It has only been 10 days so far, but it feels like months. So much has happened in the last fortnight.
Pregnancy was a very gradual experience, but becoming a parent has been a bit of a leap into the unknown. As our baby grows, so do we. A very steep learning curve.
The labour itself was very long and somewhat painful… but as I have often heard from mothers who have done it more than once, memories of it are already beginning to fade. The C-section came as a huge relief in the end.
I spent the first night with the tiny munchkin sleeping on my chest - precious first hours. The few nights were not so good, the hungry little thing seemed to want to feed all night.
Breast feeding has been the most challenging aspect. Am I doing it right? Is she getting enough? Sore breasts and nipples… and a very unsettled non-sleeping young lass for the first few nights when the milk was yet to come in.
Since then life has been on a hour by hour basis, revolving around her sleeping and feeding times. But so far we seemed to have been blessed with a beautiful, healthy and mostly good sleeper. Knock on wood.
Here are a few photos of our adventures so far:
Favourite past times – resting/napping/sleeping.
Thank you Geordie and Sophie for the Wrap Me Up swaddle, it makes her look like a little angel!
Hanging out with some visitors. Aunty Lynn & Cousin James (left), Daniella (below left) and Geoff (Below right).