One Month Old!!!
Frank is a month old today. Time really flies by fast and it still feels like I just had him. This first month has definitely been an adjustment for me. Taking him home from the hospital and adjusting to the late night feedings have been a love and hate relationship. He wakes up once to twice a night which is still good for a newborn. I like to sleep so still adjusting to getting up is still a challenge, but gets better each night. Frank is a mover and looker, he moves a lot and is always looking around to see who’s talking and what’s going on. His dad says he gets being nosey from me. The alertness he has is amazing and I can’t wait to see how he develops as time goes by. Breastfeeding during this month has been a challenge as well. My other two kids were not successful at all, but I wanted to try more with Frank. Breastfeeding has been an off and on again a challenge, but I’m going to stick with it for as long as I can. My milk has not been producing a lot, so I give him a small bottle afterward to make sure he was full. I have talked to my friend who was a lactation counselor and she came over my house to help me and now it seems to be getter better. I have also tried lactate supplements and low alcohol beer that has helped out. My friend told me to consistently breastfeed and not just twice a day and the milk production will come, so that’s what I’m going to do from now on. With all these things going on, it has taken a toll on me and I have been feeling a little overwhelmed, but my boyfriend flies back and forth home to help me and give me a break with Frank. He’s such an amazing guy.
We have not moved to Atlanta yet, we still have two more weeks left in California. The overwhelming feeling I know is just temporary because we have a lot going on at once, the baby, new house, and the move. Just having him there is very comforting and makes me feel very strong and gives me the strength I need. I thank him for that. I have had doubts about myself and am I going to be able to move and handle everything without any family around and with my boyfriend always working, can I do this. The answer is yes I can, I have his support, love, and we can fly for free, so if I do get to overwhelmed, our family is just a plane ride away. This new journey has had its up’s and down’s, but I would not change it for anything. I can’t wait to see how this journey continues and we grow as a family. Until Next Time!!
Talk To You Soon!!