Thursday, May 21, 2009

Props to Single Moms

I had Ace today all by myself from 9 am on and I just ate dinner and it is 9:30 pm. B is out for work and pleasure and won't be home til much later. Also, I didn't have the usual help this week that I normally have and Ace has decided that sleeping five hours at a stretch is for chumps and has gone back to eating every two to three hours during the night. I am tired! And not doing too well on my healthy eating plan. I am sitting here with a pint of Brownie Batter. In my defense, I did not buy it. B came home with it last night. Who am I to refuse ice cream?
Anyway, single mothers, you have my utmost respect!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Traveling with Baby

We went to Washington DC this past weekend with Ace and I have to say it was much easier than expected. I wore Ace in a Moby Wrap and we wheeled our car seat and Snap and Go to the gate with us. I was able to wear Ace through security, with B putting the car seat and stroller through the X-ray machine. Ace didn't cry at all on the plane, which we attribute to feeding him at take off and landing. On our return flight, upon landing, a passenger one row behind us announced, "That baby is awesome!" I agree!
One unfortunate discovery we made was that United Airlines no longer allows people with small children to board early. I still managed to board early, but on our flight home this was met with some bad behavior from the gate agent. Everyone else was much more accommodating on both legs of our trip.
We didn't travel with much gear. We brought the sleeping wedge that Ace sleeps on and he slept on that in between us on the bed. We brought tons of extra clothes and diapers, but not too much else.
It was a nice trip to DC. We had an ok hotel, close to the White House, so we walked down and took at look at it. We saw some Tamil people protesting and Michelle's vegetable garden. I was hoping to see the Lincoln Memorial at night, but after the wedding I was just too tired. We'll go again when Ace is old enough to appreciate it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Baby Fat

I stopped believing that breast feeding would magically make me skinny today and joined Weight Watchers. I've been on it before and it has worked great, so here's hoping! I know that breast feeding alone has made other women skinny and it did work for me, to a certain extent. I lost 30 pounds in the six weeks postpartum. I don't even want to think about how much I gained while pregnant. I also think that I'd let myself go a bit before I got pregnant.
I'm not going to meetings, just doing it online, with the added points for nursing. That's a lot of points! Anyway, I have to go to a wedding next weekend and I just didn't want to lie around feeling sorry for myself (lie around - Ha! As if I can do that!) and needed to be proactive in order to feel a bit better about my post baby body.
Also, I got a sun burn while walking around Larchmont the other day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Almost Three Months

Ok, so a lot has happened in the last three months. Ace is doing so well. There has been a weight gain issue, since he started out huge and is now average, which involved a horrendous amount of pumping and supplementing with formula and little to no sleep or getting out of the house. Thank God that ended.
Ace starting to smile at about five weeks made all the difference in the world and now he smiles and babbles and is just freaking adorable. I am just starting to feel as though I can handle it all. I think that has been the hardest part of this whole thing. I am a smart, capable woman, but I was not at all prepared for the craziness that is motherhood. Sure, a person could do this no problem on a full night's sleep, but mothers rarely, if ever, get that. I become more and more sleep deprived and then I become an anxious, insane person. Ace is sleeping better now, so I am sleeping better and we are all happier.
I went with Ace to get a bagel this morning and I saw a woman with a small baby. I asked her how old her baby was and she was five weeks. That was probably the beginning of the worst part for me. I saw that she wanted to talk, so I told her it would get better. She had a bunch of questions for me and then we exchanged info. Yay, I need more mom friends.