Sunday, January 21, 2018

Baby Bee

I'm finally settling into this whole Mom thing and I actually have a few minutes here and there to get back to business. I thought I'd let you know a little about our lives these days!

Baby Anne (my two- and four- year old nephew and niece call her 'Baby Ant') arrived three and a half weeks early on October 31. When the doctor told me my blood pressure was high and we needed to take the baby early, on Tuesday, I said "ok." Then, my husband said, "Oh, she'll be a Halloween baby!" and I burst into tears. "Tell him nevermind!" I said. "I don't want her to be a Halloween baby!" 
My husband, to his credit, actually went out into the hallway and asked the doctor to come back, because "my wife may have changed her mind." That still cracks me up when I think about it. At the time, though, I just kept crying.

I can't explain this reaction. I just don't like holiday birthdays. I feel like the kid gets the short end of the stick every year. But if you have to have a holiday birthday, I think Halloween is the way to go. As my husband said, "Every year, she'll get to dress up and eat tons of candy on her birthday. What could be better!" And then I thought of the adorable pumpkin cupcakes I'll be able to take to school and decided I was ok with the whole thing.

So she arrived. She is our pumpkin baby.


She's been here for almost three months now. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen a bit of her transition from teeny weeny preemie to slightly-smaller-than-average two and a half month old. 



I love her so much. She is wonderful.

She's a sweet baby, who sometimes lets Mama sleep for seven hours in a row at night! I don't know why. There is no pattern. I have tried to replicate it. It's just a special gift from miracle baby and I have no control over it. Every time she fusses and I wake up, I excitedly check my phone to see what time it is, and I celebrate at anything over five hours. "She's amazing!" I tell my husband.

Because it's nothing I'm doing; that's for sure.
We've had some struggles with nursing. She had a tongue tie and a lip tie, and those both had to be corrected. That was sort of terrible, and the terrible-ness lasted for a while. She's doing a bit better every week. Maybe soon we'll be normal! Any breastfeeding Mamas who struggle, I hear you. It's tough sometimes, especially when Baby or Mama has an issue.


I'm staying home with Baby Bee. She's the boss of me, day and night. Sometimes, when the weather changes, I miss my job. But I'm so happy here, in my house, with my sleeping Baby Bun that I know I made the right choice for my family.


But I'm also going to start getting back into the swing of product creation. I've still got blog posts galore, ready for you awesome readers, every Sunday! And you can always find out what's going on on Instagram, or check out current reading or resources on Facebook. But I'm about ready to start working on new stuff. 

I'd love to hear what you'd like me to work on next. Any ideas will be considered!
 
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