1 Week Post Partum Update

1 Week Post Partum Update

I’m finally checking in with our 1 week post partum update – it’s 1 week and a day on from the birth of my beautiful baby boy, Mini M!

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We’re back at home after having a few days at my mum’s house which was lovely.  It was so great to be there, especially for Miss M so she had some consistency and didn’t feel left out at all.  A BIG thank you to my lovely parents for putting us up :)

So now I’m 1 week post partum and I thought I would update you on how we all are.

Mini M

Mini M is doing brilliantly – I will do a full birth story post as soon as I have more time.  We were not at home when I went into active labour and made the decision because of that, coupled with being overdue, that instead of a home birth we would head to the midwife led unit at our hospital.  I did get my wish of labouring in the water this time around which was wonderful!

I gave birth just after 7am and we came home later that day which was great.

Mini M has had high bilirubin levels unfortunately so until yesterday we had to make daily trips back to the hospital for him to be checked and thankfully they decreased yesterday so no more trips.  Miss M was jaundiced too but we were lucky in Sydney that they actually brought the bilirubin lamp to our house and we got to keep it until she was better again!  Mini M hasn’t needed the lamp so we haven’t had to stay in the hospital.

He is breastfeeding like a little trouper – in fact today he has fed almost ALL day.  I think they call it cluster feeding although it’s more non-stop than clusters!  All good though, he’s feeding up nicely and will help get rid of the jaundice.  I did have supply issues with Miss M and I’m feeling really positive that it won’t be an issue this time around.

He was weighed at his Day 3 check up and had only lost 6% of his body weight which is brilliant and indicates that he’s feeding really well – hurray!

Sleep-wise – well he’s a newborn so sleep isn’t consistent as yet!  He’s been waking anywhere between 2-5 times per night in his first week which is completely normal so I’m grabbing sleep when I can.


I’m feeling pretty good actually – mainly because I got about 8 hours sleep altogether last night.   Of course that will jinx things now!

I’m physically recovering well – I’ve been up and about a lot every day and every day I feel more ‘normal’ :)

So far I haven’t noticed any stretchmarks!

I had forgotten a bit how much newborns breastfeed though!  Every day he’s feeding more and more and sleeping less and less in the day so it means getting anything done at home is a challenge but really, the laundry etc is so unimportant and can wait.

Mini M is my last baby and I’m treasuring each and every second with him and love spending hours just staring at his adorable little face.

Our Family

I’ve been really making the most of any chance I get with Miss M as I’m so aware that I do not want her to feel left out if I can help it.  She is being so adorably cute with her new little brother!  She has a pink teddy bear and she bought him a little blue matching one.  When we came home from the hospital she shouted ‘I’ve got a babby bubba!’ and it made us melt!

I can see already how challenging having two so young is going to be so I know we’re in for some hard work ahead but also some adorably wonderful times too.

I feel so blessed to have such an amazing family to share my life with! :)

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  1. 12th May 2015 / 9:14 am

    So glad to read everything is going well. He is gorgeous!! xx

    • 26th May 2015 / 2:38 am

      Thanks so much! :)

  2. 13th May 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I am so thrilled to read this. I’m so pleased you are doing well lovely. My girls had jaundice – we had a whole week in hospital. Oh the excitement of a newborn. Huge congratulations. Sending lots of love. Xx

    • 26th May 2015 / 2:39 am

      Thanks lovely!! He’s finally over the jaundice – hurray! :)

  3. Anna B
    13th May 2015 / 10:34 pm

    What a fabulous update post to get to read, thanks for sharing!
    So pleased all is going well, gives me hope!! Ha!
    congratulations again Team M

    • 26th May 2015 / 2:40 am

      Oh thanks so much lady!! :)

  4. 14th May 2015 / 4:55 am

    Oh how gorgeous! Glad to hear everything is going well. Enjoy those newborn moments – they go by way too fast. I’m cuddling my 6-week-old baby girl as we speak. It’s been one of those days full of crying and catnaps and nothing is getting done around the house, but I just take a deep breathe as this only lasts for such a fleeting amount of time and I want to enjoy it. Big congratulations to you xx

    • 26th May 2015 / 2:41 am

      Oh thank you! And you’re so right, we need to make the most of every second :) hope all is well with you! :)

  5. 14th May 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Congrats! Must be so wonderful finally having your little person!!! I remember how little rest I got in the first week, I was so nervous so even when she did sleep I didnt. I suppose its a bit easier second time around, but this time you have another little person to loo after too! Enjoy :)

    • 26th May 2015 / 2:42 am

      You’re so right – it’s easier in many ways but then more to juggle with a toddler too’ :)

  6. 14th May 2015 / 3:47 pm

    What a lovely happy post – so pleased all is going well so far and how cute is Miss M?! Enjoy every second xx

    • 26th May 2015 / 2:43 am

      Thanks so much Katie! Ah Miss M is so happy she has a little brother! :)

  7. 16th May 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I’m so glad to read that all is going well, and I’m so jealous of how much sleep you’ve had! The laundry can most definitely wait, these little ones change and grow so quickly so make the most of every moment xx

    • 26th May 2015 / 2:45 am

      I spoke far too soon though Sian – there is no more sleep ha ha! :)

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