5 Week Post Partum Update
Mini M is another week older! Here’s my 5 week post partum update:
Mini is as cute as ever and growing very quickly too. The Health Visitor weighed him last week and he was 9lb 5oz so has put on stacks since he was born (7lb 15oz) which is so reassuring to me as I’m exclusively breastfeeding.
I really struggled with my milk supply with Miss M for the 7 months I breastfed her so I’m happy that things are going better this time so far. I hope that continues.
He feeds often and I feed him on demand – roughly every 2 hours throughout the day and cluster-feeding from 4pm until bedtime at 7pm. Sometimes he spends the whole day cluster feeding of course.
He’s smiling now! He was smiling and giggling in his sleep before but that was wind – now we’re getting genuine smiles and they’re so lovely. It really does make a difference when you feel like they’re giving something back to the relationship :)
Ok…sleep. So, things continued along the same as last week until 2 days ago when he started stretching out his last sleep more – oh please may this continue! For the last 2 nights he’s done 3-4 hours from 7pm, fed and then another 2-3 hours, fed again and then another 2-4 hours! That’s a far cry from the 30-60 minutes he was doing from 3am before! Oh pleeeease stay like this for a bit as I’m shattered.
I’m still struggling with insomnia which is so annoying. Despite Mini M sleeping like a trouper last night, I couldn’t sleep from 2am so I’m a zombie today.
I also have a cold :(
It doesn’t help that he’s such a noisy little thing in his sleep, mainly when he’s in REM sleep. Even the white noise can’t drown out his grunts and groans! Perhaps I’ll get used to it eventually. Sometimes it’s a bit of wind. I’m burping him constantly to try and reduce the spit up and ‘bicycling’ his legs to pop out the poops. Nice.
This weekend we had a lovely visitor – Aunty Val – or as Miss M calls her, Aunty Bal. Miss M LOVED it as she was spoilt with cuddles and attention and a new Peppa book – thank you Val! Also thank you for the chocolates and wine – I will not be sharing them with Mr M if I can get away with it :)
We’re looking forward to our family holiday to Wales in a couple of weeks – we’re going with Nanny and Grandad which will be lovely.
Miss M is very confused and thinks we’re going to see WHALES, not going to WALES. I’ve tried to explain. I’ve given up. She’s going to be bitterly disappointed when there are no whales!
I hope the weather stays nice for us as it’s been so lovely for the last few days.
Not sure if it’s because I’m breastfeeding though but I’ve been boiling hot recently – like I was in the third trimester. Is that normal when breastfeeding?
I’ve decided that after my 6 week check (which will be delayed until after our holibob) will be the start of my diet. If anyone has any suggestions of diets/weight loss plans that you recommend, let me know. My ‘possibles’ list so far includes Weight Watchers, Slimming World, 5-2 and Juice Plus. I can’t decide which to try. To be fair I’m not really trying to decide. I’m too busy eating ALL of the chocolate.
I’ll weigh myself when I’m back from my holiday and see what damage pregnancy did. I know from the way my clothes
don’t fit that I didn’t escape lightly. Pardon the pun.
I’m not too concerned, I had a ball eating all the chocolate – I just know I’ll have to shave it off now somehow but more than that, I’m determined to be a healthy and strong mama and role model for my little ones :)
I’d love to hear your suggestions with diets and if you’re currently on a weight loss mission then please let me know so we can support each other.
I hope you’ve all had a lovely, sunny weekend too!