All is good

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Just checking in to let you know that everything is good here. I finished up my maternity leave when Daniel was 8 weeks old (too short, but it was unpaid) and I went back to work. I have not struggled with postpartum depression in any form, aside from being sad about leaving my baby to work. Daniel is a happy baby who is not sleeping through the night, but he is sleeping so much better than my first son. In fact, Daniel is an absolute joy in every way. He’s incredibly easy-going.

I’m not sure why things have been so much better with baby number two but my husband and I think there are a variety of factors. First, my anti-inflammatory diet. I’m serious when I say that no gluten or dairy agrees with me and the baby. Also, I have virtually not eaten out once since Daniel’s birth. I’m making my own food, which means that it’s fresh and unprocessed. It’s a necessity for financial reasons and our health has been great…(until recently). Secondly, my husband and I are experienced parents and rarely panic when the baby cries. We take everything in stride. Lastly, breastfeeding started off being easy from the start and continues well. Daniel is pushing 15 pounds of yummy baby-deliciousness.

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He’s now 14 weeks old and suffering from his first cold. Poor sweet thing.

Oh yeah, I ate school lunch again. I couldn’t resist… You’ll have to see what it was… in my next post….

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12 Responses to All is good

  1. Sarah February 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Glad to see you’re doing well! How is your firstborn adapting to being a big brother?

    • BH March 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

      I was also wondering about big brother. Glad to see you and your family are doing well. Daniel is too cute. Thanks for sharing an update during this busy time.

  2. kate February 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    yay

  3. Mendy February 25, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    He is ADORABLE!

  4. Andrew February 25, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    Yay! Glad to hear all is well, and thrilled to see you posting again! Looking forward to the story of your trying school lunch again… :)

  5. Donna @ What the Dog Ate February 26, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    Oh how cute. I was just thinking about you the other day. Glad to hear all is well.

  6. Gina Rau February 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    Oh, he is so cute! What a handsome little guy. It’s wonderful to hear that you’re all doing well, minus the cold. Enjoy these sweet days.

  7. Zulaika February 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Glad all is well. He really is a cute little guy. Thanks for the update :)

  8. Erin March 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    So glad to hear that you are doing well! I’m now pregnant with my 2nd little boy and am hoping for an easier babyhood the second time, too – it sounds like you & I had some similar struggles the first time, so your post gives me great hope. :)

  9. Andy Bellatti March 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Great to get a happy update from you, Sarah!

  10. Lanae March 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Congrats! He is so darn cute!!

  11. Anita March 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I’m happy to hear that your family of “four” is doing well.

    I asked about the gluten in your lastest post, and I see here some of the benefits it is having for you.

    Keep the baby pics coming! And those of big brother, too!

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