Week 4 with Finn in our lives. Old man now!
It’s unreal how fast time goes by lately, since we haven’t done much more than being home. Finn has kept us very busy.
He’s hungry around 95% of the time he’s awake, and if he doesn’t get fed within 2 seconds he gets very angry! Mum is finding it hard when he cries like he does. It stresses me out so much.
First week he slept a lot. Thankful for that.
Five days in and my nipples were so sore I struggled to breast feed, Jake had to put Finn to my chest because I couldn’t myself. I was only crying knowing that the pain was going to happen all over again. Really was horrible. Worse than the contractions. Not being able to feed your baby gives you the worst anxiety too, shit!
Few days of a broken heart and lots of crying I finally got through the worst part and bought silicon covers, so feeding was suddenly a whole lot easier.
I now understand why so many have been asking if I’m gonna breast feed? Some women can’t, some women choose not to, some struggle because it’s a bloody painful. I totally understand if you choose not to when it’s so painful, you need to get through the first 14 days.
I’m grateful that it’s working fine now though.
Another thing that has been tough is my wound, for many days I’ve been feeling low, a c-section is surely a big operation and you do feel like you’ve been hit by a truck. Coming out of bed, going to the toilet, sitting in the car, holding your baby, it’s no dance that’s for sure.
I haven’t taken any pain killers and I feel stronger. Treated myself to a couple of 25 min walks (felt like a marathon, small steps every day).
So, how can someone this cute get super angry if food is not served within 2 seconds I wonder?
When we had an appointment at the midwife the other day.
Finn was weighed and measured. It was only 6 days since we saw her last but she said, if you can try and feed him more?
OMG, he eats and eats and eats. Since he lost some weight his first couple of days after being born (as the most babies do) she mentioned he could gain some more weight if you look on the curve midwives go by, but he is fine.
We decided then to start with one portion of formula before bed to fill him up before the nights sleep, for a few days now he hasn’t been crying at all and sleeps really well, we only wake up once to eat.
On wednesdays appointment he gained 350grams in 7 days so he’s getting enough food. R E L A X.