We’ve made a lot of progress here this week in terms of sleep. After a few rocky nights getting to sleep, Noah now goes down all by himself! He’s waking up a couple of times every night, but I can live with that since he can now put himself right back to sleep. Me, on the other hand…. While he falls right back to sleep after nursing, I lie in bed staring at the ceiling! I don’t know why, but it leaves me pretty sleepy. I just can’t blame Noah for it now!
I’m off tomorrow to spend a few days with my family while Dave is off on business. I’m excited to see my grandparents. My grandfather is having surgery today and my grandmother has been really sick these past couple of weeks. I know it will help them both to see their great grandson!
I also get to have my hair cut since I have my mom to hold Noah while I get pampered! It’s a long time coming! One thing they don’t tell you is that several months after giving birth your hair starts to fall out! After having thicker hair while pregnant, the hormones start to shift and you lose all the extra hair. I feel like I’m balding and I can’t wait for a new haircut to make me feel pretty again!
Noah and I are off to our last “mommy and me”-type class today. It has been such fun watching Noah James interact with other babies. And I’ve gotten to know some other moms too so we will have more playdates in the future. Being a stay at home mom is a dream come true for me, but making connections outside of the house is so important. It can be scary and lonely to be home alone with questions and concerns and no one to talk to who is able to talk back. Especially as a first time mom. Having the support and friendship of other moms makes all the difference!
Time to start the day. It’s 5:30 am and I have a good hour to get in a treadmill run before this little darling wakes up….