Sunday, December 20, 2009

I Survived the first 2 weeks!!!

So..... no one tells you how hard the first two weeks are. Probably because if it stayed like this forever everyone would only have one child. The lack of sleep, crying, and constant feeding is so exhausting. Before the baby was born I told my family I wouldn't need any help and that I wanted to be alone to bond with the baby. After a breakdown in the hospital in the middle of the night Paul asked my mom if she could stay and help me for a week. Thank goodness my mom suspected this would happen and had already packed extra clothes. If it wasn't for her I don't think I would have survived! So mom, thank you! I love you so much and I will remember this when Taylor tells me the same thing!

One new change that I recently made was adding in formula. This has made a huge difference with Taylor in just 2 days. By bottle feeding her with formula or breast milk I'm able to make sure she is getting enough which I don't think she was before. I am going to try to switch completely to formula. I feel bad that I don't want to breastfeed, but I just don't like it. I was formula fed and I turned out just fine!

I'll post more pictures of Taylor soon now that she is finally sleeping more regularly and I'm able to get things done. Doing my first load of laundry today..... it's kind of exciting!

1 comment:

  1. I hear ya on the breastfeeding! Hudson will be 1 in just a few weeks and I have not given him any formula. I think it is my lifes greatest accomplishment so far. I wanted to give up a few times...especially in the middle of the night. If you haven't stopped completely yet, try just pumping once a day at least. Even if she gets it in a bottle it is worth it for both of you. Call if you need anything!