Chris went back to work today which I find completely devastating. I honestly feel the government should give both parents the time off. Chris and I have been a well oiled machine for the past 3 weeks and him not being here feels almost like I’m missing a limb. I know Henry misses him too.
Henry started showing his displeasure at Chris going back to work last night by throwing up on the clean sheets that Chris had just just on the bed. He then was not happy that I was the one feeding and changing him during the night (since I had decided to let Chris sleep) and refused to go back to sleep after his 2:30 feeding. He wasn’t crying or anything, just was determined to stay awake. At around 4:30 am I was starting to lose it mentally since he was refusing to eat, didn’t need to be changed, just would not go down. Chris, being the awesome guy that he is, sacrificed his sleep and took Henry downstairs to let me sleep until he left for work around 5:45 (due to the freezing rain).
When I got Henry back, it was the same story. Chris had managed to get him to sleep but now once again he was wide awake and refusing to eat. I finally got him to sleep around 7:00 and promptly fell asleep myself until around 8:30. I think it being both of us is going to be a bit of trial and error. In 3 weeks time I had changed about 5 diapers. I’ve done 4 in the past 24 hours. I’m quickly learning the tricks. Like bringing him to the washroom and while holding him, I wash one hand at a time (thank god for pump soap that can be done one handed).
Now he’s asleep but who knows for how long. I may stick to wearing PJ’s all day today just to remain comfy and then make a base camp in the basement and watch tv or something.
And of course, no post is complete without pics of our little guy.
WE MISS YOU CHRIS!