Friday, December 14, 2012

Keeping Busy

As cheesy and cliche as this sounds, I enjoy being a Mom more and more everyday. As Tallet learns and grows I fall more and more in love with him. I am still in awe of this amazing blessing from God!

Lately I have been keeping busy (in my SMALL amount of spare time) with making bath stuff, making christmas gifts, wrapping presents and cleaning the house. We had a ugly sweater party the other day and it was alot of fun. I planned a bunch of games to play and we had a great turnout. Tallet was great that night! It was good to have people over.

Tallet has slept through the night a few times in the last couple weeks. Although recently that has stopped, but he still only gets up once during the night to eat and is very easy to get back to sleep. I don't feel sleep deprived any more. In fact I am probably getting more sleep than I did when I was working.

I feel much more in a groove and I feel alot more like myself now.

Tallet is smiling A LOT and cooing and talking. It is the cutest thing in the world. He also has let out two little laughs in the past two days. I can't wait for him to start giggling. He is SO close, and sometimes it looks like he wants to but can't. He likes standing and it seems like he is dancing sometimes. We got a new tummy time mat as a gift and he has reached and grabbed the toys a couple time. It is always the highlight of my day when he does that! lol

Breastfeeding is still uncomfortable but I have learnt to deal with it. I know it is best for Tallet and I have confidence it will not always be like this.

I am having so much fun with him! It makes me want lots more babies!

Speaking of new babies, Eric and I decided we were going to get a doula the next time around. I know they cost money, but we have to have the next one in a hospital because of my c section. I really want to have a VBAC and I think having someone knowledgable there to support me the whole time will help. Also we have to wait at least a year to start trying for another baby if we want a VBAC. I really want to do all I can to avoid another C-section because the recovery as brutal, I didn't get to be awake when my baby was born, and my first few hours with him are foggy because of the anaesthesia.  NOT ideal at all. Has anyone every had a doula? I would love a midwife but I know they are etxtremely hard to come by in Manitoba

Here are some recent pictures of my baby boy!

His new tummy time mat, reaching for the toys!

All ready for his first Christmas tree hunt!

SwaddleMe = lifesaver. Miracle blankets are even better

Standing and talking to daddy

Tallet placing the star on tree!


Brittney said...

Your little boy is adorable!!! The pic with his soft hat is especially cute. Glad he is enjoying tummy time!

Glad to hear also that sleeping is better and breastfeeding is more tolerable;) I know it's tough but I really admire you for staying with it - if your baby boy could thank you I know he would! I breastfed John his first 15 mos. of life and I can tell you he is SO healthy - he almost never gets sick.

I hear you on doing a VBAC too. That's also my dream. But now that I'm actually preggo with #2 I'm having second thoughts - am nervous about it! I can totally relate to and understand your reasons though..I too hated feeling woozy and out of it during such a precious time. And the recovery is difficult.

I'm so happy for you, friend!!! Happy to hear you're loving motherhood so much. You deserve this wonderful kind of happiness!

Sarah said...

You got a rock n play!! Glad to hear things are on the up and up. First Christmas with baby - isn't it so fun and exciting?? Even though I know he won't remember it, it feels extra special to be celebrating with our baby. Tallet is so cute!

Lindsey Dueck said...

Yes! We got our aunt to pick up the rock and play or us in the US! We LOVE it!

I forgot this is Felix's first christmas too! I am sure they will both be very spoiled! I can't wait for the days they will get to play together!

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