For the past few days I keep having fleeting thoughts of things I want to write about. Either I try to sit down and type one handed (to no avail) or I just can't find the time. Just as quick as the idea's come... they escape. Here I find myself with five spare minutes to write and ideas are completely escaping me. So I guess we will all have to settle for another random jumbled updates.
Nursing - Who ever wrote the book that nursing is easy, and natural and shouldn't hurt... well they lied through their wicked teeth. It's hard and it hurts and it consumes an insane amount of time. I am so thankful that I am able to do it but I feel like I got sold a false bill of goods. I am four weeks in now and I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. He is latching better. The thrush is getting better. Getting him to latch on takes just a couple seconds now. HOWEVER... it still hurts. He still eats every two and half hours or so round the clock. It seems like he always wants to eat when it's time to go to the bus or get the girls off the bus. I know these things will get easier in time so I am resigned to being as patient as I can be.
Sleeping - The second night home from the hospital Jack slept for almost five hours straight. Unfortunately... another false bill of goods. We have had a few good nights here and there but he is either up to eat every couple of hours or he wakes up and decides he doesn't want to go back to sleep. When the girls come bouncing in at 7am I resemble a zombie (obviously the slow moving variety).
The girls - They are really transitioning very well. They drive me nuts wanting to hold him and they do wake him every time he falls asleep but the insanity that I expected has been minimal. They really love him and are starting to be very entertaining to him.
Jack - He is starting to have longer spells of being awake and alert. He LOVES to be help and rocked and cuddled. The boy is very happy if you hold him all day long. He is having some issues with his tummy. I am not sure yet if it's reflux (like Grace had so horribly) or he is having an issue when I drink milk. He has the gas, gunky eyes (STILL! it's been a couple weeks) and fussiness so I am wondering if it is milk. Today began the official milk strike (for me) so we shall see.