a bit of our week!
We woke up today to a Winter Wonderland in Houston. So rare! It probably snows like once every 5ish years here.
I didn’t blog much this week because Jo and I have been figuring out life together. I started reading Wonder Weeks on the developmental leaps baby goes through and those leaps come with moodiness, crying and clinginess. I think we’re in Fussy Phase number one, which has made for some late nights and one extremely hard night where she didn’t want to sleep at all.
I viewed the first 2 weeks of her life as one giant sleepover and really didn’t try to get a lot of sleep. I’d watch netflix in between feedings/cuddles and sometimes nap during the day with her…and then I realized I really needed to start focusing on getting more sleep or else I’d hit a breaking point. Luckily she started giving me 4 hour stretches of sleep around week 3. We were getting 2 solid 4-hour stretches of sleep each night, which is great. So when we hit this Fussy Phase and she stopped sleeping and started crying non-stop I was like WHATTTTTT?!!
I’d love to tell you a new posting schedule…but I know right now I can’t stick to any schedule. Baby girl is just too unpredictable.
We have gotten out a few times this week. Tuesday I wanted to get some Christmas shopping done but Jojo was screaming and crying when I took her out of the car and put her in the stroller. I almost turned around and went back to my car, but I was like, “she’s fed and has a clean diaper…there is nothing more I can do. We’re going shopping!” So we did and it went fine once we got the stroller moving for a few minutes.
Then this morning we went on a coffee date with Morgan at Kraftsman Cafe.
I had been craving their scones so I got one with my taco & latte.
I had no idea what to dress Joanna (or myself lol) in for the snowy weather + warm cafe…so I just bundled her in a bunch of layers.
Other than a few outings we’re spending most of our time cozy at home. I’m watching a ton Gilmore Girls. Somedays Andrew gets home and asks, “how was Lorelai today?” lol
As far as food…I’ve rarely cooked a meal from scratch in a month. We’re still relying on takeout, delicious meals from family/friends, and prepared food from the grocery store, like the below frozen pizza and kale salad…
One exciting random thing is that I bought some new pants ha! I’d been wanting some pants that look like ballerina shoes for awhile.
I had my one month post delivery appointment with my OB on Thursday and all is well. She said I can start moving/exercising again, which I would’ve loved if she would’ve added, “if your body feel up to it”…but she didn’t. I was pretty underwhelmed with the care I received from my OB. I think I have unrealistic expectations for the care an OB is supposed to provide, but I need more empathy and just an interest in how the birth went. My OB wasn’t the one who delivered Joanna (which kinda confused me) and she didn’t ask once “how’d the birth go?” I know not everyone is interested in birth like I ended up being…but if you’re an OB I feel like you should be interested in birth and can at least ask me, “how’d the birth go.” If we have more kiddos I’ll likely look into a midwife practice that I’ve heard of in the Houston Medical Center or maybe just a different OB.
As far as movement, me and Jo are going on walks, usually when Jojo is fussy and I know putting her in the stroller will help relax her. Like I mentioned before my body does feel like a limp noodle and the idea of moving and feeling strong again really appeals to me. I’d love to take a reformer pilates class (LOVE THOSE), but I’m not sure if my knees or pelvic floor would be up to it. One good thing is my low back pain all disappeared once Joanna was on the outside! YAY! So other than walking my plan is to look into some pelvic floor strengthening exercises and stick with those for a couple weeks.
Our plans for this weekend = figuring out pumping + storing milk. Wish us luck! I hope everyone has a good weekend! See y’all next week :)