LYNNABEL's Nov 2005 CalorieKing Blog

Tuesday, November 29th 2005

I went to my family ed class today again and loved it. I am enjoying many of the other mothers - most of whom will have to go back to work so I'm hoping we can continue to network/connect. Some of us are going to meet for lunch before next week's class/meeting.

I had to laugh, though, today because at least 80% of what we talked about was baby gas and poops. One woman told us about her 12 week old daughter projectile pooping all over her husband, wall, and bed. Yes - I said projectile POOPI...

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Monday, November 28th 2005

1:33am. Will is eating and dozing. He finally pooped (2x!) today - thank goodness for small miracles. He seems so much happier.

Yesterday we tracked how much he ate to figure out what percentage is my breast milk. We think yesterday he didn't eat as much as usual, but of that 43% was my milk. Pretty damn good. The bummer is that a) usually he eats more, so normally is probably more like 30%, which is still great, and b) as he eats more I will either have to pump more or accept a continually...

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Sunday, November 27th 2005

Confessions or Some Things I've discovered about motherhood, etc.

1. I can get by washing my hair every 4 days. Gross, but true.
2. I am anchored to another human being like never before. I orbit around him.
3. All "normal" (ie pre-baby) moments feel stolen - not in a bad way, necessarily, but there's no mindless snuggling or sleeping or eating or running errands or anything - all moments include a mindfulness of the baby.
4. If I let it, there is nothing that I don't feel g...

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Friday, November 25th 2005

I don't have much time to write, but thought I'd jot a note.

Poor Will had some uncomfortable gas last night so he was up every other hour - which makes me one tired Mama. I did go back to sleep this morning from 6 to 10, which was nice, but then Will was finally sleeping so S and I snuggled in bed for an hour, which was lovely, but means that its 2pm now and I feel like I'm just starting my day.

I elipsed for 11 minutes and did 20 reps of 50 lbs on my quads. Slow and easy does it.

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Tuesday, November 22nd 2005

5:22am. Waiting for Will to go back to sleep. It may not happen - he slept from 10pm to 1am and again from 1:30am to 4:40am. For him, that's considered a stretch. For me, not so much. :)

God, I have such a rough time in the late afternoon/early evenings - its like a fog descends on me - but that makes it sound benign and its not. And then it lifts and I'm more than fine. When my head is clear and above water I am trying to think of activities I can do during that down time because I can't th...

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