We have been home from hospital for just over 4 weeks now, which means that Terry is back at work now. It was so nice having him home to help me out for the first 2 weeks- having him help out with Richie was a lifesaver as Richie didn't quite understand why mummy couldn't lift him up or run around after him.
Ive been struggling a bit with breastfeeding - once again my supply isn't enough to solely feed Harry from the boob so have been topping him up with formula. At first, I was told just to feed him whenever he was hungry but that turned into Harry waking every hour to be fed(obviously coz I wasn't giving him enough to sleep for too long), so we decided to use the formula aswell as my sleep and sanity were affected by the constant feeding.
I have to say that this time around I'm feeling overwhelmed and a bit unsure about looking after Harry as this is the first time Ive had a newborn at home. Richie didn't come home til he was 4 weeks old and by then he already had a feeding routine so even though he would still wake up for feeds, it was every 4 hrs so it wasn't as much of a struggle. With Harry, at first I was waking every 2-3 hrs and wasnt sure if he was hungry or just needing a cuddle or had gas. At the moment, he is sleeping quite well, so his feeds must be keeping him content but its only week 5 so Im not expecting these good nights to continue. Its definitely more of an at home challenge this time around.
Being able to have Harry home straight away has made me realise what we missed out on when Richie was born and in the hospital. At this stage with Richie, it hadn't really sunk in that I was a mum as I couldn't take me baby out with me to the shops, or to show him off to family and friends. I'm loving the opportunity to take Harry with me wherever I go at the moment- mostly because he is such a chilled baby, so when its leap time my feelings may change :)
My name is Briana and I am a wife to Terry, a mother to ,my gorgeous 2 year old son Richie with another bub on the way.