Literally, 2 days after my last post…which has been up for three weeks…my baby girl arrived!!! Hence, the reason I’ve virtually vanished on-line.
Labour and delivery lasted 7 hours from start to baby in my arms and she is absolutely precious. We have all fallen in love. Big brother is adjusting well. Most days he is happy and just adores his sister. There have been days of challenging behaviour – mostly due to the loss of being mommy’s sole focus. We are moving through the ebbs and flows of a newborn as well as we can.
There is so much to write about! I just wish I had the time…since some feedings can take up to two hours. Or, when there is time…then I wish I had the energy because I’d rather be sleeping since my mind is in a perpetual state of haze. Or, if I can’t sleep, it’s because I’m spending time with my four year old…or finally getting to that mountain of laundry.
I’m lucky in that I have help. My mother has been invaluable. In fact, I have warned her that she may very well never go home again. And, husband has taken on extra duties as well.
I have successfully stuck to breastfeeding (which was a nightmare the first time around, read about that here). I will write about the experience this time around soon. I am not pumping. I remain ambivalent at best about the pump since with my son it was basically horrid. So, I am my daughter’s source of food. Which means I am up for all feedings. I am ok with that because I really wanted her and I to learn this whole breastfeeding thing together, and once we are confident in what we can do I will attempt to pump, store milk and receive help with night time feedings.
Thank you to all who have sent messages via various avenues asking about baby. She is healthy, lovely and an absolute joy! My family feels complete…she is a blessing.
I cannot write daily right now. But I will try to write weekly as I do miss blogging.
I hope you are all well and enjoyed a beautiful Christmas season. All the best in 2014 my dear readers!