Hi there! I hope you are doing well!
Our sweet boy is 15 weeks old! The days sure can be long, but the months are flying by! He is changing and growing so much everyday. It is so much fun to watch. Last night, he laughed for the first time! Luckily, Tyler was home and got it on video. I was making a ridiculous noise with my mouth. He actually tried to mimic me this morning. These moments really are precious. I feel very lucky to be able to be home with him and work two (half) days a week. I am hoping it will be the perfect balance for all of us. I think I had my first “crazy mom” moment last week when I took him to the nursery for the first time. So. Many. Germs. I was ready to hire a babysitter that afternoon or take the year off from my job. I didn’t really want to take the year off because I love my job! I am a Health Coach at Westminster for the faculty and staff. It is incredibly rewarding, and I love the school. After some thought, talking to other moms, and another day at the nursery, I think we are settled on keeping him there. It will be good for him to be exposed to germs and not be the center of attention all the time. Who knows…he might make some lifelong buddies once they all start sitting up and crawling. 🙂
First day of school! Clearly, he is excited.
I wanted to share some of the changes that have happened to me since having Henry. All in all, I feel good. Right now, it is tough to get to barre3 in the morning with Henry’s eating and napping schedule, so I am doing the 21 Day Fix from Beachbody. I love it because I am done in 30 minutes, and I can do it while Henry is napping. I have been going to barre3 on Saturday mornings, and it feels so good to get away, connect with women, and move my body for a full hour! I am looking forward to being able to go more often once Henry starts to stay up longer in the morning (I hear I will miss all these naps :)). Also, no one told me about sweating at night. OMG! I wake up at 3am drenched. Breastfeeding is awesome, but this side effect is less than awesome. The other thing (which I knew about thanks to my sister) is that my hair is falling out like crazy in the shower, and I am shedding all over the house. I can’t believe how much I get up in the vacuum. Luckily, I have a lot of hair! I have also noticed that some parts of my hair are curling up more so than usual while other parts are straight. Weird. It is all worth except for this one…cellulite. Boo!!! I definitely have more cellulite now. I am hoping my skin starts to smooth back out at some point, but if it doesn’t…oh well. We have an amazing little boy. 🙂
I mean really…those eyes.
Have a great week!