Gwendolyn is one week old today!
It has been very up and down emotionally for me... some IRL support that I expected has not come through yet (meals and such) while some unexpected people have helped us (acquantainces really!) so that has been kind of tough emotionally if that makes sense. Also, I had a second degree tear that my MW did not stitch so I was confined to upstairs for 3 days with strict instructions to KEEP MY LEGS TOGETHER so that was kinda tough and I was lonely during that time. But I did enjoy lots of cuddles with Gwen!
Nursing is going sooooo much better this time than it did with my first dd. I have OAL/oversupply, and at this point with dd#1 was pumping to relieve engorgement and struggling with latch issues and she cried and screamed bloody murder about half the time b/c I was drowning her in milk.
So it is much better to be tandem nursing this time around! DD#1 just takes the edge off of everything so that Gwen can nurse comfortably, and it is just so much better.
I still get up for 1-2 feedings a night, just to make sure they are really good ones... then I do 1-3 feedings laying down. It is just really hard to make sure the little ones get a good latch laying down, and they tend to fall asleep before feeding too long, haha.
So even though it's a pain I try to get us both woken up really good for a longer feeding b/c I want to make sure she is gaining well. I don't even keep track of how much/often she nurses, it's just sort of throughout the day... sometimes she clusters, other times she'll sleep 3-4 hours. I haven't had to wake her up, though- she is sleepy but she'll stir after 4 hours max.
I feel really really happy today. I can't believe it's been a week! I have also been enjoying slinging her a bit... I just love having a little baby nestled in the sling, it is the *best* feeling!!!
I hope everyone else is enjoying their babymoon!