Thursday, April 3, 2008

Word of the week...


This is by far the hardest thing I've ever done, and definitely the most rewarding.

And as ready as you think you are for post partum emotions/hormones, you're not. I really wish I had someone here to lean on besides Donnie because when he goes back to work I am going to be a mess.


Stephanie said...

I would love to come, sweetie. I am so close to you and I'm not working. Plus, I've got a few years of "little boy" work under my belt. It's really not a problem, Brian and my Mom said they'd keep Brad at night and he can go to the Nanny during the day for a few days, so I can come two days or so during the week... I'd love to come help.

Aside from that, you pretty much explained exactly how I felt after I had Brad.

Amber said...

Been there Jess! It ~does~ get better! I remember being so scared all the time, about breastfeeding and schedules. Ugh...It does get better.

You CAN do it, your a mama now, you have to! LOL

nancy said...

Hey, I know I'm all supposed to be "radio silence" but the birth of a baby just makes everything else so silly.

I did want to congratulate you and welcome your little boy into the world.

Overwhelmed, yes. Just remember, take it one moment at a time. If he's crying non stop, unconsolable, (like my first did around the week 2 mark) it's not your job to get him to stop, it's just your job to be there with him while he cries. That little piece of advice saved me more times than I could tell you.

The other piece of advice that helped me tremendously: "Next month will be 50% better. And the next month will be 50% better. And so on." I know it seems trite and simple, but going through it twice, especially the second time when my first was only 15 months old, it literally saved my sanity.

It'll get worse before it gets better, but you can do. Hell, if ANYONE can do it, you can.

Again, congrats on the birth.

back to radio silence.

MrsDrink said...

I'm so sorry I can't be right there with you, but I'm only an email/phone call away hunny! (((HUGS))) I'm so proud of you and I'm here for anything you need!!


Jewels said...

Remember my story of when I got in the shower I didn’t want to get out.
Just take it one moment at a time, don’t try to figure everything out, when he's wet or poopie, change him, when his nails get long, clip them, when he's hungry, feed him, and in a couple months, you'll have this whole juggling thing down pact.
And remember you’re self too, when your hungry, eat something, Ummm, as for sleep, well….do your best to sleep when he does, and don't be afraid to accept any help from anyone who offers it, even if its someone making you dinner.
We love you hun, and I know I’m here for you if you have any questions or just want to talk.

Nicole - Raising Animals said...

I don't mean to minimize your tiredness....but....where are the pictures of that beautiful baby?
In all reality, it will get easier. You will learn his cues and needs really fast. And I wish you guys lived closer....we could have baby playdates. I'm usually available via AOL if you need me! xoxo

Karin said...

Overwhelmed is the best word to describe it, but every day will be a little easier than the last. I was in your shoes just a few short months ago, and now I'm getting a good nights' sleep (most nights!) and the awkwardness that is those first few weeks is a distant memory. It will be soon for you too, just try to hang in there!

As far as Donnie going back to work, no doubt that will be hard. Try to do your best to make plans, have things to look forward to, and get out of the house, even if it is just for a Target run - it gives you a reason to take a shower and put makeup on, which will make all the difference!