My Mental Health:
We finally made it to a year. It is so weird it feels like just yesterday I was pregnant and carrying him in my belly. Sometimes I really wish I could have him back there. My husband and I both still can’t believe we are parents. And looking back it is also hard to believe how we ever functioned without Wesley. I love being a mother, and the many twists and turns that come with the experience though daunting at times is more exhilarating than I could ever imagine. This past year has been confusing, frustrating, and extraordinarily eye opening.
How Baby is Doing:
He finally mastered the sippy cup. We have been trying to get him to drink from a sippy cup for months, and he finally figured it out. He still isn’t walking, but he’s definitely learning how to climb. I was doing dishes the other day when he climbed on top of the dishwasher drawer. He’s really hitting his mile stones. My husband and I are so proud of our son. He loves music, and to bang on everything. He’s a little dancing machine. For his first birthday he received bongos, and blocks. For his birthday we took him to the park and played on the playground. We also gave him a key lime cake, which he of course smashed into smithereens.
Life as a Breastfeeding Mama:
So I managed to go 48 hours without breastfeeding, before my son demanded the milk. I was also so full I was afraid I might explode or end up with mastitis again. In the end I caved and I let him have the boob. I’ve decided to let him have the boob until I can get with my OB to discuss the best way of drying myself out. He doesn’t really need the last evening feeding these days. I think he only does it for comfort and because he can smell the milk. He is such a good little eater and has been from day one. However, I’m ready to have my body back, and his two little bottom teeth are not fun.
Tips and Tricks:
Pokemon Go is an excellent way to help you get out of the house. There are other apps out there as well that will pay you for getting out and moving. My husband is a major Pokemon fan and we have been looking for something that him and I can do for fun together. We have been enjoying going on walks around the apartment and at the local parks in and around Austin. Our son Wesley has really been enjoying it too. He is sleeping so much better as a result.