Jane is 6 weeks old today. Life is good. She’s still fairly temperamental, but has gotten noticeably better in the past week or so. She started smiling and is just so much more interactive – the times when she’s awake and happy are longer and longer and she seems to love being around new people. Her baby acne is getting better too!
We went for our first walk last weekend, the snow is almost gone despite it being the (5th?) snowiest winter on record in Minneapolis. (Ha it’s still early April though, we’ll probably get more…)
She cried for the first two blocks and I was so afraid, because I love taking walks, but then she was great for the next hour.
I can’t imagine going back to work right now, it feels like we’re just starting to get the hang of everything. It seems so wrong that some women have to go back full time after 6, or at the most 12 weeks. Our whole outlook on maternity leave in this country is just shameful, it makes me want to protest for better laws, laws like most other countries that give moms at least 6 months.
I still haven’t had the “can I go part time” conversation with my boss. I guess I need to get around to doing that in the next couple weeks… wish me luck.
Random Baby Question: How many wipes do you use for a poopy diaper? I use like three and think I need to work on my efficiency. We’re still using regular Target brand wipes and disposable diapers, I have cloth of both but haven’t gotten around to figuring out that system yet!