4 Week Post Partum Update
I can’t believe Mini M is 1 month old! It’s that odd feeling of wondering where the time has gone but at the same time I can’t remember a time before he was here. So here is my 4 week post partum update.
Mini M is still having fun by not sleeping much at night! We’ve been putting him to bed at night at 7pm as this is the same time we put Miss M down too.
His favourite thing is to sleep for 3-4 hours then (yay!), then wake to feed and sleep for another 1.5-2.5 hours, wake to feed again but then wake to feed every 30-60 minutes until I finally give up around 7am and get up for the day.
Is this normal? I don’t like it :( I expect he’ll just grow out of it in time so I’ll try and be patient.
His tongue tie has healed perfectly and he’s definitely feeding easier and more efficiently so I’m very pleased we went ahead and got that fixed for him – happier baby.
He is showing some symptoms of possible reflux so we’re just monitoring it with my doctor for now. Miss M had silent reflux and was put on zantac which helped her immediately but my doc understandably wants to wait a little longer and be sure Mini definitely has reflux before we put him on any meds. Hopefully he won’t need it.
Mini M is still in Newborn clothes and I went on a little newborn shopping expedition for him!
Well I’m obviously tired! It’s hard going not getting much sleep but I know it isn’t forever (I hope!) so I’m just getting on with it. The really REALLY annoying thing is that I’m also suffering from insomnia sometimes. I’ve had it on and off throughout my life. I am sooo tired all day, then when I get up to breastfeed in the night I’m like a nodding dog but as soon as I lie down in bed, PING, my eyes are wide open and I can’t relax enough to sleep. I’m not thinking of anything in particular – well except for the fact that I now only have 5, 4, 3 etc hours left of the night to get some sleep.
At least now I’m no longer pregnant I can toss and turn to my heart’s content and lie any way I want to in bed! Mainly on my back. I do like sleeping on my tummy but let’s face it, tummy time is out as no mum wants to lie on a brand new pair of oversized, sensitive breastfeeding boobs.
Physically, I’m doing well and have started walking more which is good for my (lack of) fitness and also lovely to get some sunshine. I’m also hoping the daylight will help Mini M realise he has his days and nights confused.
I’m still taking iron supplements and haven’t noticed my hair falling out yet but I actually think it didn’t start shedding last time until Miss M was a few months old. I’m really not looking forward to it as I’ve loved having thicker, shinier hair! I have been sent some Nourkrin products to try though and I really hope they will help reduce the hair loss.
The eczema I developed during pregnancy is back, annoyingly. I think I’ll probably have it until I stop breastfeeding now.
I also had a look in to what weight loss club to join and can’t decide between Weight Watchers and Slimming World. If you can recommend one for post-pregnancy and breastfeeding then let me know in the Comments below. No rush, it’s still early days obviously.
Miss M is still infatuated with her little brother and loves giving him kisses and stroking his head!
She has played up a little bit sometimes with mini tantrums and I’ve found that in those times if I keep things simple and focus solely on her and giving her extra love and cuddles, she’s fine. She just needs reassurance sometimes I think.
Last weekend we went to the 1st Anniversary party of In The Night Garden at Alton Towers and she just loved meeting Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy!
This weekend we’re having a quiet one but might go out for lunch today.
For those of you who are pregnant or with new babies, I’ve started a What to Expect Post-Pregnancy with a Newborn series and you can read about it here.
I hope you’re all having lovely weekends and please comment below with your newborn sleep advice and what diets you recommend for me.