Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Priorities

Wow...I still can't believe that I'm a mom. Life has changed in ways that I only vaguely expected.

Feel free to visit my other blog to read about the new baby...Marshal Lawrence...born on September 26 - a week and a day early.

I decided not to shut down my Etsy shop at all. It's not like sales have been flying in, so I figured the odds of having any sales were slim.

Lo and behold...I had two sales in my first two weeks home with the baby. I was not ready. Thankfully my family has been incredible in helping out. Mom has stayed the night twice to let me get a full night's sleep and my aunt even drove over an hour just to help out for a few hours. So I did manage to get both orders out.

In less than a month I'll be doing my one and only craft show. I really need to step it up and start getting ready for it. I don't need to make any jewelry, thankfully. But I do need to organize and price things.

We're slowly getting into a sort of routine. The last four nights he seems to have figured out that night time is when we sleep. Though it's not super consistent. His fussiness is getting a bit better - he was super gassy the first two weeks.

And my mental health has gotten better. I knew it would be difficult for me and I was right. I hardly left the bedroom for the first two weeks. And I barely ate (I'm back down to my pre-pregnancy weight already). It was pretty stressful, but again between family and my doctors I made it through.

I have ideas for making jewelry ... now I just need to find time and energy to make it. :) Although I've been wasting lots of time on Facebook games. They are addicting!


Anna said...

Oh, he's so beautiful! It'll get easier as you all get into a routine, so just breathe in and breathe out and hang in there!

Dana said...

He is adorable. Not sure how you are going to go back to work with him around. You can't beat staying at home and having the time to do the things you want to do. Can't wait to see you again.

Ruth said...

Awww sweet, he's so cute! Sept. 26th is my daughter's birthday too, she turned 18 this year. :-)

Kacie said...

It sounds like you're doing great! I hear you on the mental health thing. The newborn phase was SO hard for me, especially since it was really cold out and it was hard to go anywhere.

Hang in there and enjoy that little ball of cuteness! And trust me, it does get easier and soon you'll feel like yourself.

I started feeling normal around 7 weeks or so.

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