I eagerly looked forward to my 6 week post partum visit with Dr. G. I had not seen him since my hospital discharge day. If all went well I would be cleared to start resuming a full range of activities including lifting things and excercising. The OB/GYN Department was decorated with stockings of the employees.
I’ve tried many different things to help with breast milk production. While the majority of them were products to be consumed, one that would be worn externally caught my eye on mommy chat boards. Rachel’s Remedy Breastfeeding Packs.
My father was the first big sports fan in my life. He loved all sports especially hockey as he lived one town over from the home of the Hartford Whalers. The team was not a good one, I remember them losing home more games we attended than they won and they never won the Stanley Cup, yet he was a loyal fan. His devotion sparked an annual tradition for Matt and I of seeing the San Jose Sharks play the team the Whalers became, the Carolina Hurricanes.
As anyone who has seen my maternity session and/or William’s hospital shoot photos knows, I love props. I had props I had planned to use for his first month photo and other months in my head and did not use, so my shoot did not turn out exactly as expected.
As a new mom I knew there were many books out there to read to children. I’ve been so grateful for all the books I received at my baby shower and from members of my church when they visited soon after I returned home with William from the hospital. One book a fellow church member, Sue, gave me had me literally laughing out loud just at the front cover, Goodnight iPad.
Today William is six weeks, a month and a half old. As is recommended I sing to William all the time, so much so that I’ve joked to Matt that he must think he’s in a musical.
Last year was the first that Matt, Candy and I had attended the Pleasanton Christmas Parade together. This year we were excited to go again and take William. He was dressed in his special polar bear inspired coat, which resmebles a famous Coca Cola mascot.