So I thought it would be nice to answer some of your questions since I can't seem to get my act together these days. Returning emails like the nice punctual blogger I used to be seems to be harder than I thought. Mostly because my brain is jammed packed with new topics like boiling new bottles and learning to take a squirmy newborn's temperature with an underarm thermometer without giving her a stroke. But, I digress.
1. What are you doing to lose the baby weight?
Before anyone takes offense to this question, let me preface by saying this sweet reader is also pregnant and was just wanting some advice. Sadly, I had none to give to her. Between Jane's colic, sleep deprivation and the fact that most days I'm still wearing my robe when Matt comes home from work... I don't have much of a work out plan in place. I gained a whopping total of 48 pounds while pregnant. But, by the end of the first week I'd lost 26. Each week a little more comes off... but I still have a lot of work to do. I figure I've got all the time in the world to work out. But I don't have all the time in the world to kiss Jane's sweet little face... so that takes precedence for now (at least that's what I remind myself of as I pass by the full length mirror in the bedroom and repress the urge to yell "MOO" at myself).
2. How long are you on maternity leave?
I have a few more weeks to go. But oh how if flies. I have no idea how I'll juggle it all, but believe me, prayers go up about it every day.
3. Are you guys planning to have more kids?
Whoa Nelly. Ask me again when Jane goes to kindergarten.
4. Does Matt help with diapers?
Yes. In fact he does all the night time changes. I feed, he changes... that's our nocturnal arrangement. He's been a real trooper. As I suspected in the beginning, he's a complete sucker for little girls. He's already informed me that:
a. We're never spanking her.
b. He's sending her to daycare in a plastic bubble.
c. She can't date. Ever.
5. How did you decide on the name Jane?
Well, someone told me I should name my daughter after my favorite author. I thought that was a fabulous idea except for the fact that my favorite author is Erma Bombeck... and Matt totally did not go for that. So Jane Austen was the obvious second choice.