First day home with Harrison on my own – he’s 13 days old today, and this is also my body 13 days postpartum. It’s still pretty traumatized, and I expect that I will not be able to do much activity for another couple of weeks while I’m healing. On the upside, I came home from the hospital 12 pounds lighter than when I arrived. I’m not going to start tracking my real weight loss until after my 6 week appointment with my OB. Until then, I’m just going to try and listen to my body and get over the fact that it’s going to be slow going.
Harrison was up until 1:30am last night, slept a bit, ate at 3am, then was up for good at 4am. I got about 2 hours of sleep, which is not a good way to start off the week! Sometime around 12:30pm he decided that it was time for a nap so we both got a little shut eye. He has been sleeping ever since despite my best efforts to wake him up so that he’ll sleep better tonight. He will wake up for about 15 minutes for a feeding and a change and then it’s lights out again – which is not what I am going for.
I really enjoyed being home alone with the baby only because I don’t like other people all up in my hair. I like to do things on my own schedule. Today that included breakfast and coffee in bed, a shower, running the dishwasher, a photo session with the new tripod, baby laundry, lots of feedings, quick lunch in bed followed by a power nap, and then I didn’t really get to relax until 4pm when I watched Downton Abby on my DVR. I’m sure there is way to go about my day that would feel less packed, but it really does all revolve around if the baby is awake or asleep and when he wants to eat.
Hopefully, we will be able to get onto a better schedule soon so mom stays sane.