Savannah was two weeks old yesterday.
She’s doing great. I’m sure she’s growing a lot (though I don’t necessarily notice it). She’s awake and alert for longer portions of the day. I love the chance to look in her eyes – I’m pretty sure they’re grey right now, though we’ll see if they stay that color. Her hair is plentiful on her little head, and dark brown just like her daddy’s. I’m curious if she’s going to keep that hair or if it’s going to fall out like it does for a lot of babies. Both Paul and I had thick hair at birth that never fell out, so we’ll see.
As for me, it’s been a really rough two weeks, especially the past couple of days. I realized yesterday that I have mastitis, which explains the fever and general feelings of yuckiness. I am so tired all the time; not as much sleepy but just tired. I went to the doctor yesterday and got some antibiotics for the mastitis and I’m told I’ll feel better by tonight. I hope so! I am struggling to have the energy to take care of Savannah on top of taking care of myself.
Paul’s two weeks of paternity leave are over, so he went back to work yesterday. He’s spending all his free time over at the house, trying to get it ready so we can move in at the end of the month. My parents got here a few days ago and they’ve been helping us a lot with the house too. It’s slow going! We’ve spent a lot of time cleaning and prepping before we can even start on things like the painting. And by “we”, I mean my parents and Paul. My sister came down for the weekend to meet Savannah and she’s also been helping too. My contribution to this mess is sitting in a camping chair in the living room with Savannah, critiquing paint color and trying not to feel stressed. :-)
So that’s life right now. I am hoping everything starts getting better soon. I hate feeling like this. :-(