The word of the week this week is definitely “Adapting.” We are all adapting to the changes that bringing our newborn girl home has brought.
Monkey is doing amazingly well at adapting to being a big brother. We have been so proud of him from the get go and he just gets better and better. After a few days of playing up a little more and being more demanding (which is not at all surprising when his little world had been turned upside down and he barely saw Mummy or Daddy for days) he has settled down a lot. We are trying to find the balance between giving him plenty of attention, and not over-indulging him, as he does need to learn that he is not the only one that needs our attention now.
He has been great though and today he has been the best as he gave his little sister some lovely kisses and has been showing her his toys, which is really adorable!
Hubs and I are also adapting, adapting the demands of a newborn again (life with one toddler was really quite easy!) and the nighttime feeds and nappy changes. Hubs is wonderful and helps so much, he has taken the job of doing nighttime (and most of the daytime) nappy changes so I can rest and then do the feeds. He is such a good Daddy and I am loving having him home for paternity leave, I don’t want it to end!
I have been adapting, firstly to the fact that I have had a major surgery and need to do less. As time goes on I am getting a bit impatient to be up and doing things but realistically I know my body needs more time to heal so I am having to adapt my expectations! I am also adapting to breastfeeding again. It has been going really well so far, but I again hate how huge my boobs have become (they make me feel massive all over) and am having to figure out what I can wear for ease of access. I am trying a few things out and will let you know how they help!
Little Miss is pretty good on the whole, I have a feeling she is lulling us into a false sense of security as she is loving her sleep at the moment and has gotten herself into a good 3-4 hourly feeding routine, sometimes sleeping 4-5 hours at night! I feel extrememly fortunate about this and like I say am not sure I believe it is going to continue. As she begins to wake up more over the next few weeks I have a feeling that this will all change and I will look back at this past week in disbelief!