Casper’s almost 12 weeks! It’s gone so fast. He’s so different to big sister - chunky, very short awake times, not so much into using his legs to do anything yet (just lies there and kicks them about). I’m trying not to compare as I don’t think he’s officially missing milestones so might just be developing differently? Has the loveliest smile and cooing/gurgling chats, and loves looking at lights and patterns and art and photos on walls. He sleeps through the night (9 til 6, sometimes 8 til 7.30!) but only because we’re co-sleeping. Naps a pain because he wants to contact nap as well but has started rebelling against the front pack. He’s an opinionated little fella!
I’m recovering okay from birth too. There hasn’t been anything major, but a whole heap of niggles… I think a bacterial skin infection near c-section scar but not bad, a (minor?) prolapse, de quervains tendonitis in wrists, brief nipple thrush. It had me feeling really low at first, esp. as I think the nature of the emergency c-section was still affecting me a lot emotionally, but I’m starting to feel much better. It’s all been a massive adjustment for big sister (she’s 2 1/2) who on a trip to the playground/park the other day admitted “I was kinda hoping you’d leave [name_m]Casper[/name_m] at home”. Poor wee sausage!
@sarah1800 I hope the return to work has been okay. So hard and such a massive adjustment. I’m sorry breastfeeding hasn’t worked out but PLEASE don’t add any guilt or embarrassment on top of that! Other Mums know we’re all just muddling through, and that we’re all doing our absolute best for our babes but that that’s gonna look different for different families for a whole range of reasons. As a fully breastfeeding Mum, I also know that pain and stress of breastfeeding almost not working out, and getting nothing when pumping… and I also feel the worry of judgement for getting my breasts out all the time in public.
@LiliMorgana hope your tail bone is feeling better asap! After my first I’d get random sharp pains at the front of my pubic bone even over a year later, but thankfully they seem to have stopped now? (Casper was c-section)