6 Weeks on Thursday

Last week Russell crossed over the one month mark. I don’t have a cute sticker picture or any specific picture on that particular day, but I do know that his hair is still better than my own hair and probably your hair too. I’m terrible at baby books and all that kind of mom stuff, but I figured if I wrote some stuff on here, I could look back on it later and I’ll be glad I have the records.

We’ll hit 6 weeks on Thursday – which is always the time when people tell you you hit a turning point. Things settle down a bit, it’s still really hard because everyone’s tired but you find some sort of rhythm in the chaos. At least that was so for the first two.

At 6 weeks post delivery, I’m starting to feel like myself a bit more and excited to start working out again. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still feeling the hormone crazies a fair amount, but I’m feeling a little less hazy. I’m a stickler of waiting the full 6 weeks to start running again after babies and surgeries, but I think more than anything for the reason that I enjoy the downtime. I enjoy it enough to totally celebrate it, but I miss running/exercise enough that I welcome it back with open arms. I started taking Louis to the Y when he was only 6 weeks old but am not sure I’ll go down that road so soon with Russ. He already had a cold at three weeks and it was miserably for all parties. The Y never got Lou sick though so who knows, maybe I’ll roll the dice. Momma is much happier with her workout time.

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At one month. He’s up an down all night long, eating three different people’s breast milk like a champ- though the weird thing about giving your kid other peoples breast milk is that you have no idea what that person might have ate on a particular day and if it’s upsetting his tummy at all. We have about 4 more weeks of breast milk left for him and I’ll likely start incorporating some formula with it soon. What a gift these women have donated to our baby boy.

His brothers adore him and at this point we all kind of think he looks more like Marshall/Me rather than Louis/Glenn. (Everyone says Marshall looks like me and Louis looks like Glenn) Though he seems to maybe have Glenn’s nose so maybe he’ll be a Marshall/Louis hybrid.

That’s all I got. 

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