Just a quick update!
Our lives have been a bit hectic lately. Having a newborn is NO JOKE! Taking care of this precious little life is a 24/7 job, and I am finding it hard to have much time for other things at the moment. In the moments I have in between feedings, I try to make sure to get at least these things done….
Daily priorities that are taking over the top of my list:
-Feeding Winter every few hours so she can be healthy (obviously!) — this is my MAIN ROLE right now.
-Take a shower EVERY single day — this is important for me to feel sane.
-Get some form of exercise EVERY single day!! Sometimes it’s only a walk, other days it has been running outside or inside on my treadmill. I have yet to make it back to the gym, but I try to do some squats/etc at home in addition to cardio exercise. Exercise is very important for me for controlling my mood.
-Try to sneak in at least an hour nap at some point during the day (to make up for broken sleep at nighttime).
-Weekly on Wednesdays I make it a priority to go to the breastfeeding support group at the hospital. This has been amazing because I can get weight checks on Winter and also see how many ounces she consumes during a breastfeeding session. I also am meeting other new moms.
-Drink at least 10 glasses of water a day. It keeps me healthy and keeps my milk production high. I also take Fenugreek and Mother’s Milk tea to assist with milk production.
Here are things I WANT to do, but have taken a bit of the back burner:
-Writing thank you cards for meals & gifts that have been generously given since Winter’s birth
-Blogging: responding to comments, writing new posts, and reading other people’s posts (I hope to get this moved up into the priority section very soon!) I miss my daily reads! I feel so out of the loop.
-Going to the store. We are running out of food like crazy here!! Thankfully we have amazing friends who have been bringing us meals for dinner nearly every day. I eat the leftovers for lunch, so I’m getting plenty to eat thanks to our friends. Without them, I’d be scraping by.
So much to write about, so little time….
I am really loving motherhood. I love being Winter’s mom. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had in my life, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! When I have a bit more time, I will have to write about some of our struggles that we are going through. We have had a lot of challenges when it comes to my health (infection, sickness, etc), breastfeeding (having to use a nipple shield, infection, having to pump, etc), Winter’s weight gaining issues (which I think we are finally getting on a good road now!), and the baby blues/my emotional rollercoaster. All of these things are areas I want to write about to keep you updated, but I just don’t have time at the moment. Please just be praying for us! My stress level has been INSANELY high. It’s just been one thing after the next. I know that God only gives us as much as we can handle, but I feel like God is trusting me to handle too much!
Love to you all! I hope to catch up with some of you soon!