I feel like an acrobat juggling two kids and a baby — and, of course, the husband — so it’s actually like having four children. I have managed to make it to work dinners, class trips and after-school activities. I am just thoroughly exhausted still. The night nurse is a big help but I just cannot get to bed at a decent time. I am also trying to catch up and write my thank-you notes for all the fabulous gifts I have received. People must think I am so rude for not writing sooner, but I just couldn’t do it with all the other things. I do hope they understand.
I have stayed away from all dairy foods and Dana is just a happy, smiling little baby. If she does cry at night the first thing Rob says to me is what did you eat today. He thinks I am sneaking out to eat dairy food or something that would not be good for Dana. He must forget that I am the mom and would do anything for my child.
Dana is still not sleeping so great. She does well when she goes for walks outside and when she vibrates in her bouncy seat. She still does not like the play crib. I took her to Marlee and Bradley’s swim meet and she slept for an hour and half through loud screaming and shouting. I have ordered a baby gadget online that you attach to the crib. It plays music and also vibrates the mattress. I can’t wait to get my crib set up and attach this device. Something has to help Dana sleep better.
I still have not lost a lot of the weight that I gained during my pregnancy. I gained a total of 48 pounds. Yikes! I lost 27 so far, and still have a long way to go. I just hit a plateau and cannot drop any more weight. What I really need is to get my energy back and head to the gym. I just have not had the motivation. Maybe now that spring is here and I don’t fit into any of my clothes I will become more motivated. Unfortunately, I cannot diet, which is how I usually lose weight when I need to. My doctor said that if I do, then my milk will dry up — and I do want to continue to breastfeed. I thought that since I cut dairy out of my diet I would lose weight, but that did not happen.
Next week, I am going to really try and watch what I eat and make it to the gym.