Friday, September 11, 2009

2 weeks old & PP hormones are a bitch!

Honestly this is the first picture of us since the hospital. I am always the one holding the camera!! Thanks to this picture I offically need new foundation!

We don't have bows but we have a fohawk! lol I pray everyday her hair doesn't fall out!
She is doing amazingly great! She is sleeping at least 3-4 hours at a time at night. We're trying to keep her up after eating during the day but she has been surprising us and doing it on her own.
DH and I are going out to eat tonight while my sister stays here with Lilly. Thank God for family! Just to get out might make me feel a little better. Speaking of bitch ass hormones! Not that I've been feeling HORRIBLE just a little sad once in a while. Its hard to go from living one simple routine day in and day out to a whole totally different routine and schedule. I've been missing going to bed with DH and laying in bed watching T.V. (how stupid I know), missing just getting up and going, a full nights sleep (which i know i'll be waiting a while on). Nothing really important just things I was so use to doing. Having time for just us. It was always a fear of mine that once Lillian came that DH and I would forget about "us" since we have been so focused of providing the needs of our new little sweetie. He says it will soon get easier and we will be able to do all those stupid little things we use to do. He says he feels the same way but reassures me it will get easier with time. It makes me feel better to know that he too wants to not forget about "us". I know that what I am feeling is normal from talking to others. Thanks Bee for making me feel like I am not crazy and that it is normal and will get better!! I am so grateful for all you girls! :)


Leannabanna said...

Bee is very right. It is surly differnet, but you guys will get into a routine and will discover eachother all over again. Everything you are feeling now is normal!
You have such a cutie pie! Look at all of that hair!

mtendere said...

I'm sure it must be tough. Remind me of all of that in a month or so, okay? It's not like you can really prepare for such a profound change in your life. People keep asking me if I'm ready and my normal response is, "is anyone ever really ready?" People who are parents, promptly answer, "no."

Lillian is way too cute! I just want to hug her through the computer. I'm glad you have so much support.

Becky said...

Oh yes the hormones after pregnancy suck!!! Enjoy your night out. I too miss laying in bed at night with my husband watching tv. You'll get in a routine soon enough and then you'll think, 'this new life is so routine now, i don't miss the old life at all', trust me!

Eclipsed said...

I feel the same way. You get so focused on the baby that you lose sight of each other. But you seem like you're both a priority in each others life. This to shall pass. Enjoy your date tonight.

Jenifer said...

Our son is almost 10 months old and I have forgotten all about the first few weeks home until I read your post. Heck Ian is almost 10 months old and my Husband and I are still trying to find that piece of "us" separate from the baby. I was not prepared for the pregnancy hormones. And frankly no one told me what to expect. I was sad, and cried at everything the first few weeks home. And one of the things that would make me cry was the thought of not having our routine. We weren't going to bed together at the end of the day, we weren't sleeping at the same times, we were up in the middle of the night trying to get Ian settled, fed, changed, burped, you name it. I was tired, my Husand was tired and being first time parents all of these things were just so hard. Plus our son had colic at 3 weeks until he was 4 months old. Not to mention I had a c-section because Ian was breech. Add, exhaustion, coupled with Jason going back to work and night school, to a newborn at the holidays and I was a mess for a good 6 weeks or so. Hang in there it gets easier and a whole heck of a lot better over time. Just know you are not alone. Not only were we up googling colic at 3am one morning because Ian kept screaming but I will admit I googled post partum depression a few times just to see if what I was going through was normal or if I really was having a tough time. I chalk it up to being a first time mother, colic stress, family stress, and the difficulties that go along with not knowing what the heck we were doing! You are not alone!

TennisWife815 said...

She's so precious!!!

And it does get better. You just need to make sure to make time for each other. We've been making it a point to crawl into bed earlier just so we can watch TV together. I don't love going to bed at 9:30, but if thats how we make it work then that's ok.

Lindsey said...

Look at that hair!!! She is just precious.