I’m sensing a recurring theme: Jamie tolerates Charles. Oh, he bestows many of his smiles on his gregarious older brother who tries to involve him in everything, but he is wary (and with good reason – Charles wouldn’t deliberately hurt him, but he doesn’t know his own strength and frequently tries to pick up Jamie). Every night, every single night, Charles asks for Jamie to sleep with him. We agree to let Jamie lie in bed with Charles until story time is over, at which point, Charles says “leave, Mommy, let Jamie stay with me. Go downstairs.”
I am thankful for Charles’ doting on Jamie. But I am also watchful.
Who can help me? I’ve been doing Baby Boot Camp for several weeks now, and it is a HARD workout. Not such that it hurts at the time, and the exercises are gentle so as not to harm my postpartum body, but I am frequently sore the next day and I definitely sweat during the hour-long class.
Here’s the problem: although I drink what seem to be gallons of water before, during, and after the class, I almost always get a killer headache the next day. Last Wednesday (class is on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings), I ended up in bed with a migraine most of the day. Luckily, Jamie is going through a bit of a growth spurt (his cheeks have become so chubby in the past few days!) and he wanted to sleep most of the afternoon with me. Today is Sunday, and I fought off a headache this morning.
So what’s going on? I’d really rather not be trapped into a cycle of work out – get headache the next day – take drugs in increasing quantities until they work or I fall asleep – workout again. Do any of you moms workout and nurse and if so, how are you eating to keep up your strength? Do I need more carbs in my protein-and-veggie heavy diet? More beer? More chocolate? Do you think the headache is something other than diet-related? Perhaps I need more massages… yeah, that’s probably it. Someone tell my husband!
This is what he does all day lately. Sleep and sleep and sleep and sleep. If I sleep with him, he won’t even wake up when his diaper is soaked and leaking through. Sometimes, as long as I keep hold of him while I’m doing it, he won’t even wake up when I change him and bring him back to the couch or chair with me. I’ve had a lot of naps and read a lot of books lately.
Charles took this photo.
But I took this one.
And this guy rolled over from this position the other day! Happy milestone!