Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The baby blues....

Well, for starters, we had Allie's 2wk checkup yesterday (her due date!) and she's healthy as a horse! She weighed 8lbs 10oz, which is great! At two weeks they want them to at least be at their birth weight - she was 1lb over! She also grew an inch and is now 20".

She seems to be having some gas/pooping issues. I'm not sure which it is. She's still pooping about 2-3 times a day, but it seems like it's harder for her to get out. It comes out thicker at first and then the second bout is really watery. I know, gross, but that's how it is. Today, I got poop shot at me for the very first time. lol
The ped. recommended that I maybe cut out dairy from my diet and see how that works for her, so we're trying that. Hopefully it will work, because I miss my smiley, happy baby girl! She's still super good and happy for the most part, but there's a good majority of the day where she just seems absolutely miserable. It's stressing me out because I don't know what to do for her :(

Oh top of that, I've been feeling a little down. I know it's completely normal, but it sucks. Chev is gone from about 7am - 12:15am almost every day, so I'm basically doing this all alone. And with me breastfeeding, I feel like a prisoner. I've either got her or a pump on my boob and I feel like I can't do anything. I'm stuck in this house every day, almost all day long. It's just so hard.

It's very hard adjusting to having a newborn again. If Aiden were younger it wouldn't be bad, as I would already be used to it. But when you're basically starting all over, it's tough.

I'm happy for the most part, but I just feel like there's this dark cloud just waiting to come loom over me. I don't know what to do about it. Is this something that I just work through, and it will go away on it's own, or is it going to get worse?


  1. Talk to your doctor, please. It might be post partum depression, and you definitely don't want to play around with that. Big hugs to you. I know those blues are hard to get around.

  2. Wow, she's REALLY gaining weight! How often are you feeding her? If it's more often than every 3 hours, if I were you I'd cut back some. When I was able to go from every 2 hours to every 3 it made me feel SO much better. I began enjoying this a lot more!

    Eleanor has shot poop at me - and across the room - many times. I cut back on dairy too, and it really does seem to be helping. Good luck! :)