Ah, the times of the day when Owen finally goes down for a nap. This equals happy mommy. These times have been getting less and less as the days go by. I’ve read that this is normal as he gets older. He really tries to fight it too because he wants to know what is going on at all times. Once he is asleep he snores occasionally, and every once in a while he gets arm spasms where his arms go straight up. He puts on quite a show sometimes. I know I’ve heard people say that their baby sleeps through everything, and I don’t really get that. Maybe once he gets older this will be true, but now it seems that any little noise will wake him up. As all mommies know, once the baby is sleeping you have to get as much done as possible. I try to at least wash some bottles and get some laundry done, but with him still waking up for his 3am feeding, a nap is in order sometimes.
It was such a treat having my sister-in-law in last week. She was our nanny for a week, and it really let me get some me-time. During the week I was finally able to get some things done off of my to-do list. I cleaned the whole house, and was able to clean out my closet. I finally got to use the fancy velvet hangers that have been on the floor since my fifth month of pregnancy. My closet looks very neat now with the new thin hangers – I ordered more to finish the job. We also got some pampering done together. On Tuesday we both got our hair cut and highlighted. While we were at the salon I made the choice to get my hair chopped off. It is the shortest it has ever been, and I think it was a good move. So far it is a lot easier to take care of and it takes some weight off my neck, which has been tense since before Owen. I also was able to get to the gym everyday and try to tone up and get rid of this baby weight. I still don’t fit into my shorts, but I am closer than I was a few weeks ago. I just need to keep working on it.
In other news, after searching, calling, and visiting daycares we finally have one set for when I go back to work. We got into one of the daycares that we wanted, but a different location. The opening is only for 4 days a week – so it isn’t a perfect situation, but it is better than what we had last week which was nothing. It is hard to believe that I am going to have to leave Owen and go back to work soon. At least we still have a few weeks together. I will have to make the most of it.
Here is an article from the Huffington Post that hit the nail on the head for me on becoming a new mom. Hope you enjoy it: