2 Weeks PostpartumMonday, February 23, 2015
Kayla's officially 2 weeks old on Saturday :) Gosh babies really grow so quickly, her face seems to have changed quite a bit since day 1! She feels heavier and taller as well. I'm also very happy to report that she's exclusively on breastmilk now! She had to be supplemented with formula milk initially because she's underweight, and transitioning her to a breastmilk-only diet was a challenge.
The past 2 weeks have been insane for D and I, hardly sleeping and scrambling around between feeds, diaper changes and comforting baby. Thank God we have tons of help at home, really cannot imagine if D and I have to manage everything ourselves. There's also been perpetual visits since the day I delivered, partly due to CNY, which I've been really appreciative of. Everyday there's someone visiting or coming over to help us with baby, baby is so loved! :)
( Early reunion dinner with the family! )
I'm also super happy to have dropped 7-8kg since the day I delivered! Gained a total of 15kg for this pregnancy :O Was sooo depressed looking at the mirror towards the end. Am currently hoping to drop about 4 more kilos soon, don't dare to even dream of going back to my pre-pregnancy weight yet heh. My baby pouch has also gone down rather quickly though thanks to the compression garment ( will share in another post ) I'm wearing almost everyday :)
( Taken on the day I delivered )
( Me, one week postpartum : -5kg )
Not sure if it's the hormones, for the first week I was in crazy obsessive mom mode. I would end up tearing up thinking about possible baby related scenarios, and despite all the help around I'd insist on doing all baby things myself even when I was obviously burned out. I only started to relax a little during the 2nd week, and now I'd gladly let my helper help change diapers etc while I take a breather.
Now that we're more settled and establishing a comfortable routine for everyone, I'm just trying to enjoy motherhood and cherishing every single moment I have with baby. Soon she'll be walking and talking, and not long after she'll not need me as much anymore. Sometimes I wonder if I'd be able to love another child as much as I love her, she's truly a gift from God ♥︎
( Nightly sleep situation :D )