It seems that many of us have ventured into life with a newborn. I was wondering how it's going with everyone?
So far it's been pretty great for me, aside from the exhaustion.But getting to breastfeed and see her eyes looking up at me, just fills me with so much love. I haven't had problems with breastfeeding yet, except my milk has started coming out so fast it makes Isabel furious. I just have to express a little before she latches on and she's a happy little girl.
Other than that I have felt a bit immobilized, it's been tough to get anything done. I don't know how this would work with any other LO's in the house, my SIL visited yesterday with her two kids, and I just felt exhausted by the time they left. They did leave the house in disarray, the 2 year old mixed the cats water and food together, they both pulled every toy and kid friendly musical instrument off the shelves, scattering them about the house, the 4 year old went around blowing in the harmonica as loudly as possible producing horrible shrieking noises, 2 year old started throwing tantrums because she wanted in the baby swing, and then they all left leaving us to clean it up. This was In stark contrast to our friend who visited bringing her well behaved 1 year old, food she'd prepared for us, and cloth diapers to give us. Friend is visiting again on Thursday, hopefully SIL can give us time to get in the swing of things before bringing her whirlwind for another visit.
Other than that, it's been a mellow week, learning Isabel's cries and figuring out her needs. Lots of picture taking and just staring at her amazed she's mine.