I didn't realise how life changing it is to have a baby and very appreciative that I have my husband around for these 2 weeks to help me out and to adjust to new life.
Little L is not your typical straightforward baby, at least that's what we think. She can be changed, fed, talked to and still cry non-stop for hours during the day or night. First few days at home I (we) literally had no sleep as she was constantly crying and nothing could soothe her, which means we have no time for anything else. If we have any visitors she is good as gold and by the time they leave she starts crying again.
From birth she has dry skin and rash all over her body, dry skin is treated with olive oil, and we are yet to find out what our midwife thinks about the rash, as we think it might be eczema (condition my husband has).
I would love to find out a magical phone app which can tell us why baby cries as sometimes it is so hard to understand if she is unhappy, bored, in pain, hungry etc etc.
So far, yesterday (I guess as a way of saying thank you) she allowed us to have some sleep during the night!And today we are back to lots of crying, even during the day.
Regardless of tiredness, soreness, lack of my own time she is the cutest baby in the world and I just love watching her and lots of facial expressions she makes.
- she lost weight according to day 1 weight in she was 3600g., day 4- 3260 g. and according to day 6 weigh in she put on some weight-3360g.
- umbilical cord fell of on day 4
- she has minimal head control when held upright
- very alert when awake
- spontaneous smile
- tries to focus on objects but not for long time
- has lots of wind
- lifts her arms if hears sudden noise
- her stool colour definitely changed from dark back/brown to yellow/mustardy colour
- she doesn't require burping and spit up very rarely
- she had her first bath at home and to our surprise didn't scream at all
- she is definitely a screamer and a crier and sometimes it's hard to soothe her
- pulls funny faces when awake and asleep