We have completed our first week at home. And it’s FULL. ON.
Every cliche is true. ‘Nothing can prepare you’. ‘The sleep deprivation is inhuman’. ‘Your baby is a miracle.’
After nearly two weeks I’m still unable to breast feed,which is literally one of the most difficult things I’ve had to deal with. I am pumping up to eight times a day, expressing all of her feeds, and then bottle feeding on top of that.
It doesn’t leave much time for crosswords … (ha ha).
She’s gorgeous, sleeps all day and cries a lot of the night. Her lips and fingers kill me on a daily basis. She has her Daddy’s nose. Her baby smell is of toffee and optimism.
I’ll keep saying it ’til it’s true: Birth Story post coming soon.