Life with a Preemie and getting back into normal clothes.

Life with a preemie and getting back to normal clothes. Wearing Target shoes, hat, and tee. Motherhood jeans

Top target// jeans non maternity and motherhood// shoes target// hat target// lips Tarte

so this outfit,was taken around my first week post partum. I have been so busy with new baby,a 4yr old, and my hubby is at home for the next week that I have not been able to get much blog work done. Every time I start on something I have to stop, not just because of a new baby, but because of the oath other too also. And then there is the pumping on top of that, which I end up armless for half an hour. It takes me forever to pump. Did with my first born too. But, I am doing better things time. My issue is now staying hydrated, I seem to forget that bit in taking care of everyone else’s issues.

I picked out this outfit, mainly for comfort and its simplicity . I love my monochromatic outfits and was very happy that my non maternity shirt can be worn again. I’m still in maternity jeans. But, the maternity clothes I bought right before my little was like “ah F, this flu !” And came early, they don’t fit as they are now really, really loose.

Life with a preemie and getting back to normal clothes. Wearing Target shoes, hat, and tee. Motherhood jeans

I cant exercise yet, and riding in the car is easier now that I am actually 2 weeks pp.walking a lot still sucks and I end up hurting a lot if I do too much. But, in comfy clothes like this I can go right to laying in bed or on the couch with a baby in one arm and a pump in the other with ease. With ease and in agony.

Life with a preemie and getting back to normal clothes. Wearing Target shoes, hat, and tee. Motherhood jeans

I got this hat from Target On sale! And it was hiding the fact I hadn’t done my hair in ages.in fact I tried a different hair color this time and it didn’t do my roots as well as normally. But, for this picture my cute new Target spring hat is hiding my untouched roots. Hats are good for that, you know, hiding bad hair. The sparkly slides are some I bought to wear during my last stages of pregnancy. As I couldn’t see my feet and couldn’t put much effort into my shoes at that point. Then I wore them home, but had trouble with that as my feet were so swollen from the saline that I couldn’t get my feet in them. Still they are so cute and now I can get my feet back in them so worth having!

Life with a preemie and getting back to normal clothes. Wearing Target shoes, hat, and tee. Motherhood jeans

 

My preemie baby is one of the gassiest kids, I didn’t have as much gas issues that I have with E as I did with G. But, I guess that is normal since he does have trouble with sucking on bottles and so he takes in more air. And he has hiccups a lot! He constantly had them when he was still in utero. So, I am not surprised by the amount of hiccups. But still, he has them a lot. So we started to use a little gripe water, and that works well. I also have the Playtex drop in Nursers, which I can squeeze as much air out as I can so he limits how much air he gets in.

Life with a preemie and getting back to normal clothes. Wearing Target shoes, hat, and tee. Motherhood jeansI am sure he will get better at taking the bottle soon. We just have to work at getting him to eat. He does now this week route around when he is hungry and cries when he wants food. But, doesn’t cry when wet or when he goes #2 and his diaper is full. We have to rely on that blue line on the diaper. The majority of his clothes do not fit, and I have been having trouble finding Preemie clothing. Preemie clothing that I like and clothing that they have are 2 different things. The pieces that the stores do carry are picked over so fast! The pieces left are usually left because A. they just got in a shipment (Target Friday) or B. the outfit was darn right UGLY.¬† The issue too I am having is that people thinking that his being 6 pounds was too big for preemie wear. NOT SO, and once again I should have listened to my gut and no one else. He fits in it perfectly and the pants are too big on the preemie wear. The doctor said he could look up to a pound, so not to worry if he goes from 6 pounds to 5. He eats well, and sleeps alright. He wakes when he wants feeding. Which at night, we give him food at 11pm when we go to bed and he doesn’t wake up until about 2 and then 4 AM. At 2 AM, feed the baby change the diaper, and we fall asleep back on the couch. Which is OK, because my older son and hubby are passed out in the bed. At 4 AM, feed the baby, pump, make coffee for me, change the diaper, and mommy starts her day slowly. Every week is a milestone for a preemie, and the first few weeks to months are crucial as they can end up back in hospital a lot of times. And with the lower immune system, I worry a lot about the flu. Especially when my son’s school has a lot of kids going home with it every day. My husband said that Thursday so many parents were in the front office picking up their kids at the Nurse’s station. The school board and principal sent home notices about flu and keeping littles at home due to this epidemic. Might as well call it that, because that is what it is. Don’t ignore the signs. And my son has been sniffling all weekend and ran a fever Sat(yesterday), I am going to take him to the Doctor tomorrow as I am not taking chances. Call me paranoid, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Especially with a preemie newborn in the house.

Life with a preemie and getting back to normal clothes. Wearing Target shoes, hat, and tee. Motherhood jeansAlthough this outfit is insanely simple,it feels good to have some normality. Even if I can’t fit into my old clothes, at least this is a start. Right?

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4 comments for “Life with a Preemie and getting back into normal clothes.

  1. Amy
    February 12, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    We had a preemie too. Check Old Navy online for clothes. You look great. Give yourself time. It’s hard! Have you tried the bras that let you pump hands free?

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Stephanie
      February 12, 2018 at 9:43 AM

      thanks amy!!! No I haven’t I was looking at them. would make life easier.

  2. February 18, 2018 at 4:11 AM

    You look great Stephanie, hope you are both doing well ūüôā Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays ūüôā Hope you can join us tomorrow.

    • Stephanie
      February 19, 2018 at 1:08 PM

      Thank you Claire! We are doing great!

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