It’s hard to believe that Turner is a month old! I still go over our birth story in my mind. It’s amazing how we just became parents one day and it’s now the new “norm”. I’m loving it!
The first two weeks were rough. Turner was eating every hour! By the time I finished feeding him, he was hungry again in 30 or 40 minutes! I was getting pretty depressed and anxious about it. I didn’t want any visitors or to go anywhere for fear of him having a freak out and me needing to feed him right then and there! At around a week and a half, I called my friend Jill and she saved me! She said, “Emily, you’re not doing things for fear of what might happen” She also said that something happens at 2 weeks where you really just accept this as your new norm and you’re ok with it. Luckily, she was right!
Things started turning around at 3 weeks. After my friend Maribeth dropped off this amazing book on parenting, I was really working on giving Turner a full feeding each time instead of snacking here and there. Basically, he would fall asleep and I would just assume he was full which is why he’d want to eat 30 minutes later. Now we go 3 or 4 hour stretches between feedings! I guess we all are learning as we go.
Now for the fun stuff… A lot has happened in our first month together:
Our first family picture Turner’s first encounter with Dexter
Our first Thanksgiving feeling very exhausted
Our first car ride followed by several trips to Starbucks and Whole Foods
And decorating our first Christmas tree
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It’s been such an amazing month together. Stew and I have come to love and rely on each other in a way we never needed to before. I’m so excited to see what the future holds!