Eileen Fisher org. cotton blend pants (purchased secondhand)
Vince tank top | super old
Ilana Kohn shirt (purchased secondhand)
After a bath – his hair stays SO greasy. where is dry shampoo for babies??
Most days I’m able to take a shower.
I just painted my nails.
I get at least 6 hours of sleep every night. Last night it was uninterrupted, most nights it’s broken up by a feeding.
I packed and shipped 16 of the 22 orders that came into Slowre yesterday.
I’m doing okay. But I cry almost every day. I feel overwhelmed, and not myself.
We’ve had a couple of ill-timed outings recently that have traumatized me against going out much. If I don’t time it right, we end up driving home with Hawk screaming and me just trying to concentrate on driving. It’s so hot here still I can’t even think about spending 30 minutes breastfeeding in the car. So I just don’t go anywhere except for super-short trips that I can do just after feeding Hawk and within an hour or so.
I’m working on dealing with this. When my mom was here, we went out everyday without incident. Yesterday we went to the post office and Whole Foods, also without incident. Although grocery shopping by myself with an infant is challenging.
I just want to get back to some sense of normalcy. I miss having lunch out. I miss my friends.
By October I hope to get back to Pure Barre in the evenings when Leo comes home. That should help me A LOT, physically and mentally.
I know. It’s only been 5 weeks, so I should give myself a break. I am. But I am also impatient. I haven’t lost all of myself, after all LOL
How long did it take you before you went out or got somewhat “back to normal” after having a baby?