Hi, all! Today is technically my due date with baby K. Hard to believe we have had her with us since the 9th. Being a new parent it tough and exhausting, but the love I have for our sweet daughter is unlike anything I have ever felt before.
I have been healing well and am getting around quite well at this point. I haven’t weighed myself, but my body has gone down close to where it was pre-pregnancy. I am proud of how healthy I stayed during pregnancy!
This has had its ups and downs. I love it so much the times baby latches easy and stays on well, but that isn’t always the case. I had bad engorgement for a few days, which was terribly painful. Sometimes she gets frustrated, so I pump and give a bottle when all else fails. I will continue to keep working on it. I love how we bond during feedings!
I have been eating more than usual to keep my milk supply up! Most of the time it is healthy, other times it is more convenient.
The recommendation is to wait 6 weeks, so I have just been doing some walking and stretching. Listening to my body has been so important for recovery!
Oh how I miss my sleep lol!! Baby keeps us up quite a bit, but I know this won’t last forever! They say to nap when baby does during the day, but I have been using that time to get other things done.
Since my husband has been off of work, I have gotten out to grab coffee, grocery shop, and even get a hair cut. He goes back to work on Monday and I’m bummed, but I guess it had to happen eventually.
I feel like we have had a lot of visitors, and that has been a little overwhelming. I love having one person over at a time, but when a crowd comes over, it is too much. I need to be better about saying no. I notice my anxiety gets higher with a lot of people and I want to keep the little one healthy.
The cats are starting to adjust to their sister, but have been stand off-ish. They both have sniffed her and occasionally get close, but most of the time they keep a little distance. I am hopeful that they will be the best of friends!
I am so in love with our sweet girl and am soaking up every second of her being so little. We have her newborn pictures tomorrow and I am so excited!!
Isn’t she perfect??
Thanks for reading my update!