Well, I did it. I DID IT! I'm kind of ridiculously proud of myself. Sure there were kids shows on Netflix that I used as a crutch for 20-30 minutes here and there, but I still made it out alive and tear-free. HALLELUJAH! It certainly helps that I'm feeling better today and breastfeeding is only mildly painful. And when I remember that my energy is only half there and should improve in the next three weeks, I get kind of excited. Dudes, I think I'll feel manic by the time this anemia is resolved.
I also happened to download Instagram on my iPhone this morning and I think this is the start of a beautiful relationship. LOVE IT. So here's our insta-day in the life.
We like to be prepared.
Post Bath Nursing During Bella's Naptime
Art on the Deck
I wanted to get us outside again after Bella's nap to help burn off her endless toddler energy, but it wasn't going to work with Oliver's feeding schedule (right now I have to be home for feedings because of all the handwashing & medications). So I pulled her easel onto the deck and it kept her happy for a bit. Art on the deck is diaper-optional, obvs.
Oh, Thank God, Daddy's Home
Dinner on the Deck
I gave Bella some strawberry Kefir after dinner and raved about what a special dessert she was getting ("strawberry yogurt milkshake!") and she totally bought it. HAha (Nelson voice). SUCKA!
That's all. Now 3 oz of wine and bed. No dessert because I'm on a no-added sugar/limited dairy diet to reduce thrush levels, which means SUPER SAD TIMES ON THE MOTHERSHIP. Unexpectedly accelerated postpartum weight loss, here I come!