All alone with two little boys

Wyatt at 3 weeks

Last Saturday Albert and I went out to the Olive Garden for a little early anniversary celebration while his parents watched the boys.  Sunday Quentin went to the little neighbor girl's 3rd birthday party.  He really liked the ventriloquist, but stayed close to me the whole time.  I started leaking and had to run home to feed the baby.

Monday I was home with the boys pretty much the whole day by myself for the firs time while my in-laws went to the casino and Tuesday morning Albert drove them to the airport so I was on my own.  Wednesday I really started to notice the postpartum depression coming back.  I was really hoping that I wouldn't get it this time since I had been doing so well.  I've started to feel much better since Albert was home on Thursday and Friday so maybe it's just being by myself.  

I've also noticed that I've been clenching my jaw at night much more than usual.  I already wear a mouth guard, but it's not making much of a difference.  I think it's because I've been stressed out.  Quentin has had a hard time sharing mom and he's been crying a lot more plus we haven't been able to leave the house because the wind has been blowing so hard we can't even go for a walk.  The weather is supposed to get better next week so hopefully that will help.  

Wyatt has been puking a lot lately.  I'm pretty sure it's because of my forceful letdown while nursing which can cause re-flux type symptoms.  I started to unlatch him during let down and laying back while nursing to slow the flow and that seems to be helping.  

He's still waking up three times a night.  He's incredibly prompt feeding at 11 PM, 2 AM, 4 AM, and 6 AM consistently   My physics teacher in high school said that it's easier to correct someone/thing that is consistent rather than someone/thing who is close but random. Once you correct the problem of the consistent person they will be consistently on target. I figure once I get Wyatt on a schedule he'll be a fabulous little sleeper.


Shaunel said…
Hang in there! It continues to get better, but don't hesitate to ask for help. Best!

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