I gave birth to our daughter on May 22nd. It’s been a whirlwind few weeks of family and visitors who have come to meet our little girl or help while my husband has been out of town for work. We’ve named her Emmeline and she is perfect in everyway possible!
The labor went beautifully and as well as could have been hoped for. The healing and adjustment period afterwards has been moving along nicely as well. We have been working our way through the sibling jealousy that is normal and was expected. According to my pediatrician this jealousy that G is experiencing can last for the first two months, so we still have some more time in this period. But overall he is handling this very big change pretty well.
The biggest challenge through the pregnancy and this early period has been nursing a toddler and then nursing a newborn and a toddler. Oddly enough, I still have yet to find another mother (in person, not on the internet) that has “been there, done that”. I feel as though I am going it alone as a mother who is nursing two little ones – even my lactation consultants don’t have much to offer me in the realm of advice and support other than “feed the baby first”. So, besides the sites and blogs I have found online for what little advice and support I can find, we’re kind of winging it here in Lactation Land. And for the record, nothing will make you feel like a mommy sow faster than two children crying for the breast or feeding/nursing at the same time. If only I could just lie on my side and nap while my nurslings fought over my teats and helped themselves….oink, oink.
The frequency of my posting has diminished as I’ve become busier and busier with my own life, but that is to be expected. And truly, I’d rather focus on being a mother than being a blogger at this time in my life. In the meantime – just know that we’re alive and thriving, and I’ll post again when the fancy strikes and I have a moment to type it out.