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Working Momma - UPDATE

>> Thursday, August 27, 2009

What a difference a week makes - Jackson is adjusting so well to Christine and well I am back to drinking a pot of coffee a day (I cut out caffeine completely after my hospital stay back in December) click on the link to refresh your memory.

We're slowing getting into an evening routine and Jackson's nights are getting better and better. I say that with hesitation because as soon as I brag about getting 6 hours of straight sleep last night, I'll be lucky to get 2 hours tonight. We tried a new diaper last night, Pampers Dry, so maybe that had something to do with the long stretch of sleep? Jackson hates to be wet! And speaking of diapers, so glad I didn't go out and buy the size 1 diapers in bulk because we're now in size 2!

It feels good to get dressed every morning and be around people at work. Scratch the getting dressed part, I have got to lose these last 10 pounds! But, I do enjoy working with my clients and having adult interaction again. However, having a chance to eat without a baby screaming is going to make losing these last 10 pounds a little harder.

For those of you wondering about pumping when you go back at work - Pumping at work has been pretty easy and everyone has been understanding about my new closed door policy - when you hear the pump stop, give me 5 and you can come back and try me again. It is also nice to have a few breaks in our fast pace days to do things like update my blog:) I find the more I relax, the more I can pump. Some days I pump 1-2 oz more than Jackson takes.

I must say thank you for all of your well wishes and support. I miss Jackson to pieces and LOVE going home at the end of the day. I mean with a baby as sweet as this, how could you not:)


11 weeks

>> Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jackson is getting so big!




To go private or not ???

Lately there has been a lot that I would like to blog about, but I don't really feel comfortable publishing posts without knowing who is really reading this blog... if anyone!?! So, I am thinking about taking my blog private so that I can blog in comfort. Would you still follow my blog if I did? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Mommy Wilson


Fussy Baby = Sad Momma

>> Friday, August 21, 2009

For the most part Jackson has been okay with the sitter this week during the day, but when we get home he is really fussy. It's like he is so mad that I have left him for the day, as soon as I get home he starts screaming. After I nurse him he gets a little better, but it breaks my heart. Well today I am totally heart broken, my tummy hurts and I am trying to hold it together. Christine, my sitter, just called and told me Jackson has been crying all day. I want to run home and console him so bad. Yesterday wasn't a good day for him either. He is just going through a transition? Is he trying to tell me something? You know its bad when the sitter calls you - come on 5 o'clock!!!


Working Momma

>> Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Well after 10 weeks of being home with my little man, it was sadly time for this momma to return to work on Monday. I am not going to lie, the anticipation of this day was horrible. The mere thought of leaving Jackson made my tummy twist, my heart ache and tears to flow uncontrollably. I was suddenly very upset that I couldn't stay home with him forever. I thought that I was such a "career women" and couldn't imagine what a bore my days would be sitting around the house surrounded by baby toys and baby talk. Surprisingly, that was now all I wanted to do.

How was I going to do it, how was I going to walk out the door and leave my boy, how was I going to pump at work, how was I going to survive a whole day without a nap??? Mr. Wilson totally didn't get it, he's been walking out the door since Jackson was born, what's the big deal? Where was his working woman??? I have changed.

Well I'm only on day 3, but I have to say that returning to work was a good thing - for me, my marriage and my son. Like I said, the anticipation and unanswered questions in my head were awful. But Monday morning came and I walked out the door. I didn't shed a tear, I drank a lot of coffee, I called home a lot, and I closed my door and pumped more than Jackson ate. The drive to work was weird, it felt like yesterday I was rubbing my belly and waddling into the office.

5 o'clock has a whole new meaning and the days have never felt longer. Jackson is a little fussy until I nurse him when I get home. But the schedule and routine of being at home with the sitter is already proving well for him. Last night he gave me the best gift of all - coos, smiles, cuddles and sleep. Yes, my friends I got to sleep last night. Jackson went a full 5 hours, ate and I had to wake him at 4 hours to nurse before I got ready for work.

So after all of the sweat, tears and fears - this working, nursing, pumping momma is doing good. I can do this!


Two Months

>> Sunday, August 9, 2009

Where has the time gone? How is my newborn now a two month old?!? Jackson has been such a dream come true, I am so so sad that my maternity leave is coming to an end. I have no idea how I am going to leave my little guy.

To catch you up on life since my last post, we had a great visit with Aunt Megan. I am bummed that we don't live closer to each other because it is so neat to watch her and Chris with Jackson. We took a trip to the beach with my family and it was a very needed vacation for Mr. Wilson and I. Jackson did really well, we had a couple of long nights - but considering we had a six week old at the beach, everything went great. It was also nice to have Mr. Wilson around for the week. He really feels like he misses out on a lot when he's at work.

My best friend and her twin girls also came to meet Jackson and stay with us for a few days. Stephanie and I have been friends since childhood. There was a minute that I had to catch my breath, I couldn't believe that we have real babies and aren't just playing house like we did when we were little girls.

Jackson's two month check up went great. He handled his shots much better than I anticipated. He cries harder during a diaper change then he did for his two shots. We will go back at three months for another shot. Jackson weighed 11.2 and was 23 inches long. That puts him in the 50% percentile for his height, weight and head circumference. I am still breast feeding and plan to pump when I go back to work. Jackson is still eating every 3-4 hours on average and has yet to sleep through the night. He is my son, he's a night owl and doesn't wake up for the day until 10-11 am!

I am going to try and soak up every minute with Jackson this week, my last week of maternity leave. I'm sure I'll start blogging more regularly again once I'm back at work and on a schedule.

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