Holy cow. I had no idea how hard it was to get simple tasks accomplished with a newborn at your side! I even have my husband at home with me and we both feel like very little gets done beyond changing diapers and filling bottles. I suspect that that is normal and I wont worry much about it though.
Violet certainly is a night owl. She sleeps most of the day away, absolutely content, but come about 9 or 10pm she is fussy as all get out. She wont sleep in her bassinet, so the night consists of my husband and I taking turns sleeping in a recliner with her. Somewhere from 3am to 5am we can put her in her bassinet and finally get some sleep for a few hours. It makes for long nights.
I managed to make dinner last night. What an accomplishment! Hamburger Helper, oh yes. Heh. I also had no idea that it would be so hard to remember to do the simple things, like eat at least one or two meals a day.
Violet got her first bath at home last night. I think she looks awfully adorable and I love the expression on her face:
Recovery from the c-section seems to be going pretty well. Besides the normal pain from the surgery, I got a bladder infection from the catheter and I pinched a nerve in my back which has rendered me kinda useless when it comes to caring for the little girl. I can't bend over to change her, carry her around to soothe her when she cries...it just stinks. I'm just about out of pain killers as well, so I am not looking forward to the next few days. Violet and I go into the surgeons office tomorrow to check my incision and to check her weight, so I am going to ask about getting a refill on the drugs. I really hope he says yes.
I'm not physically able to breastfeed, which is a long story I don't want to get into. I did try to make it work, but it just was not happening. Not even in the least little bit. Having to see and hear her scream because she was hungry was too much for me -- I was not going to wait it out any longer and hope that it would work. I wanted her to be nourished, and if that meant formula, so be it. I knew before I got pregnant that the possibly of breast feeding was very slim, so I'm trying to take it all in stride.
I am hoping to get out baby announcements today or tomorrow, which has been my main project since I got home from the hospital. Where or where does the time go? It seems like I've been working on them for weeks.
There isn't a whole lot going on that isn't baby related. Someday I'll get back to posting about food and ugly dogs and what not, but for a bit I expect this blog to be mostly baby centered. Apologies to those that aren't a fan of baby blogs. I just can't help myself!