|Hangin' out in my chair (Thanks, Auntie Joanna.)|
- Going outside everyday: No matter what, I try to get outside every day. Trudy and I have gotten really good with operating the stroller and last week we went out with the Ergo carrier for the first time. We got caught in a mega-Miami-rainstorm this morning. I got obliterated but little Trudy stayed dry and managed to sleep through the whole thing. Though I was soaked to the bone when we got home, I felt like the best mama in the world since my little one had not been impacted at all by the unexpected downpour!
- Not stressing about what I'm wearing: Piggybacking on the above point, I don't stress about what I'm wearing when I leave the house. It makes it so much easier to leave the house. I've developed a new fashion category called "night-to-day" (as opposed to "day-to-night" looks sported by working women who want clothes that transition from job to after-job fun.) Basically, I just wear my pajamas all the time, anywhere and everywhere.
- Muffins: I make these muffins every week. I eat them in the middle of the night when I'm tired but up with Trudy for a feed. They are amazing. And I've read that oats are supposed to help with milk supply, so they are awesome on multiple levels.
- Trying to do at least one thing that makes me feel "normal" each day: I've slowly been trying to revisit aspects of life that were central to my being before Trudy came around but have since become dormant. It's been weird slowly starting to do school work again but it makes me feel like everything is going to be okay; doing regular things remind me that I haven't completely lost myself in a sea of boobs and baby and sleepless nights.
- Bryn: As I've learned what works and what doesn't, Bryn has also learned. He is amazing. He has gotten more intuitive about supporting me and Trudy. He has helped make this first transitional period so much more livable.
I'll leave you with a glimpse into my late-night life. Ladies and gentlemen, I offer you Trudy at 4 weeks old: