Over the last week, JD has developed a bit of colic in the evenings. How do I have a feeling that we're on a long road with this one? An inconsolable baby is never fun. He's asleep on me right now and I really want to go to bed but I really do not want to move the baby who is finally asleep. Thus the reason I'm blogging at midnight.
JD weighs about 10 pounds now. He's in the 50th percentile for weight and almost off the charts for length (long and skinny!). Growing right on target from his first checkup.
How can such a small person steal so much sleep? I feel this deep tiredness behind my eyes and no amount of napping will help (when I do get a nap, uninterrupted by a crying baby). What sleep I do get comes in 2-3 hour snatches. This is hard work. I long for the night when I can get 5-6 hours in a row.
I'm still in some pain from the birth and it's starting to be frustrating. I can't stand comfortably for more than 3-5 minutes. Even just walking around the house or sitting too long on the couch is painful. Hopefully they have some answers for me at my postpartum appointment tomorrow. I really wanted to take a walk today but couldn't because it would be too painful.
Speaking of walks, the weather is super crazy! 70 degrees in March in Indiana? What? I am a winter-loving girl so the lack of blizzard conditions and below-0 degrees temperatures is quite disappointing for me (for real!) but I must admit that the smell of spring that I smelled today was pretty amazing. I'm looking forward to doing some work in our yard and going on walks with Justus and just sitting outside on our deck.
JD is starting to lose some of his infant hair. And it's very sad. I miss it already. The fast changes that come with a baby are not very easy for this super-sentimental girl.
Okay.....time to very carefully swaddle the baby and put him in the cradle. Hopefully he'll keep sleeping!