Tired but Wired
Eli usually goes to bed at 8 p.m. and then hubby and I usually clean up the kitchen, watch a movie, and have a cuddle.Then it’s bed time at which point I get a couple hours of sleep before Eli wakes up to nurse at midnight or so…yeah, we’re really exciting.
But lately I’ve been driving myself crazy. I have SO much to do and I just can’t settle my body down. I try to sleep but all I end up doing is keeping the hubby awake. So here I am waiting for Eli to wake up and nurse.
He nurses, and then what? Still don’t feel like I could sleep. Oh my geez. Just when I thought is be sleeping longer, my hormones freak out and send me on a mentally exhausting escapade.
Why did you start your period while still nursing? This is a great article on the basics of nursing why’ and how’s once your pesky Aunt Flo comes back…and I don’t mean the Flo from progressive!
Okay my milkin’ mommies, I am back. I started to back at college and got busy…I didn’t forget about you though! Eli and I are almost to 9 months of going strong with breastfeeding!!!! And I encourage you to continue as well. There is ALWAYS a way to succeed when breastfeeding if you believe you can and seek out all your options!
Cry It Out?
Trying not to nurse Eli to sleep gas been hell on earth. Seriously. I want him to be able to do it on his own and the first time every night it is perfect, but when he wakes up 4 hours later and needs nursed it is such a fight. I nurse him, soothe him, cuddle, and put back to bed. Then he wakes himself up, refuses pacifiers and fights sleep. I AM SO FRUSTRATED.
I finally had to put him down and walk away. I closed his door and mine. I feel awful but I really cannot take it anymore and I can’t sleep either.
I really just want to bring him into bed with me since hubby is gone, and ensure good sleep for us both, but that is the reason we are struggling to begin with! Our dog is sleeping great though…lucky bastard.
Burning Cals & Breastfeeding!
Okay so lately I’ve been trying so hard to work out 3 days a week. And even as a stay at home mom this is HARD! It seems like every time I try, Eli wakes up, or needs something, or we have to go somewhere. Luckily, I’ve found a great work out class on base that kicks my @$$ and the best part is, you can take your kids!!! This group is encouraging and so motivational, especially the girl that leads the class, Julia.
Julia has taught me that with will power and by pushing ourselves to be healthy, we are truly doing what is best for our children as well as ourselves!
But what about the days that are just so crazy that I can’t make it to class???
I’ve been coming up with some foolproof ways to workout at home…WHILE breastfeeding! SERIOUSLY this is no joke. You don’t need weights or a video, just you and your baby and a little motivation. I mean think about it, how much time a day do you spend breastfeeding?!?! I spend probably 3-4 hours just doing that and while it’s time well spent, we are all guilty of trying to multitask it. (I can let the dog in and out, feed him, and do homework while breastfeeding) Why not fit in a workout??? So I will be working with my husband to take some pics and post them up to guide you in a great (but small) workout to get in while breastfeeding! Burn calories while you are burning calories! Coming soon…
Pink standing up for women every where! You go girl! We should never have to be ashamed for feeding our child!
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