving a screaming child who would not be consoled and a mother who refused to feed him since technically it hadn't been 3 hours yet. we brought him to our bible study, thinking he'd fall asleep in the car like any normal infant, but oh no, he was awake the whole time and decided to wait right until the study started to show off how loud he can really wail. thank God my mother in law was there to take him out and rock him and finally, out of desparation i decided to feed him (even though it had only been an hour and a half since he last ate) and lo and behold, there was silence. and it was heavenly. and the child slept peacefully all the way until midnight, and then again for another 4 hours, then another 5 which gave me my very first FULL NIGHTS SLEEP IN 3 WEEKS!!! i felt like a new woman today. so i'm putting all of the advice i've read on hold right now and doing things the old fashioned way. baby cries, i feed him. baby is tired, i put him to bed. wake baby up...are you KIDDING ME? i've gotten more done all day today than the past 3 weeks combined. now the true test to my new plan will be to see if he sleeps so well tonight...i'm a little worried he'll be all bright eyed and ready to play at 3am, but we shall see.
hmmm, what else is new. on saturday i'm venturing "down the hill" all by myself to meet a friend from work for coffee, then on to babies r us to find the one and only pacifier that tristan likes..the one they gave him in the hospital. then i'm picking up my wedding rings from the jewellers and i'm hoping so hard that they will fit my fat fingers. i miss them. sunday is my birthday and i have absolutely NO idea what i will be doing that day. it's funny how having a baby changes your focus so much. i'm already looking forward to my parents driving down to visit in march (only a month and a half away!) my dad has yet to meet his first grandson. and i'm even more excited about our trip up to canada in july. josh and i are planning on spending one night in victoria, partly because he's never been and i think EVERYONE needs to go there, but mostly because we have a friend who lives there (hi miriam!) that we really want to visit.
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