Sunday, February 28, 2010


I'm almost always tired. My four year old is probably feeling quite neglected. My two week old is taking up most of my time. But he's nursing well, and sleeping pretty well at night. As long as he eats full meals I usually get one five or six hour stint between feedings. That means about four hours of straight sleep because the feedings can take up to two hours because of burping, changing diapers (anywhere from once to five or six times per feeding), and keeping him upright for at least 20 minutes (per his pediatrician).

I haven't developed any kind of postpartum depression. I don't know if I even have baby blues. With Malachi I would sit in my glider while feeding him and I would bawl the whole time. I've cried a few times since I brought Simon home, but not much, not much at all.

We have a lot going on right now. For instance, we have to find a hotel in Dallas for April because we're going to be there for a few days! John is going to do his Dept. of Homeland Security consultations in Houston on the 21st. We'll fly into Houston on the 15th, then drive up to Dallas. We'll stay there until the 20th when we'll drive back to Houston, and then we'll fly down to San Jose early on the 22nd. CRAZY! I can't believe we have such concrete dates (although, anyone in the FS can attest to the fact, that I shouldn't get too attached to them). There's so much to do before then, the list is very, very long.

We got Simon's birth certificate in the mail this week. Now we just need to get Malachi's and the three of us can get our passports. We all need tourist and diplomatic passports. We also started buying things for post. We went to Sears yesterday and bought a microwave, toaster oven, and food processor. I won't even start listing things that we still need to do, it's such a long list, it's way too much information for one blog entry. I'll probably just update the blog when we accomplish things to give our non FS friends and family an idea of what it takes to go to post.

So in conclusion, I'm tired, but I'm very happy looking ahead at what's going on the next couple of months.

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