Saturday, July 3, 2010
New baby + Delhi Belly = one wrecked mummy
Mummy before her first full night with Toby. The after photo is horrendous. We are wrecked.
Baby Toby modelling a wrap from Charliecat, and 00000 ensemble courtesy of Alex and Taj. 00000 swims on him. Can one get 000000? If so, probably a better size for newborns under 7 pounds.
Super cute baby, who hates being swaddled, with Mummy. We are both exhuasted. Part of it is coming down from the eexcitement of the past week, and part baby crying and wanting a feed every half hour. My, this boy can eat. He doesn't like being put down, he wants to stay close to one of us at all times, and it takes a lot to get him settled on his bed. It is heartbreaking hearing his cries, and I tend to pick him up on demand, whereas Bob, the more experienced parent of this duo, knows he has to cry it out and then he'll sleep. We occasionally get a four hour break, but who can sleep soundly when there is always one ear trained to listen out for baby. To top it off, I ate something suspect last night and have been wretching and suffering the worst stomach pain. We're going to call in a nurse tonight so we can both get a good night's sleep. Welcome to motherhood : ))
Some Toby facts. His umblical stump has fallen off.
He lifts his head and has done so since day 3
He tries to push himself up, he is very strong in his upper body
He needs changing every hour
He eats 60ml every two hours
His favourite position is being slung over my shoulder like a wet rag
He looks around a lot, and likes his hands. I don't know if he can focus on anything yet.
You can never fix a bottle fast enough.
He is super-cute and we love him.
A big thank you to Faith to Vishwas who sent the gorgeous little onesies "Made in India, loved worldwide" featured on Dr Shivani's blog. Everyone raved over them and I will get Toby to model very soon.