Day in the Life with Baby Jojo!
6:45am: Wake-up. Jo and I are still figuring out how to sleep. I’m mega sleep deprived. My goal right now is to get at least 5 hours of sleep every 24 hours.
For breakfast I made eggs + a vanilla latte and paired that with some oat + nut butter balls we had in the fridge. Eaten while feeding Jojo. I’ll be talking about postpartum and breastfeeding later, but so far nursing is going good. I was pretty nervous about nursing and feeling grateful it’s going good.
7:45am: Out the door! We had our second pediatrician appointment yesterday.
After the appointment Andrew headed to work and Jojo and I headed out for a little adventure. I wanted to start practicing going places with her and with our pediatriaican’s blessing we headed out to do some shopping.
First stop Trader Joe’s. I feed her in the parking lot before going into the store.
Then I drove over to Target and fed her on the other boob in the Target parking lot. I swear she likes my right boob better than my left! While sitting in the car I started to get hungry and decided to look in the diaper bag to see if there were any snacks and either Andrew or my mom had stocked a pocket with bars and stuff. YAY!
From Target I just needed some more pads (so much blood) and gentle detergent for Jo BUT I ended up finding little baby joggers OMGSH. A lot of the pants I have for Jojo just seem too tight around her little belly…these fit a lot better and they’re the cutest things I’ve ever seen.
noon: That afternoon we relaxed at home. I made lunch from leftovers + some garden salsa sun chips (aka the best sun chip flavor).
And we watched a lot of Gilmore Girls while Jo ate and slept on me.
Everyone always thinks Jojo is a boy when I put her in the above OhJoy! Romper, but I couldn’t care less. Sometimes I just go along with it lol. I think rompers/jumpsuits fit her better than onesies right now.
MILK DRUNK!! —>
Andrew’s working half days right now so he got home around 2:45 and we all slept until 4:30ish. YAY SLEEP! Then had a chocolate snack.
Later we went on a walk around the block and I was SO tired, but it felt good to be in the sunshine and let some of our neighbors see/meet Jojo.
6:30pm: When back from the walk Andrew made us dinner from some pre-prepped meals we got from HEB.
salmon + potatoes + broccoli
Took my pain meds + stool softener. Boy. If I don’t take the pain med I end up with what I’ve been explaining to Andrew as “flu of the vagina” lol. You know when you have the flu and you’re crazy achy? Well it feels like that level of ache all localized to my vagina lol.
And if I wanna poop the stool softener is still needed.
That night I made another batch of my favorite cookies for a bedtime snack and to have some more stocked in the freezer.
Then I watercolored a bit while cookie eating. Thank you Kamri for the wonderful watercolor set you sent me <3
I got Jojo fed and asleep a little after midnight and she slept for 2, (almost) 3-hour stretches last night. Woohoo!
Today my dad is coming over to prune our trees (yay for a horticulturist dad!) and me + Jojo are meeting my friend Stephanie + her little one for a walk.
I’ll be taking the rest of the week off blogging. I will be sharing a Thanksgiving themed Watercolor Wednesday today at some point!
Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers!!