Adjusting to the New Normal

My little girl is now 2 weeks old and I think I’m finally exiting that initial exhausted fog. My body is adjusting to feeding a very hungry little girl (seriously…she was 9lbs at birth and at 2 weeks old, is weighing in at 9lbs, 5ozs. My milk is clearly super charged since we were nearly not discharged from the hospital on time because she had lost over 8% of her birth weight on day 1) and she’s been giving me a few good stretches at night here and there. Every day is still very unpredictable as far as when and how long she’ll sleep but we’re adjusting.

I’m feeling MUCH better as well. After a really iffy first week where I seemed to feel worse and worse each day rather than better and after accidentally ripping one of my stitches doing the Little Lady’s newborn photo’s, my body finally started to feel more like my body again. I’m still bruised but the swelling is going down gradually, the bruising is disappearing and the part of the incision that opened up seems to have closed up after a few days.

One thing that’s driving me crazy is that now that my incision is in the final stages of initial healing (the stitches are slowly dissolving and disappearing) I am itching. Like insane itching. And not so much the outer incision on my abdomen but my internal scar. Gah!!! It’s driving me nuts. I can’t wait for it to stop.

Now that I’m feeling stronger, I’ve started putting the Little Lady in the Ergo Baby carrier that I bought. I’ll talk more about it another time but both baby and I love it! I wish I had invested in one sooner. She doesn’t like the process of being stuffed into the infant insert but once I buckle her against me, she’s out like a light and we can go for short walks together. I have a feeling I’ll be using it a lot to get her to sleep during the day (she’s not a fan) so I can get stuff done.

First walk
First walk
Ready to walk!
Ready to walk!

I’m working on our birth story. Hopefully I finish it before we’re sending her off to college. No guarantees though, spare time is hard to come by these days :)

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

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