Postpartum: 4 weeks

September 28, 2008 § 2 Comments

M is only 4 weeks old and still staying tethered to home with me. Good thing, too. There are lots of colds going around and I’d rather none of us get them. Today is the last day our friends are cooking us dinner- we’ve had hot meals delivered to us over most of the last 3 weeks.

I don’t want to complain of our lack of sleep cos it’ll make for a very boring post. I think I’d rather go and bake some cookies and see if we can keep big sister from completely losing it this afternoon (no nap).

Regardless, I’ve got a cute family.


Lost sleep

September 25, 2008 § Leave a comment

The first two weeks we had some easy nights. Both kids in bed and asleep by about 8pm, lots of sleep to be had, M sleeping up to 6 hours at a time. Now we’re definitely not sleeping as well.

But I try to remind myself that these days will be over sooner than we think. In haste, we wish they could talk, walk, and help out more. Our relationship will continually change and catch me off guard. What I wish I would wish for is to be open to the change that we are all going through. Our family is becoming one.

Post-partum: 3 weeks + a couple of days

September 23, 2008 § 1 Comment

I had no idea I’d be ec’ing our baby at birth but big sister insisted at day 3 and we’ve just run with it. We were holding M when big sister told us he had to use the “dodo”. We weren’t sure if we should bother but then I thought: Siblings have a connection parents don’t get. Also, M wiggles a lot before going to the bathroom which nakes it really obvious that he has to go.

Gotta get back to eating. We’re lucky to have friends who have been bringing us hot meals over the last couple of weeks. Yum!


September 22, 2008 § 3 Comments

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Did unplugging the clock work?

September 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

Possibly. Last night bilingual papi got more sleep and was a little more well rested than the previous night. That’s crucial when he’s the one who’s with big sister all day. What about me? I’ve got some kind of a head cold or allergies and was uncomfortable all night. Bilingual baby also nurses at night like she’s a newborn so sometimes I feel like I’ve got twins. I still felt wasted when I woke up but not too bad. Nothing that hot milk with ghee can’t fix. (Yes. Ghee is butter. We are talking about whole milk with butter mixed in it. It’s very tasty. Cow’s milk can be substituted for almond milk.)

Unplugging the clock

September 21, 2008 § 1 Comment

That’s what I’m doing tonight after a long night last night of being awake against my will- mostly because of big sister being awake. We love our kids and wish for them a restful night tonight- at least.

Post-partum life

September 19, 2008 § Leave a comment

Here I am again with a little blogging energy and at a loss for blogging material. I really should keep a notebook near the bed.

The picture is of a Mei Tai I made my sister just before going into labor. It’s been shipped and is now in her hands as she prepares to welcome another child into their family (in December). If only I were closer, I could cook her yummy meals and bring her hot oily milk with ginger and cinnamon after she has her baby. I have found what has been helpful for me in these days and feel the need to fill the gap for other post-partum moms as well. Lucky me, I have a number of pregnant friends here in town.

I visited with one of our midwives yesterday. I told her I was on the fence about going out of the house and she recommended staying in as loong as possible. In I stay.

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