It has officially been a month since welcoming Baby Avery into the world and what a month it’s been. We’re all adjusting to a new life and new lifestyle, but definitely taking it all in stride. It’s been over 10 years since I’ve had to surrender to the demands of a little person so I’m a little rusty. LOL! It’s currently 4AM and raining so I’ve decided that it’s best to not even try to go back to sleep. So since it’s been forever since I’ve posted here, I’ve decided to fire off these updates all at one time.
As mentioned, we’re adjusting to life with a new little person who is calling all of the shots. We’ve finally reached a point where he is sleeping longer through the night. My milk factory is open, although it’s been hard to be consistent with pumping while I work. With that being said, we supplement with formula whenever needed. I’m hoping to lock down some sort of a routine to where I’m consistent enough with pumping that formula isn’t needed. I will say that pumping sessions are much easier to deal with while watching episodes of Sweet Magnolias, even though I’ve seen all of them at least 10 times already.
Maybe at some point in the future, I’ll share my birth story. But for now, just know I delivered an 8lb baby on a Saturday and left the hospital on Sunday to complete my recovery at home.
Virtual school is hard ya’ll. It really is. It’s hard because there are 3 dogs in the house that bark at almost everything
and 2 puppies that haven’t left for their forever home yet. I created nice little workstations my kids, especially since finding quality desks are hard to come by these days. But it’s extra difficult because my children are bored due to a lack of engaging content. And I know the teachers are trying hard and working hard. I know it’s different for them as well. And it sucks because I’m not ready for them to go back to school 5 days a week, especially with a new baby being in the house. I still haven’t decided if they will be returning.
I’ve gotten through the worst part. This time around I was much sorer than before. I’m sure a lot of that had to do with my age and physical state, and probably also returning to work so soon even though I work from home. I did do recovery a bit differently this time. Like taking 3 sitz/Epsom baths a day because the pain killers were low grade due to me breastfeeding. And because I tore while pushing and needed about 6 stitches, the aloe vera gel and honey pot herbal infused pads were my saving grace. That may seem like a given, but when I had my first two, I was quite uneducated about easing the discomfort and pain. When you know better, you do better.
I Miss My Family & Friends
I’m fine with being alone. In fact, I revel in the fact that I’ve gotten to a point where I absolutely enjoy my alone time and will go above and beyond to protect my peace. But I deeply miss my family and my friends. I miss being able to share the birth of my son with them. I miss being able to hang out in person. But at this point, it’s pretty clear that we are all focusing on the most important thing: doing our absolute best to keep the little one safe since his immune system isn’t strong enough yet. In due time, we’ll be able to be in each other’s company and make new memories together.