When I got pregnant I knew that life was about to change, what I didn't realize was how much it was going to change. I obviously knew that my sleeping habits would change. Gone are the days of grabbing my purse and going. Now it's: Wait for the baby to be fed and changed, pack up the diaper bag, get the car seat ready, and hope she's in a good mood.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Posted by Melissa G. at 6:37 PM
Friday, August 28, 2009
Isabella was in such a great sleeping pattern. She'd take a few hour long naps everyday and then sleep from 9-9 with one feeding at 4am. It was perfect. However Wednesday night she slept for 4 hours and then woke up every 3 like clockwork. Last night she slept for 4 hours and then woke up every HOUR. I was ready to pull my hair out.
Posted by Melissa G. at 7:06 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Posted by Melissa G. at 1:50 PM
Monday, August 24, 2009
Today Isabella had her first shots =( It was so sad. My poor baby girl had no idea what was coming. After the first shot her face scrunched up and she let out a wail that was unlike anything I've ever heard. It was heartbreaking. I cried a little too. I thought I wouldn't want to see it, but I didn't want to leave her there so I toughed it out. However, I do have to say that once it was over, she was ok. She calmed down and I even managed to get a little smile out of her when I was getting her dressed.
Posted by Melissa G. at 1:21 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Isabella is growing up so fast and she's quickly forming her very own personality. She likes to be held and snuggled only to a degree and then she likes to kick back in her boppy and hang, but she wants you to still talk to her. I think she's going to be independent.
Posted by Melissa G. at 6:28 AM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So this post is one day late but I had family over yesterday for a game night and I didn't have time to post Isabella's 2 month birthday pic, but I did remember to send out a picture message! I can't believe it's been two months already. What changes these past months have brought. Great changes: smiles, coos, and snuggles and not so great changes: loss of sleep, poopy diapers, and spit up. It's definitely been a roller coaster! We took her to the pool yesterday for the first time and she loved it. She splashed around and smiled. My cousin, her husband, and their 18 month old daughter were there too and it was lots of fun to see the girls together because I know that our families will do a lot of fun things together.
Posted by Melissa G. at 6:02 AM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
My sister Meaghan, my friends Brooke and Rosa all went to the O.A.R concert at Madison Square Garden last night and Andy was on baby duty. It rocked! We were sitting in a luxury box which means free food and beer. Afterwards we decided to go for drinks, although we were already half in the bag. Now I grew up in the city so I'm used to the subway, ya know, metro cards, turn styles, trains that run every 15 minutes. However now that I live in Jersey we had to take NJ transit which runs on a schedule. So our options were 1:40 am or 5:15 am. 1:40 is a little earlier then a night out usually winds up to be but we were really out of options.
Posted by Melissa G. at 7:03 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
I was thumbing through a fashion magazine, which I usually don't do because of two reasons:
Posted by Melissa G. at 2:24 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ok so let's get a little down and dirty today. After my my doctor cleared me for sex Andy and I were ready to go, but I was a little bit nervous. After all, it had been 7 weeks since there was anything going on down there and maybe even longer because my baby brain can't remember when we last had pregnant sex, not that third trimester sex is hot in any sense of the word. If you don't believe me hold a watermelon against your belly when you're trying to bump uglies.
Posted by Melissa G. at 8:19 AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
- Your clothes are covered in drool and spit up but you don't care.
- It's midnight and your baby is sleeping but you're awake pumping
- You lay down at night and honestly can't remember if you've brushed your teeth or not (gross, but true).
- You could smuggle a family of four in the bags under your eyes.
- You'd sell your soul to the devil for 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
- When your heart has had enough and the only thing you want to do is give up, but you find strength that you didn't know you had.
Posted by Melissa G. at 6:34 AM
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Yesterday Andy and I went to my friend Christina's BBQ. There wasn't a lot of people but it was all of my close girlfriends and their boyfriends. My mom watched Isabella. We played flip cup and I am happy to say that I haven't lost my touch during the 9 months of pregnancy when I was unable to play. If you don't know, flip cup is a super fun drinking game. Teams stand on opposite ends of the table and each player has a cup that has a little beer in it. The first player on each team downs the beer and has to flip the cup from upright to upside down. Once they succeed the next player goes and so on. The first team to finish their beer and flip their cups wins. I rocked it. My sister and I were also the champions of beer pong which is not as much fun.
Posted by Melissa G. at 12:35 PM
Friday, August 7, 2009
So yesterday was my first PP visit. I have officially lost 20lbs since I had Isabella. 10 more to go and I'll be very happy. When I got there I had to pee so badly that when they gave me the cup to pee into I put it on the counter and completely forgot to pee in it. The nurse looked at me like I had ten heads when I told her what happened. Such a dumb ass I am.
Posted by Melissa G. at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Today is mine and Andy's 3 year anniversary. I can't believe how fast the time has gone and that we have our own family now. We're going to see Harry Potter and then have a quiet dinner at home with lots of wine =). Isabella will be spending the night at Grandma's, which is just down the block since my parents left Brooklyn and bought a house close to us. So I'll be getting some straight sleep tonight. Woot!
Posted by Melissa G. at 10:55 AM
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I don't get it. I choke down nasty ass oatmeal everyday. I take 3 capsules of Fenugreek and 3 capsules of Blessed Thistle 3 times a day (there's that pesky number 3 again). I pump. I nurse for like 20 minutes on each side. But my supply is still in the shitter. I'll pump 1 ounce from each boob if I'm lucky. At the end of the day I'm lucky to get a half an ounce from each. I don't know what else I can do! I really don't want to have to go on medication to increase my supply.
Posted by Melissa G. at 3:27 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
It seems that the worst is over. After about two weeks of unexplained fussiness/crying and what I thought was for sure a three month sentence of colic the skies parted, the sun shone, and it all vanished back into the blackness from whence it came.
Posted by Melissa G. at 7:31 PM