Jude turned one month old today and the what all moms say is oh so true ‘my little baby is growing so fast!’ It seems almost impossible to believe that although the past 30 days have been the most difficult of my entire life so far, they have also been the most rewarding- and the most sleep deprived. Jude is currently on a ‘I’ll sleep when I feel like it for as short amount of time as I want-you’re on your own mom- good luck with that’ schedule. Which basically means sometimes he will sleep for 4 hours starting at 10pm and then another 3 after a quick feeding, and sometimes it means he will sleep for 2 hours and want a snack and then he’ll repeat that exact pattern for 8 hours starting at 8pm. Luckily for me he wakes up at 5:30am every day and is wide-awake for the rest of the morning. Either way you look at it, I’m tired. ;-) A very happy, relieved, my life is complete, how was I ever happy before Jude, tired.
I’ll be home from work hopefully until the very beginning of December and I’m so thankful for that. I can’t imagine going back any sooner. I already get teary just thinking about being away from him all day while I’m back at work. How do all the working mom’s of the world do it?! I guess I’ll find out soon enough.
Breast-feeding is definitely all that it’s cracked up to be, painful but the best thing for him… & me, I’ve already lost 30lbs! Hoping to get rid of the remaining 20 as soon as the doc gives me the all clear to start running again. My goodness I never ever imagined I would be looking forward to running so much!
I’ve got some more pictures to share below and hopefully even more to come soon. It’s funny to me to scroll up and see that I’m writing about breast-feeding and sleep deprivation, its so typical of all new moms- and honestly I couldn’t be happier to be part of that seemingly cliché club.