Wednesday, May 28, 2008

No time for real post

Mom and Ben
Originally uploaded by Shanlee
I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed having this kid way eariler than expected but I love him so much, I can't put it into words.

First off, my husband is amazing. He went in search of a breast feeding pillow and surprised me with one.

Friends have been coming out of the woodwork to help out. It's either food, dog sitting, giving me a nap, taking me to the store and even getting me an appointment with a dermatologist because I broke out in hives due to the fact I was allergic to the hospital gown and sheets.

Breast feeding is hard. I thought I was doing it right but the little monkey was getting too little. Now I know.

I must now master the art of putting baby to sleep at night. I think he's asleep -- just checked he is. Brian would say "go to bed" but I am not tired and I have to feed him at 2 a.m. anyways.

The whole birth story is to come someday when I am not tired or crying for no reason. I just found out today that I do I elevated blood pressure and must do something about it. No clue I had it until 10 days ago as my BP kept creeping during the pregnancy.

Well, off to bed for two hours -- I hope.


Alissa Maxwell said...

Hooray! What a precious photo of mom and baby. Benjamin looks fantastic and you sound just as a new mom should - overwhellmed and in love. Looking forward to meeting him and wishing you precious moments of sleep in the meantime.

Connie said...

Congrats to you and Brian on your new arrival - he's just adorable! You will learn to sleep when he does :) In the meantime, just enjoy him - the time goes way too fast!

Deby said...

He is just beautiful. Enjoy these special first days and take lots of pictures!

Occidental Girl said...

Congratulations! What a lovely photo.

Amanda said...

You're doing a great job! Breastfeeding is hard, and so are those first couple weeks. It'll get better though. He's a beautiful baby, congratulations!