Thursday, March 13, 2008

I'm Beginning to See the Light


It's been almost three weeks since Luke was born and I feel like I'm just emerging from the haze. I have adjusted to the lack of sleep and even though we haven't achieved "latch-on", yet, we're still working on it. It's ok, even if we never make it. The baby blues have gotten much better, so maybe the hormones have started to normalize a little bit. The stress of making sure the baby was ok has lessened and I am starting to have the confidence to enjoy being a mom. I know that sounds weird, but the worry was sort of getting in the way of just enjoying the experience.

We took a trip to the pediatrician on Monday because Luke's eye was weeping, and not in a normal way. He has a blocked tear duct, so I have to rub the corner of his eye a few times a day and give him some eye drops. They seem to be working. The really good news is that he gained a whole pound in about 10 days. That means he is up to almost nine pounds, which really helped to ease my worries about whether he was getting enough to eat, etc..

I am ready to loose this weight. I know I'm not supposed to exercise until 6 weeks post-pardum, but I think I may start this weekend. nothing too crazy, just walking and maybe a little easy jogging. I have lost about 20 and still have another 20 or so to go.

My Aunt Joyce sent a really wonderful quilt that she made by hand. It has cats all over it, which is perfect for us. We took a picture of Luke on it and turned it into a Thank You card. I also received the kind gift of a cute onesie from the lovely JJ!

Here is the quilt......

11 comments:

Artblog said...

oooooooooooooo, isn't he just yummy!

Gorgeous quilt too :) X

Caro said...

Cute!!

Fertilized said...

Glad to hear the hormones are starting to balance out and Luke is getting enough to eat! I hope the treatment for the blocked tear duct clears up very soon!

Luke is beautiful!

twithhoney said...

He is so sweet and adorable!!

Janna said...

He is precious!!! Hoping the little man's tear duct clears out quickly.

I'm glad your hormones are balancing out. Congrats on the 20 lb loss. That's awesome!!!

ms. c said...

The first thing I notice in this post was the gorgeous little boy, and then, the QUILT. Which is magnificent. It's so special to have someone make something just for you.

Glad to hear that all is weel, and that you are less blue.

Courtney said...

Oh Kate, he is just such an adorable little guy! I'm so glad to hear that things are going well (minus the blocked duct) and that you are feeling less worry and more enjoyment. You deserve every beautiful moment of it...

lifelemons said...

He is so adorable!

Sorry to hear about his tear duct, my niece had that when she was born and it took a few months to go away.

Glad to hear everything is going a lot smoother!

Diana said...

What a pretty quilt!

Cibele said...

Luke is just adorable!

hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

I worry alot too- I guess it is the mommy way. Also ready to lose the weight. I LOVED my body when it was pregnant and enjoyed the weight gain. Now I think I'd like to fit into my old clothes. Gained 50 lbs during pregnancy, dropped 30 in the first few weeks but still need to lose 20. I am really looking forward to taking the baby for walks. Love the kitty quilt & your little man is adorable!