And sometimes Hawk just makes cute faces…he’s not always so concerned and serious LOL
My uniform of late: loose pants or a skirt + button up shirt + baby attached to a boob.
For outside the house, I am always wearing a Storq nursing tank (I have two) or the Storq Everyday bra under the button up shirt; I love them both and highly recommend them. And yes, my cup size increased dramatically since Hawk was born – for the first time in my life, I have a chest to speak of. haha.
Somehow I’m managing to get new arrivals up weekly at slowre, and getting the hang of working whenever I have time to work – I’m trying to keep expectations low. Right now, Hawk is sleeping in his 4moms mamaroo swing we bought secondhand from a friend, so I have time. This swing stays downstairs near the kitchen table which is where I work unless I have to be in my office. I have the baby bjorn bouncer upstairs in the office for him to hang out in there.
I will write a full post (if anyone’s interested) on all the baby things we have/bought and how useful they’ve ended up being eventually. Since he was born so small (now he’s 6 pounds 6 oz) he didn’t fit into most of his clothes, or the diapers I bought for him, so we had to use premie disposable diapers for a little while and buy him a few premie onesies to wear in the beginning; we were NOT prepared for that! Based on his estimated weight at my last ultrasound I thought for sure he’d be bigger at birth, and everyone says they grow so fast, but he’s been taking his time…
Anyway, I can say so far that the mamaroo swing is amazing, and really useful (a lifesaver actually) for us while we’re in the kitchen area eating or working. The baby bjorn bouncer is great as well; he’ll just sit in it and look out my office window until he gets tired of that and starts wailing haha. And the snoo bassinet. WHOA. I wouldn’t have even thought about buying it if we weren’t able to get it secondhand from the same friend we got the mamaroo swing from, but it is AMAZING and allows us to get 3-4 or even 5 hours at a time of uninterrupted sleep every night.
In other news, I’m recovered from childbirth I think (no more bleeding or mesh undies). I can do my own pedicure now, which is HUGE, and something I’m excited about. And I’m getting the hang of living in this new body, sort of. My secondhand Chimala and 6397 jeans from The Real Real arrive today, and hopefully they’ll meet my need to wear jeans again. I order the long sleeve linen kara snap dress in olive from Elizabeth Suzann this week too; it should arrive just in time for cooler weather.
Breastfeeding is going okay – I do supplement with soy formula if he acts like he’s still hungry, which is only once or twice a day. He is definitely on the “low end of normal” in terms of weight according to our pediatrician, but she’s happy with that. And so am I. He’s eating on demand, and fussy for good reasons (hungry, gassy, tired, etc.) so I’m not worried. I think my milk supply is increasing and hopefully won’t have to supplement any more eventually, but I’m also okay with doing that if we need to continue. Fed is best!!