And I also know nothing lasts forever, so I’m trying to remember that my new baby is only 6 weeks old and the fact that I can’t nail down tons of time each day to blog is really ok. But I do miss it. I miss being able to put my thoughts down, to work out what’s on my mind. Honestly though, there really hasn’t been any new developments as of late, but I’ve got some great pictures I need to share!
Baby C continues to be a generally happy and easy baby. I can now see why people think babies are adorable, tiny little packages of squishy fun. She sleeps pretty well, and has lately been stretching her feedings out to around 4 hour stretches. When she does eat, it’s usually for about 15-20 minutes. We’ll have the occasional 45 minute nursing session, but they’re so rare I don’t complain. She’s SOOOOO different from A. I was still a wreck at this point with A and right now I’m sitting in bed on Hubs’ laptop while Baby C kicks around happily talking to herself and me in the pack-n-play next to me. She makes it seem so easy. Seriously.
A is taking a very rare after preschool nap right now. She fell asleep on the way home and I just stuck her in bed; I try not to let her nap this late in the day but she’s staying the night with her grandparents so I don’t have to put her to bed tonight. Hehe.
My 6 week post-partum check-up is tomorrow which means I’ll (almost) be officially done with this pregnancy. Aside from an appt. to have my IUD put in and a follow-up from that, I should be in the clear for at least another year. I’m thrilled. I’ve had enough of my OB’s office for a while. Not that I don’t love her and her staff, but between the twins and trying to get C here safely, I’ve spent a crazy amount of time in her office. It will feel great to be “free” so to speak. 6 weeks post-partum also means I’ll be cleared for exercise, so, I suppose I should come up with something along those lines. I assume I’ll run. It’s free, and can fit into my schedule whenever. We canceled our gym membership long ago since neither of us really used it and now isn’t the time to be taking on additional expenses. Pregnancy is nice to me…I don’t gain much weight. Breastfeeding is even nicer to me, as I drop a lot of weight quickly. In order to keep it off though I either have to give up the booze (NOT HAPPENING) or exercise. So, exercise it will be. Eventually. Maybe. Probably. The Hubs is thrilled for my 6 week check-up for, er, other reasons. Because we have all this spare, alone time these days…
The Hubs celebrated his 31st birthday this weekend. He wanted to spend the day in College Station as the football team was having their annual, open-to-the-public scrimmage. I thought it sounded crazy, but agreed and we had a great time. Both girls were great, A had a wonderful time at the game and running on the field afterwards and C was a super baby. We also decided, for sure, that Hubs is quitting his job to try his side business on a full-time basis. Right now, for insurance purposes, we’re planning for him to turn in his resignation on June 1, which also happens to be our 10 year anniversary. Happy anniversary to us. This whole decision is a huge step of faith (think the Indiana Jones movie where he steps out over the cliff only to set foot on a bridge that wasn’t visible) but I think think it’s the right one. Please, oh please, let there be a bridge. Just having him home, not traveling, will be awesome. And I’m so proud of him and so glad that we have the opportunity for him to try this. I’m really hoping we’re headed down the road we’re supposed to be on. In order to stretch our savings as far as it will go, it will mean a change in life style (not that we currently live a super glamorous life or anything) for a temporary period, which has me a little wigged out, but oh well. I’m really hoping it proves to be worth the sacrifice.
I promise to try to blog more regularly. And I promise to be back soon with some new pictures to share!