The first night, I still awoke like clockwork at 4am (our standard mid-night feeding time), used the bathroom, and paused outside his room, reaching with my ear to hear any sounds of hungry rousing. But, all I heard were contented little murmurings and so I went back to bed. The morning was not so comfortable, as I'm sure any moms who have breastfed can attest, but that seems more than a fair trade for an actual full night of sleep. Last night was even better; my body didn't wake me at 4am, and I wasn't nearly as uncomfortable in the morning. I'm hesitant to say that I could get used to this. Heck, I was even hesitant to post anything about this, for fear that I might upset some delicate balance in the universe that is allowing this to happen! But, I've given myself this pep-talk before, that it's nice to be overt about the positive and not just the negative. It's easy to send out stories of annoyances and trials into the public domain. Sometimes it feels necessary to solicit sympathy (and advice) just to help get yourself through the situation. But, it can be equally nice to send out reports of the positive as well... celebrate a little!
In other developments this week: we went swimming for the first time with the little guy, I bought an Ergo carrier (I no-longer feel like I'm carrying a 20lb sack of potatoes with my shoulders - thank the LORD!), and we started solids this week (quite possibly the reason for the recent sleeping-through-the-night development!). Also, I bought a skein of yarn... GASP! Without a specific project in mind... double GASP!! It's very difficult to hold out on buying local artisan yarn when the artisan actually attends your local knitting group! Here's a picture of the lovely fibre specimen from said artisan's blog,
Beautiful yarn, no? I bought one skein and it's even more gorgeous in person! There's only one more set of props (and a linky-link) that I'd like to give. I bought my Ergo through Funky Tricycle which is a great local online business that posts one "groovy deal a week, for moms, dads, and kiddies." Including the Ergo, I have bought two items from them now, the other being a great Ju-Ju-Be convertible backpack diaper bag. Their prices are typically 40-60% off retail, and because they're local to Victoria there's no shipping if you are okay with picking it up! The business is run by two sisters. I've gotten to meet both these lovely ladies and they are super nice.
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