Taking baby on his daily walk
Saturday, March 16, 2019
LO is 8 weeks old and I'm enjoying my maternity leave and loving being a mom and breastfeeding the baby! I had an uncomplicated, unmedicated birth at almost 38 weeks pregnant. Our son arrived at 6pounds, 2oz and has been very healthy.
I gotta say, I felt like a rock star for almost a week afterward. Seriously, took only cat naps, but wasn't tired and had so much energy.
I've been taking baby on walks around the park since week 2. The baby ktan is a great and very easy carrier to use during our walks.
I'll admit though, that I don't get a lot done except the daily walk and taking a daily shower. Otherwise laundry and dishes are the only chores I get done. Baby is a great little guy, but he hates when he's not touching mom or dad. I tried babywearing while cooking and it was scary and not to be repeated lol.
Now that he's 8 weeks old, I feel we've got more of a rhythm to our days and I can focus more on making better food choices and making time to eat. Unfortunately, I've been skipping breakfast and lunch and just snacking all day because it's hard to make time to prepare something to eat. Being a mom to a newborn is hard sometimes, but I'm so grateful that I have a supportive and helpful husband. While his go to response when baby cries is to hand him to me and say baby is hungry, he is otherwise helpful.
He cooks dinner and keeps the kitchen clean. He also does bedtime, so I can have 15 min to myself while he does bath time and sings baby a lullaby. When baby is mostly asleep, i'll try to top him off with a last feed and then rock him to sleep. It's nice to work together with my husband. He took care of baby this morning while I swept and mopped the floors and made spinach feta egg cups, homemade dressing, hard boiled eggs, and baked chicken as my meal prep for breakfast and lunch for the week.
I'm hoping I'll be able to grab and go. The plan for bfast is a couple of eggs cups and lunch is a substantial arugula salad with homemade dressing, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, and cherry tomatoes and chicken broth or miso soup (because it's powdered and ready to go). If I need to snack, I picked up some wasabi seaweed snack packs. I love those things.
Anyone have any tips for eating healthy as a new mom?