Wow. I had another post I was writing in early February, to actually celebrate Hawk’s six month birthday, but obviously that never got finished. I’ll spare you the usual comments on my lack of time and frustration with my new body, and just share some updates. And there are a lot of them!!
Yes, Hawk is now six months, seven on 3/15. Time is flying!! Although it’s true what they say, the days seem to last FOREVER.
He has two bottom teeth and is eating solid food now twice a day. He LOVES broccoli and oranges. He’s not a huge fan of using his fingers to eat (takes after his dad), so I will often mush things up and hand him spoons to feed himself. He’s tried most of the major allergens at this point and no signs of allergic reactions yet, but as we know, it could happen later. (food allergies are so frustrating!!)
Hawk graduated from the Snoo to a crib a couple weeks ago and almost immediately started to roll over and now prefers to sleep on his face. Not the side of his face, oh no, that would be too easy LOL. He sleeps FACE DOWN in the mattress. After a few sleepless nights of my worrying about him being able to breathe, all is well now. He sleeps much better this way, and although we don’t put him down on his stomach he usually flips himself over pretty quickly and sleeps all night like that.
He’s not crawling, but he’s getting mobile in other ways; scooting backwards into things, and going around in circles. He tends to spend more time on his hands and feet than hands and knees, and is just starting to go from tummy to sitting up, so it won’t be long before he’s really crawling. I think. Haha…I sort of miss the state when I could just put him down and I knew he would be in the same place when I came back. He’s so much fun now, but man…the mobility really makes things a lot more challenging!!
I’m doing okay – not having as much pain overall, but I do have significant pain in my right wrist now. I thought it was carpal tunnel, but my PT called it something else and said there’s not much to do except try and remember not to bend my wrist/thumb certain ways when I pick him up, hold him, etc. Right. I’m going to start trying to exercise this week: ride the Peloton, walk outside more, so I can see how that affects my pain.
In talking to my PT and other women, I’m understanding now that for some of us the pain, and extra weight, will just not budge until months after stopping breastfeeding. So now I’m struggling a lot with deciding if/when I should wean him. He’s really only nursing two or three times a day, and it’s mostly for comfort (for he and I) and not sustenance; he gets enough formula and “real” food to sustain him nutritionally. But I still REALLY enjoy and cherish nursing him. Sigh. The pain and extra weight has a tangible negative effect on me, my mood, etc., and I wonder how much more patience and joy I would feel without it.
In other news, I got new glasses! I had been wearing an outdated prescription for about a year and had to remove my glasses anytime I wanted to read anything up close (I’m near-sighted and wearing progressive lenses), or even to see Hawk if I was holding him, so this is a MAJOR positive change!! I can see!! And I was ready for a change away from the harshness of the black frames.
And I’ve gone into full mom mode lately and wear my new Hoka One One sneakers all the time now. Most of my shoes just aren’t as comfortable anymore (fit is off my 1/4 to 1/2 size on the small side) and I don’t have time for that. Now that it’s warmer I can mostly just wear my Birkenstock sandals, but I also needed some new casual sneakers and these are great. They’re very comfortable, have no leather on them at all, and they are stylish in an anti-stylish way LOL. I’ve always loved a chunky, ugly shoe, so these are perfect for me.
How are you all? I am working off a new schedule this week (getting up every day at 5 AM) so I’m hoping to have an hour or so in the mornings to myself again, to either exercise or work a bit, so fingers crossed I’ll be posting more consistently here. I’m also going to be putting a lot of my clothes and shoes up at slowre since I’m really understanding now that I will not be able to wear a lot of my pre-pregnancy clothes – even when I lose the weight, I know my body will be a different shape. And I cannot abide having a lot of things around that I can’t wear…