As time often does, it passes quickly and slowly at the same time. It’s already been two weeks, and yet….. has it really only been two weeks? It’s hard to imagine what life was like without this little person being – physically, visibly – here!
She continues to be a pretty mellow baby. She has had a habit of being a week for a few or more hours late evening, which has meant I can’t get to sleep until she does between midnight and 2am. However, for the past two nights we’ve moved earlier and earlier. A good sign. And once she’s down – even if it is really late – she sleeps for a long stretch (usually five or six hours, but up to eight one night!). So I won’t complain. I’ll just keep trying to force her awake in the afternoon and evening so that she’s tired earlier. It’s really hard because when she is sleeping, she sleeps like a rock.
Over the past week I felt a lot of achy body, headachy stuff. I know this happened after other births – some worse than others. I think it’s hormonal, and probably partly related to a redistribution of body weight and different muscles being used. Anyway, that’s been a lot better over the last two days, too. I’m almost feeling ready to put on my skates and try out the pond. However, with each consecutive baby, I’m also feeling a little wiser about stuff like that. I’m more patient to wait, to allow my body to fully recover, and also to accept or even ask for help. And after each baby, there are more little helpers to ask!