It’s been now two weeks since I have given birth to baby Mr. E – and I am totally smitten by him. Only feels like a few days ago I was in the labor ward. Time has floated by as I can’t stop gazing at his little face.
If only newborns could stay little for longer (but without the sleepless nights) as it goes way too fast 🙁
Everything has been a bit of a blur.
As usual, there’s no routine in the house but a mix between excitement and sleep deprivation. Please pardon me if there are lots of spelling mistakes and errors.
Mr. E has been doing all the normal stuff babies love to do; like want to feed constantly, scream from the wind and only sleep when he’s being held.
All the lovely things that turn you into a walking zombie and he’s got me totally wrapped around his little finger.
He’s trained me very well already – who wouldn’t want to give him cuddles all night and day…
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Lucky I’ve had hubby at home to organize the other kids for school and help me recover from labor.
It can be a very emotional time after giving birth as the pregnancy hormones start to change…
So I’ve been going through a bit of the baby blues.
I get it after every baby, and it’s interesting on what your mind gets down about. This time around I’ve been feeling bad about not giving enough time to my other children and when they were babies.
Did I enjoy and hold them as much?
Surely I did, so why do I feel so guilty about it? I have to remind myself that I love and have treated all my babies the same.
But it doesn’t help that I missed Miss M’s preppy “see our best work” at school. She came home with tears in her eyes as she was waiting for me.
But time flies and it’s so busy that sometimes I forget. I think I’m just trying to find my feet with having seven children.
It’s crazy but there’s lots of love.
We’ve had lots of visitors all wanting to see our new baby, which is lovely…but come evening time and he wonders where all the cuddles have gone.
I’m suffering from the worst baby brain ever. It took me nearly 20 minutes to make them a cup of tea.
The kids love him lots too… He’s been born into an abundance of love ♥
He’s little belly button is taking a little longer to heal than what’s normal. The doctor said it was ok for me to apply a special over the counter methylated spirits solution. It’s helping so far to dry it out.
I haven’t thought much about losing my post pregnancy weight just yet although I have dropped 8 kilos since labor – so I’m happy with that 🙂
Apart from trying not to overeat and wearing my recovery pants and belt as needed – is all I have been doing. (they help get your tummy down)
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When Bubby is a month old I want to go on a sugar detox. This way I can slowly lose some excess weight without starving myself and keep my milk supply.
I’ll also wait for my 6-week post pregnancy check up before I even think about exercising. My pelvic floor exercises are my main concern at the moment.
For now, I just want to focus on my baby and even thou I’d like to get my body back; I’ll need to be patient and kind to myself.
Breastfeeding has been going ok.
I didn’t think I would find the time to breastfeed this little fella, but I couldn’t help myself and he loves drinking it. (but it seems to give him tummy pain)
My other kids bring many colds into the house so I want to give him the best possible chance of fighting any flues; plus it helps get your uterus back to normal faster.
And yes, I got cracked nipples even thou I only stopped breastfeeding my toddler 6 months ago. Lucky I still had some Lansinoh nipple cream left over from my last baby.
Lansinoh helps soothe and heal the cracked nipple and it works really quickly. It’s truly your best friend when you first start breastfeeding as it’s safe for baby. You just simply apply it as needed.
Once the evening comes I’m finding my milk supply is a bit low and struggling with the cluster feeds. It’s good every other time of the day.
The afternoons are busy with my other 6 kids and I’m just tired.
It’s only been a couple of weeks so I won’t worry right now. Perhaps in a few weeks, I might need to look into a Blessed Thistle supplement to help keep my milk supply up.
Blessed Thistle also helps a little with postnatal depression and that’s why I like it more than Fenugreek.
I’ve been drinking a “boosting breastmilk smoothie” for breakfast which gives me a lovely supply in the day. Perhaps I need to start making some cookies or have another smoothie in the afternoon.
Even thou I’m finding a few things tough at the moment and struggling with the sleepless nights, I can’t complain. It’s all part and parcel of bringing a new little person into this world.
I am his everything and it’s such a precious responsibility.
I never for once take that for granted. He’s my new little love and I’m soaking up every ounce of his littleness.
So anyway, it’s all-good and I’ll get there.
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