The first month was rough. I had spent so much time worrying whether or not she would really come I didn't prepare for how hard recovery would be. Recovery from a c-section is INTENSE! It definitely took 3 full weeks for me to be able to walk normally and feel capable of doing some daily chores. I also wasn't prepared for post-partum hormones. I will tell you that I cried more in the past 7 weeks than the entire pregnancy. And probably in the years preceding. Big, huge, overwhelmed tears. A lot of them (poor Dave). And breastfeeding?! Like super hard! Isn't it supposed to be natural? It's hard.
But, baby girl has been doing great. The first few weeks she refused to sleep at night unless she was being held, so that was hard and exhausting. But, she has been a pretty good eater (once we got breastfeeding figured out) and sleeper for the most part. I really can't complain, especially after all the tummy issues we had with Sweet P!
We did go to a lactation consultant in the first couple of weeks because I was using a nipple shield and breastfeeding was still painful. Turns out she had some chin recession issues so she has been to the baby chiropractor and cranial sacral massage therapist several times each. We've seen lots of feeding improvements since! But thankfully no signs of tongue/lip tie.
She was born at 7lbs1oz abd 19.5" , got down to 6lbs 5oz at 4 days old, then started gaining again, and at her 1 month apt she was 9lbs3oz and 21"! Go girl!
Let's see if I can remember other things from 4 weeks ago? She was a delight? Gosh. The weeks immediately following when a baby comes home are such a blur. Should she be meeting milestones by now? I should probably look that up. Oh well, that's all I have for now along with some pictures from sometime around that one month mark.
|Halloween! Two dinosaurs (or dragons? We dont care) and Anthony Rizzo!|
|Tiny baby in a big crib|
|SO much love from big sister|
|First try at the play mat|