Gosh, I had forgotten how time-consuming a baby is! There's lots that I had forgotten... How they feed every 3 hours which can take up to an hour or more each time, how they poo right out of their nappies, and how much milk they spit up.
I'm busy writing blog posts about my hospital stay after the birth, and about our first couple of days at home, but I literally just get a few minutes here and there to write, so it's taking ages. Yes, newborns do sleep lots, but when baby sleeps, I sometimes nap too, I spend time with Mia, I try and keep the house tidy, try and prepare meals, catch up online, and send photos to the grandparents.
Ella is mostly a content baba so far. Sometimes she's uncomfortable from tummy cramps, and sometimes she's all wide-eyed and doesn't want to go to sleep. She currently has a snotty nose which is causing some sleep disruption and discomfort, poor body.
Wyn, Mia and I spend lots of time kissing her and staring at her! ♥ She's so teeny tiny, we're all totally in awe of this little person.
Mia's being a special big sister, helpful, interested in her baby sister, caring. Still challenges her parents, pushes boundaries, and is disobedient sometimes - but for the most part we've been sticking to her usual routine as much as possible (besides that she doesn't want to nap in the afternoons anymore and I just don't want to fight her on it anymore), but she's definitely adjusting well to having a baby sister.
I'm doing okay, have been overwhelmed sometimes with some breastfeeding struggles, and have had a touch of baby blues - it started around 6 days after birth and only happened at night - I'd be so emotional and tearful without knowing why. Hormones! I'm doing better now. The sleep deprivation caught up to me recently, what an adjustment again to not sleep more than 3 hours at a time... But my body will get used to it, I know. For now, I must remember to take my vitamins and a spoonful of blackthorn berry elixir every now and then, and some Rescue Remedy for when my nerves feel frayed!
Wyn helps lots with baby girl, taking turns to give her a bottle, preparing bottles, burping her, and putting her to sleep - he just doesn't participate in the pajama drill though, lucky man. He's looked after Ella a couple of times so that I can have a nap, and last weekend I took Mia to the movies while he looked after baby girl, so that was a nice lil escape.
More updates and more pics coming soon. For now - here's a peek at some pics from our newborn shoot: