Spoiled already, you say? Not the baby, but me. She spoils me. She's been doing so fabulously sleeping soundly and only getting up once for a feeding during the night. I can't believe it. I'm actually on more of a routine and I'm getting some much, much needed sleep. I feel like it is too much sleep sometimes. For a month, I was going on 1-2 hours of sleep at a time, getting no more than about 4 hours a day. Well, now I'm up to a whopping 2-3 hours at a time, averaging 6 - 8 hours a day. [knock on wood]
We've had some adventures this past week: snow, a few walks in the park, nursing in the park, a visit to the chiropractor, shopping (first mall visit), and overall busy-ness. We've been some busy little bees getting out the birth announcements, prepping for next week's trips, and she's been growin', growin', growin'.
Oh, and speaking of the chiropractor, Mari was adjusted for the first time yesterday at the visit. It was quick and easy and I think she liked it. She cried at the time, but that was more because she was hungry. Immediately afterwards, I nursed her for 8 minutes before we headed home. We got home, she ate a bit more, slept for 3 hours, nursed again, and slept for nearly 5 hours. WOW! I'm appreciative of that adjustment. And me, well my beloved surprised me with an hour long massage. Actually, my next 10 visits are an hour each! Again, he spoils me too. And that massage was INCREDIBLE! I absolutely love Mary, the massage therapist. She got me through my pregnancy, keeping me relaxed and working those knots. 5 weeks since I last saw her, again, she worked her magic and my tired back muscles from carrying my wee baby. She commented saying, "yes, those are mommy knots!" snap, crinkle, crinkle, crunch...sigh! I wanted to yell out during some of those "hurts" but I was thankful she was getting rid of the soreness. I just breathed through it and focused on channeling the negativity out of my body. BRILLIANT.
I'll be out of commission the next week, but I promise to write in Word and copy and paste when I return. Have a safe and happy St. Patty's Day!