weekend

by Ally- Life as I know it, 8:46 AM
I'm finally starting to come out of the new parent fog and kind of sort of feeling like my old self again. Besides the fact I'm extremely sleep deprived I think I'm finally getting the hang of everything. I don't think anyone can prepare you for having a newborn. People always joked "enjoy your sleep now!" but until you experience it yourself, you have nothing to compare it to. Breastfeeding is so hard and having to feed every 2 hours is exhausting. The first few days after Oliver was born I was running on fumes since I got zero sleep in the hospital and my anxiety was through the roof. I could feel the adrenaline pumping in my body nonstop. I was a mess and cried a lot. I definitely had some baby blues and was missing my old easy life. But each day gets better and we're finally getting into some sort of groove. I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband and that we have all of our family around to help out. If it wasn't for my mom and Theo I would be so lost!


Theo turned the big 3-0 last week so Friday night we had our family over to celebrate. Oliver got to meet a bunch of the family and was passed around all night long. He slept awesome that night so I'm thinking we need to have parties at our house more often, it wears the baby out!







Saturday night we cooked steaks on the grill and watched Pitch Perfect 2. If you're looking for a good baked sweet potato recipe this is the best.




Sunday was spent snuggling with my little man. He's starting to make the funniest faces. I'm still waiting for him to smile though. He'll smile in his sleep and it's adorable.




That night we had our weekly dinner at my parent's house. I love that we've started this tradition and now that we have a baby it's even more special.



I made Katie's Pumpkin Brownies for dessert and they were delicious!




Everyone keeps asking me how Pixie is handling the baby.


It's kind of sad actually. From the moment we brought him home she knew something was different. She acted so weird towards me for that first week and was very standoffish. It really broke my heart! She's getting better and I have to be thankful that she isn't mean to him, but she doesn't really want anything to do with Oliver. We still give her the same amount of attention and love but I think it'll just take time for her to realize it isn't all about her anymore and that's ok. She was a bit overly spoiled anyways!
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  1. Glad you are seeing through the fog, I hear the first few weeks are doozys and it's something you only understand once you experience it. You look great and your food looks delicious!

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  2. Oliver is so sweet and adorable! And I just read your birth story and teared up...pregnancy hormones! Also loved reading your bumpdates and now I am definitely thinking I have a little boy in my tummy :)...similar symptoms! Pixie will adjust to the babe! She's probably just taking a minute to get used to her big sister status!! So glad you're adjusting to life as a Mama!! xx

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  3. Very similar experience with the anxiety just pumping through my body the first two weeks, it was horrendous.....but I'm so glad your fog has lifted too because life sure is sweeter now.

    Also - roscoe had a very similar reaction as Pixie. He was really standoffish with me and just sullen. Four weeks deep and now he is a lot more comfortable. He isn't obsessed but he will lay on him mat with the baby, and follows us to the glider for feeding ..... Like with me, it took time but he is really getting there!

    Happy week mama

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  4. So glad to hear you are settling into your routine. That lack of sleep is totally something that scares me. I am a total sleep through the night kinda gal and so is Mark.......changes for sure!

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  5. You look amazing girl! Little guy is just adorable and I'm so with you - I think I will be a zombie when that time comes for me!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Every day gets better!
    You look fab! Not fair! :) I bet sweet Pixie will come around. New babies are just an adjustment for everyone!

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  7. Aw you look so great holding that sweet little babe!! :) I had some baby blues too, its so hard when you're running on little sleep! It gets so so much better each day though! Also Ruby was pretty standoffish at first too, Pixie will definitely come around. Its a hard adjustment for the pups too!

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  8. He is so cute!! So glad you're getting out of your fog - it's hard stuff, especially your first! But it's such a special time and it looks like you guys are doing great! And yes, family around is a total lifesaver! xoxo

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  9. I'm glad you're starting to get into the swing of things! I'm sure it's super hard at the beginning, I mean you're entire life changes overnight in a way. And the lack of sleep, ugh. Makes everything that much worse. I'm sure Pixie will come around soon! She was used to being the baby so she's like wtf now! My dog would be the exact same way haha!

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  10. Sounds like yall had a great weekend! I can't imagine how hard it must be juggling life and a new born but it will get easier in time. Your pumpkin brownies look amazing! Have a great week love!

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  11. So glad to hear you're getting into the swing of things, the little guy is so adorable!

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  12. So glad you loved the brownies!! And poor Pixie, I am so worried about how Brady will be in the future, too! I'm sure she'll come around soon and then one day they'll be the two best friends!

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  13. Oh mama! First off big hugs to you - you're so not alone. I have said it before those first couple of weeks are like a storm cloud hovering over you. You're never quite sure of when it will let up! I did a lot of crying too (mostly over the pain of breastfeeding) but it does get better. So much better! And once you feel like you have the hang of it - something new gets thrown your way! As for Pixie - I say just continue to give her lots of love and time. I swear Finn is just now starting to get used to the fact that Pres is not going anywhere. We never force him on her and he usually just hides. I always makes sure to dote on him the same way I did before especially once P is in bed. Pix will come around just give her time!

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  14. Oliver is so adorable! And weekly dinners at your parents' house sounds amazing! One day less of cooking!

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  15. Aw Pixie! She’ll adjust, but I know that must be hard on you at first. Oliver is precious and I love his little outfits!

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  16. what a cute little babbbyyyyy!!!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  17. I'm so glad things are getting better for you!! It will get easier and easier i promise! Happy Birthday to Theo :) and those brownies look SO good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  18. I hate those before baby jokes about sleep and alone time and everything else! Experiences are different for everyone. I bawled all the way home from the hospital and I swear my husband thought I was nuts. I have a 5 month old and still have foggy days! You're doing great! Some days I have to pat myself on the back, not because I managed to keep spit up off my clothes or brush my hair but just because we have all SURVIVED!

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