It has been 3+ days and we are all still alive. Baby goat had one weight check yesterday and gained 5 oz to get over 7lbs. I assume this means that we are doing something right. He had a home nurse visit today to give him one dose of a RSV shot to protect him on the tail end of cold/flu season. We've given him a bath. We've been peed on - Chris most recently. We are tired and we owe a huge thanks to my mom for doing laundry and dishes and general baby care to give us a break.
On the one hand it is going swimmingly. On the other it is harder than I could imagine. Even with help I long to stop pumping, stop washing bottles and sleep for a long stretch of time. But the things that bother me are not baby goat, they are the chores and daily details that are hard to work into the care of baby goat. And that makes me think that I'll be able to handle this mother thing.
Amazingly, while I still have anxiety I am not nearly as worried and jumpy as I expected to be. Maybe it is the exhaustion and it is still there but I've fallen into an emotional routine fairly well. Now if we can just find a physical routine we'll be great.
That's a quick update for you guys. Thank you for all your help, advice and prayers so far. All three of us are very grateful. Pictures coming soon I hope and I'm sure I'll have questions for you along the way. If you have any helpful figuring it out advice right now I'm sure I'd love to hear it.
In the meantime I'm off to see if the baby sleeping on me will sleep in his crib too...we'll see.