Monday, 6 June 2011
Total is the first weigh in for Baby J. The health visitor is due to visit to see how he is progressing. This is a moment that can fill a new mother with dread. How much weight has my little baby lost? Will I be judged as being a bad mother if my baby has not maintained birth weight?
Little J weighed 3.04kg at birth. He was not as small as you would think as this is only 6lb 11. He was very long, and very very skinny.
At the 5th day weigh in he had INCREASED!!!! to a fabulous 3.1kg (6lb 13). I am a very proud mummy, and suddenly the round the clock feeding seems worth it.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Life with a newborn baby and a toddler is frantic! Little E is full of excitement, jumping on all the furniture, crying when he does not get his own way, I feel like i have to have eyes in the back of my head as he wants to kiss and cuddle Baby J all the time. Little E wants to wake him up when he is sleeping, cuddle him when he is crying (because he has just been woken up), and carry him around! I am not sure how i am going to cope with both of them on my own. Thank goodness for paternity leave, and my Mother coming to stay when the Daddy is at work this week.
I am still on a high from the birth and completely unphased by the constant feeding and lack of sleep.
Day 3 Feeding = 9.40, 11.15, 2.00, 5.00, 6.00, 7.00, 9.40, 1.20, 1.15, 3.30, 4.20, 5.20, 6.30
Poor Baby J was very unsettled through the night, and the only thing that would calm him was feeding. I am not sure if I have done the right thing, however he has finally settled at 6.30am so something must be right.
Day 4 Feeding = 10.20, 11.30, 1.25, 3.50, 6.35, 8.15, 11.35, 2.30, 3.20, 5.00
Success! Baby J's feeding was a little more spaced out, although I was exhausted by 5am. I had to wake the Daddy as I can not stay up all night again.
Thank goodness for the Daddy, I would fall apart without him. From memory Baby J's feeding pattern is following the same pattern as Little E, and with any luck Baby J will sleep longer at night in a few days. I am feeling very tired from lack of sleep, but the reward from the hard work we have been doing is motivating me to stay positive.
I am not really getting any sleep in the day as we also have Little E to look after.
Oh, and thank goodness for Lansinoh. My nipples are sore, but no cracking thanks to the good old trusty purple cream!
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Baby J sleeps in between each feed, and by 4am I am exhausted.
From 1am he is so windy and unsettled, I am reaching the end of my sanity when finally at 4am he settles and goes to sleep.
I would not wish any moment away, but I am starting to look forward to when times are more settled. The contrast between Little E and Baby J is huge. The biggest in when they were newborn is the amount of sleep Baby J needs. I know it is hard to remember what happens in the early days, but Little E was never a big day sleeper. Baby J sleeps all the time!
Now is my chance to rest!
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Is it wrong that I am recording the film of will and kate? This is my guilty secret of 2011, and I am hoping it will be good. In truth I know it will be shocking bad. Am hoping FB does not notice, he is not the most observant at noticing what has been recorded on the virgin box.
Am also taping the highlight so I can wallow in royal glam when FB is back at work next week.