Monday, November 22, 2010
Janine. Robert's feedings are very, very frequent, especially during the night, and peppered here and there with bouts of acid reflux. I spend one hour sleeping, one hour feeding him and trying to get him comfortably back to sleep, an hour sleeping, an hour feeding, and so on. Of course, all of this is normal, healthy new baby stuff. It's not as though we have a sickly or colicky baby. In fact, he seems to be a sort of super-preemie. But when you throw in the additional (and somehow unforeseen) necessity of feeding and taking care of myself, it's enough to put my productive artistic life on hold for a bit. Another reason that I haven't been posting much is that I've been struggling emotionally with absolutely ridiculous, nearly crippling amounts of post-NICU anxiety. And, ugh, who wants to read about that? But I'm beginning to feel like a rational human being again. And I'm ready to start looking around the wide world again too. Because I trust (without having to check every five seconds) that he's still breathing.
Posted by Kaetlyn Wilcox at 12:27 PM