1 Month ….+1 to grow on…and a side note about LOST

4:50a 2/4/10 Whoa – a whole month has passed by and much of it is a complete blur. Thank G-d I took pictures.

How’s it going you (ok, everyone) ask?  Well – so far so good:)  This is the first week I flew solo…I enjoy the quiet time with Maya.  Clearly I am still getting up in the middle of the night to give her  a bottle of formula (egad, lactation nazis….relax I like my sleep and so does my daughter) and to pump.  My supply seems to have increased until yesterday where I didn’t drink my tea and it seemed to have waned but I could be wrong.  But all in all, Maya has let us sleep pretty good.  I definitely feel like there is never time enough in the day to do all I want, but in time that will happen (or at least improve). I’m now down to just the 2 bottles of formula a day, and the rest she gets from me or a bottle of expressed “me.”  It has gotten less painful…mostly.  And mostly it doesn’t take 20 minutes to latch her on.

Maya likes: her bath (getting her hair washed), sitting up with help, staring at mommy while she feeds, the octopus on her aquarium, laying on daddy’s warm chest (mommy likes this too), “nums” (aka breast milk), to poop on the fresh diaper we just laid down after getting rid of the poopy diaper, grunting in her sleep, sleeping anywhere, Depeche Mode, to cry just when Mommy sits down to eat, to lay in her crib quietly for 10 or more minutes taking in her surroundings, being Houdini and getting out of swaddles

Maya dislikes: her bath (everything but the first 2 minutes and her hair getting washed), laying down unless she is tired, having her arms out of the way to feed off mommy, tummy time (most times), sitting in a dirty diaper, Jonny Lang

Maya can: smile, poop, pee, nap, sleep, cry, turn over from tummy to back (for a while now!), hold her head up pretty well, make Mommy and Daddy smile

Mommy likes: breastfeeding when it doesn’t hurt, washing her daughter’s hair, being off of work with Maya, watching Maya sleep, getting her to smile, seeing all the people I love give love and kisses to Maya

Mommy dislikes: the hours in the evening that seem to go on forever when Maya wants to eat every hour and a half, month-long post partum bleeding, lack of sleep, the often excruciating pain that accompanies breastfeeding, the weird numbness above her surgical incision, not getting to shower some days, not knowing what Maya wants/needs sometimes when she cries, the state of my apartment (do I have to hire cleaning people again because we are too tired to do it ourselves? ugh), the time it is taking me to write thank yous and send out announcements

SIDE NOTE: Ok, I actually stayed up for the season premiere of LOST.  It was very good…BUT it certainly did not answer all the questions that I have….in fact I think it only answered TWO – Who is the Man in Black and who is “Locke”….The rest of the time it was busy making me form new friggin’ questions in my head …15 episodes left to make me happy.

Below are two pics of Maya at 1 month – left one is her in a Boppy photo shoot, the one on the right is during an EBM Bottle Feeding…

By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...


  1. I’m glad you’re hanging in there, Joy! LOL about Maya pooping immediately in fresh diapers. I remember those days. It seemed like N timed his poops for right after I strapped him into his carrier on our way our the door. It’s funny…now. (Did you ever rhink you’d be discussing POOP so often??)

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