Currently in Life According to Rhys

I control Momma’s life! Mwahahahah!

And she doesn’t mind that much because I’m adorable!

Here are Momma and my lives currently in numbers:

8-10 diaper changes in 24 hours…sometimes I like to waterfall on Momma’s bed or on my own face.

3 (at least) times I get frustrated trying to latch on to breastfeed (Momma is so patient with me).

1 arm (wrist and elbow) I’ve caused Momma to suffer with Nursing Mom’s Tennis Elbow and De Quervain Syndrome. That means she has tendinitis in her right arm from holding me and nursing me. She wears a wrist brace, but should buy an elbow brace as well. It hurts her a lot. But, she doesn’t let it stop her from chores, blogging, and loving me.

18-20 hours of sleep I get in a 24 hour period. According to experts, I should only be doing 16-18, but I like sleeping.

1-2 hour long naps I let Momma take during the day. Sometimes, I’ll even please her by falling asleep on her chest as she naps. She loves that!

2 night time feedings at the midnight hour and the 4AM hour. Then, I wake up between 6:30-8:00 for breakfast.

1 out of 3 baths I enjoy. Either I peed in my bathwater, it’s too hot, it’s too cold, or I’m too hungry.

1-2 loads of laundry a day that Momma has to do. I like to spit up on everything I own, as well as a lot of Momma’s clothes, too.

1/2 of the week’s meals (if that much) actually get cooked by Momma. Daddy cooks a lot, they grab things from the kitchen a lot, and sometimes, Momma makes Daddy go get them food. I’m that draining.

1-3 spit-ups per feeding. I like to overeat. Momma’s a little nervous about that, but I think I’m getting enough because I look like I’m growing and I’m content and fall fast asleep after feedings.

4 more weeks until Momma’s doctor checks up on her and gives her the ok to work out again. Momma can’t wait to go running (for the first time in a year!) with me!

1-2 tummy times per day. I’m getting good at kicking my legs up like a donkey. I don’t like to lift my head up very much because it’s so comfy laying on my stomach. But, I can and I lift it about 45* already! Also, when Momma and Daddy hold me to their chest, I like to lift my head up a lot and look around.

0 nursing shirts that Momma owns…that is a problem. She has about 5 tank tops with cardigans that she rotates, but with me spitting up on her all the time and her having to go to church eventually and back to school, she needs to get some nursing shirts/blouses.

1 babysitter Momma still has to find before she goes back to teaching in mid-September after her maternity leave.

3 different blog posts Momma started to draft this weekend, then gave up on them. Momma feels she’s running out of ideas because she doesn’t get out of the house anymore.

A bazillion projects, things to organize, plan, prepare, update that Momma has to/wants to do at home, with important documents and bills, the blog, and lesson plans that she puts off for tomorrow either because I’m stealing all her attention or she’s exhausted.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Ah, he's so adorable!!! And he did great with his first blog post 😉

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    A trick in the bathtub that we found worked well was taking a wash cloth and placing over the little guy. Every so often, re-wetting it in the warm water to keep the cloth warm.
    You're doing such a great job. Who knew a little person was so much work? 🙂

  • Mamawend

    Dear Tayler, welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood! Rhys is so sweet. I bet you're in love! Seriously though, be kind to yourself. Soon you'll be feeling more like yourself and will be more adjusted to the routine of having a baby in the house and more confident in your new reality, and things will seem so much easier! I promise. Being a mom is the hardest job you'll ever love! We live those we serve the most, so of course moms really love those little munchkins that are so time- intensive! Being a mom teaches you to expand your view of what's important and we find ourselves not as focused on ourselves as we used to be, and definitely with more appreciation for our own moms! Did they really feel like this about us??? Eat lots of dark green veggies, fortified grains ( do you like Cream of Wheat?) and red meat-and eat then with a glass of OJ for the vitaminC so your body can use the iron more quickly, and you'll feel better sooner! Hang in there honey, it's a hard job, but soooo worth it! Try to focus on the joy. Love you.

  • Thanks!

  • We try that…but getting the temperature right is tricky…

  • I definitely love him and love spending time with him.