Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Life in the Slow Lane:

Zalman and I are trying to get our act together in the nursing department. I won't go into detail, but suffice to say I'm in a lot of pain. I have a great lactation consultant so we're working on it.

Srulik is having a hard time adjusting to a new sibling. He constantly asks me to sit down and read "Yossi and Laibel" to him (a children's book series he's fond of). Whenever either parent retreats into the bedroom with Zalman, Srulik stands outside the door and cries. I feel so bad for him. It's worse because he hasn't been napping lately, and gets loopy with exhaustion.

Chaya and Rivky started a local camp yesterday, 9:30-3:30. Srulik started a little playgroup, 9-1:00.
It's hard for me to let Rivky and Srulik go - I worry for them. This is the first time (in a very long time) that I'm basically taking care of one child. Next week Yaakov goes back to work, and I have no idea how I'll manage.

I'm getting a little stir crazy, being in the house so much. I worry that I'll never get out of the house again.

I have to lose 30 pounds, oy vey. I put myself on the Weight Watchers nursing diet - I've already lost 2 pounds. I've done WW after every baby since Rivky. I don't go to meetings, I just go back on the plan. And for you WW mavens out there, I have 35 points a day to work with - I'm definitely not starving! I'd like to go for cardio-walks, but that would entail leaving the house...

Rav Plony asked Yaakov yesterday, "How come it took so long to bring the baby for the bris?" That made me feel guilty.

In other news, Space Shuttle Discovery launched today, woo-hoo! Yaakov, Srulik and I watched it via internet. What a beautiful lift-off.


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