Monday, July 19, 2010
a day with jack
today was b's first day back to work. my mom left on saturday :( so this was my first official day on my own with jacko...i was nervous, since i've been a tad bit weepy the past few days [just clearing out my hormones, right?] and didn't want to have a nervous breakdown, but we did great! good way to celebrate his one-week birthday.
i cleaned up our apartment, crossed some admin things off my to do list, wrote to my missionary brother and even took a shower. i also did laundry, which was much needed because baby j is going through laundry like it's going out of style. he went through four different outfits in the past 24 hours:
a. diaper leaked onto outfit #1
b. when i changed his diaper at 5 a.m. he PEED -- my first experience with getting sprayed during a changing, but he shot himself right in the face / hat / pjs and not at me so i'm cool with it
c. 20 minutes later, after i'd fed him, he launched the biggest spit up attack i've ever seen come out of him, all over outfit #3
d. but he's managed to keep the cute dinosaur footy pajamas on ever since then, so i'll call it a win.
of course, all this took way longer than it should have. it's amazing how long it takes me to get things done when i stop to take care of my baby throughout the day. i haven't even checked my google reader in four days, which is a big deal.
we'd also been having some issues with the whole breastfeeding thing -- around 2 a.m. last night i was about ready to throw in the towel and just give him formula forever. it is SO much harder than i thought it would be! but the good news is, today was so so much better for both of us and i'm really happy. guess i'll keep at it :)
top photo and the ones below are from a photo shoot we did with my friend tiffany [of the maternity shoot fame] on saturday. i love them. more to come when i get the proofs.