Thursday, March 01, 2007

Dirty Diapers, Lack of Sleep and No Free Time

The title of this post pretty much sums up my life now. However, I love every minute of it because...

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Isn't she just the most beautiful thing ever?? I can't believe how much I love her. I just sit and stare at her. I MADE this perfect little being! It's really hard to believe. All the crap I went through, the months of nausea, the hemorrhoids, the groin pain...so, so worth it. Now I know why people have more than one kid.

I think we're adjusting well. It really helps that Kirk takes on half of the work. I can't imagine what it's like for single mothers or those whose husbands don't help out at all. Here's our schedule:

7:00 am: I give Delaney to Kirk and get in the shower and get ready for work.
7:30 am: I feed Delaney.
8:30 am: Get to work.
8:30 am-10:00 am: Work.
10:00 am: Kirk calls to tell me that Delaney has not slept one second since I left.
10:30 am: Shut myself in boss's office to pump.
10:45 am: Listen to co-worker make off-color joke about my lactation.
10:45 am-12:30 pm: Work.
12:30 pm: Go home and relieve Kirk so he can get ready for work.
1:15 pm: Kirk leaves.
1:15 pm-10:30 pm: A cycle of diaper changing, feeding, rocking, sleeping (Delaney, not me).
10:30 pm: Kirk gets home from work.
10:30-11:00 pm: Kirk gets settled in, I get ready for bed.
11:00 pm-1:00 am: I get to sleep in bed with no distractions while Kirk watches Delaney in the living room.
1:00 am: Kirk puts Delaney down in crib in bedroom and goes to sleep. Sometimes she sleeps, sometimes she doesn't and he gets back up with her.
2:30 am: My 'shift' starts. If Delaney gets up after this point, I get up with her and take her into living room to feed her. We fall asleep on couch together.
5:00 am: Delaney wakes up, I feed her, we fall asleep on couch again. (This is also when re-runs of Coach come on. I forgot how much I liked that show.)
6:00 am: repeat.
7:00 am: It all starts again.

So I'm getting anywhere from 5-7 hours of sleep, which isn't too bad for a new parent. At least I don't look like a walking zombie. But I am looking forward to the nights when she sleeps 5 plus hours in a row.

I can't believe I've been a mommy for over a month now. I love my little girl so much it makes my heart hurt.
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12 Comments:

Blogger janet said...

awww she is gorgeous. I'm glad your system is working. Sounds complicated!!

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delaney is a cutie-patootie... thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Peace and friendship,
Amy (a girl called inky)

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Erika said...

You are already back at work?!?!? You guys are AMAZING!

5:31 AM  
Blogger Isabel said...

I'm with Erika...you are amazing.

And yes, she is so PRETTY!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Chickadee said...

She's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I'm so happy for you.

11:13 AM  
Blogger KellyF said...

Beautiful! I am so happy to see your update! Sounds like you have a good schedule going! Very impressive.

7:23 AM  
Blogger matilda said...

Yesterday, I met with a local artist, Judy Mace in Tyndall and she asked me to have an open house at her art/antique shop. My artwork will be on display and for sale from Sept. 1st through the 29th, 2007 downtown Tyndall, SD.

My reception will be Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.

Starting next weekend, April 7th, she will start selling my greeting cards and original watercolor paintings.

I will also be selling my greeting cards and prints this year at Riverboat Days August 17-19th in Yankton with the Connecting Artists booth down at Riverside Park.

My artwork can be seen at:
http://wetinkwisdom.blogspot.com/

I will send out more details closer to the reception, but wanted to give you all a heads up on it ~ yes I realize it's five months away!
Have a good weekend,
Amy

4:52 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to you ? Would love to see photo updates. How are things and the baby.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey there goldmoon...

Found an old review of yours to read and wondered what had happened to you. So I went looking...


You are absolutely right: she is gorgeous. I hope everything continues to be OK. I see you have not posted here in a while either..!!



...tom... aka sleeper54

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