This second week was a rough one and fun one all in one. Isaiah had a lip tie revision, firmly established that he wasn’t going be a sleeper, we had the best newborn photo session, and Daniels parents came for a thanksgiving visit.
Still sore and tired. Bleeding is slowing down but still there and I’m soaked in breastmilk more than I’m not. Eau de breastmilk is my perfume just in case anyone was wondering. But my nipples are in tact, not bleeding, and there’s no mastitis which are things I am oh so unbelievably grateful for.
Better this week but still a work in progress. My milk supply is overboard and the flow and letdown are forceful which makes for a difficult latch and short feedings with him pulling in and off a lot. One of the amazing things about Dar a luz is the support they offer post partum. I had one meeting last week and two this week with a lactation consultant. One of these was after the clinic closed and the other on Wednesday before thanksgiving when the clinic was closed for the day but she didn’t want me or Isaiah to struggle for too long. It’s still very much a work in progress but we’ll get there and if not bottles are a fine option.
Still a rollercoaster of adjustment to two kids and balancing time with both, but overall I feel great. One of the things that hit me this week that I wasn’t expecting was for one of my lactation visits. We had the visit in the birth room that I had Isaiah in and was way more emotional about that than I would have ever expected. Birth is so powerful and we just don’t ever return to our birthing rooms usually.
Life with Two
Such an awesome chaos. A patience trying chaos at times for sure, but then Elijah kisses Isaiah or says it’s okay baby when he’s crying and it’s the most rewarding beautiful thing in the world.