time flies when baby cries — May 28, 2017

time flies when baby cries

I can’t believe Dylan will be 6 weeks old on Monday. I guess time flies when you’re not sleeping much. We’ve had a few longer nights, but for the most part we wake up at midnight, 2-3am and 5-6am for diaper change and feeding almost every night. We had one night where he slept for almost 5 hours. It was awesome, but when you’re nursing you have to wake up regardless to pump.

I learn, fail and grow every day. Parenting is hard. Nothing you hear or read can fully prepare you for it. It’s also the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had. Although I’m not spending as much quiet time with the Lord reading my bible and writing in my journal, I feel God carrying and sustaining me daily. The other night was tough. Dylan had gas and I tried giving him gripe water. He ended up choking and then spitting up. It was scary and resulted in very little sleep. Poor Dylan. Poor us. The next morning I had planned on going to a breastfeeding class and was worried that if I went I’d collapse from exhaustion. But I’m so glad I went because it was great. I got to spend time with a friend and learn more about feeding my baby while feeding my baby. That day was very fulfilling and productive. We must have done 10 loads of laundry. God gave us the strength to get through.

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Due Date — May 11, 2017

Due Date

SoĀ today is my due date, but the boy decided to come a bit early šŸ™‚

Introducing Dylan Thomas:

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My water broke on Holy Saturday and he arrived the day after Easter. It was the best 35 hours of my life. Bringing this kid into the world is something I will never forget. It feltĀ surreal. I was emotional, excited and terrified. IĀ stalled out at 7cm and eventually they decided a C-section was the best way to go. So here he came, 6lbs 12oz and 21in long. He was beautiful. I cried as they showed him to us through the sheet and then placed him on my chest. He is our little miracle man.

Dylan just turned 3 weeks old and every day hasĀ been an adventure. We had a jaundice scare, our first visit to the ER and lots of nursing. Nursing has been the hardest part for me. It’s so hard to know if you’re feeding your kid enough and if you’re doing enough for them. I’ve already had a few mini breakdowns on days where he cluster feeds. But all in all, it’s the best job in the world. I definitely question whether or not I can keep it up. It’s exhausting. But God gives meĀ strength, minute by minute and I hold on to that.

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