From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Flying Solo February 28, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 9:36 am

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.

I find he looks so tiny in this picture. He also looks like he's wondering "where the hell am I?"

Kiss from papa sets everything right.

A nice pic of Henry and Chris



4 Responses to “Flying Solo”

  1. Gillian Says:

    I’m thinking of you, Sweets. I remember LIVING in my pjs those first few weeks when George went back to work. I was so proud of myself on days when I managed to get into real clothes before noon. But look at you – you’ve blogged before noon on Chris’s first day back at work. Well done!

  2. Whistlepea Says:

    I was miserable when Chris went back to work after 3 whole months. Kate started waking up every hour or two and I felt like I was losing my mind. In a way I kind of wish I hadn’t gotten so used to him being around so that I could have figured things out on my own more. I didn’t even know how to work our stroller.

  3. Caitlin Says:

    You can do it 🙂 Lots of faith in you!

  4. grand-maman Says:

    J’aime beaucoup la photo de Henry et papa, il faudrait aussi une photo de maman et Henry.

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