Monday, November 26, 2012

Home with Lincoln


Today is the one week anniversary of us bringing Lincoln home. A whole week! It feels like longer, but in a good way.



Lincoln has slotted right into our little family and some of the time it feels like he's always been here. Although one night of hourly feeds was a definite reminder that we have a newborn!



Except for that one crazy night we haven't been doing too badly in the sleep department. Lincoln generally wakes up to feed twice or three times per night. These last couple of mornings he's been waking up at 5am to feed and then staying awake. Probably a good thing though, it gives me a few more hours each day to get things done!



Feeding him is giving me some grief at the moment. In the last couple of days Lincoln has gone from being a champion feeder to screaming in pain every few minutes of a feed. I think he's taking in air when he eats and is getting a sore belly, but that's just a guess I really have no idea. I'm trying out different ways of feeding him and trying not to get worked up about it, but it breaks my heart. If you have any tips for me, I'm all ears. I was only able to breastfeed Max for four weeks before we had major issues and I really don't want the same thing to happen again.



The feeding issues combined with a more than generous dose of the baby blues has got me bursting into tears regularly. Sometimes for absolutely no reason at all. (Sorry to those friends that have come round wanting to see a cute baby and been faced with a crying thirty year old...).



I've had heaps of help from our families, which is definitely making things easier. Sean's Mum stayed with us last week and whilst I was in hospital, my Mum is here this week and my sister has been dropping everything to come and help me out on a very regular basis. I honestly think I would be a complete and utter wreck with out them.



I'm working on Lincoln's birth story at the moment and can't wait to share it. I ended up having an elective c-section, but after finding out Linc was 4.5 kilos it took away some of the disappointment of not getting to have a vbac. And really once you have the baby in your arms none of it seems to matter anyway :)


 

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  1. Lincoln is gorgeous! My newborn days were chaotic and messy so I'm really no help there..they do pass though and taking one thing at a time and taking advantage of any help offered is probably the best course of action. You must be doing the right thing for him 'cos he looks very healthy.

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    1. Thanks Carol, he is growing and definitely seems to be thriving. Hopefully these bf issues sort themselves out :)

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  2. You always drop everything when Ava is in hospital. I would do anything and everything to repay the favour. And besides who wouldn't want to spend as much time as possible with the most adorable boys on the planet?!

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    1. That article you pinned was really great, thank you xxoo

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  3. He is so incredibly cute! I love that striped onesie! I'm so glad you have wonderful support around you- it really makes all the difference doesn't it?

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    1. Thanks Melanie, I love it too and have to stop myself from dressing him in it every single day :)

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  4. Oh Lincon is incredibly gorgeous hon. Funny how you look back on the newborn days fondly when they PASS!.

    I was told to get the baby to latch on and then lean back when feeding.
    I doubt it works for all but it has with Maksi and Leo.

    Good Luck xx

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    1. Thanks Julia, I've been trying that out and it does help :)

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  5. Congratulations to you and family !!
    He is absolutely adorable :)

    I ended up having a C-section aswell, but healing good.
    Hope everything is going well.
    xo :)

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    1. Thanks so much Gaby! Congrats on your gorgeous little girl as well :)

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