So I guess since it’s after midnight, Savannah is 7 days old!
Wow. Everything still seems so new. People ask me things like “What does she usually do…?” And I’m like, “I’m still trying to figure it out myself!”
She’s a great sleeper. I’m grateful for that! She also isn’t very fussy; almost always she fusses for a reason (diaper change, hungry). She got her first sponge bath today! She did really well and now she looks so pretty. She also went to her first doctor’s appointment. I really like the pediatrician I found, and I’m excited about that. Savannah has grown an inch in the past week, and she’s still not back up to her birth weight, but otherwise she is very healthy! Hooray for that.
As for me… no one prepared me for how hard it is post-birth. I assumed that all the difficulties would be from adjusting to life with a new little one, but that’s not been the hardest part! There is still pain and discomfort stemming from the delivery and also from my milk coming in. Also, my headaches have come back (thanks, hormones) and that has been frustrating because I’m still trying to avoid medicine. I was not prepared for the emotional mood swings, either. It is not uncommon for me to burst into tears several times throughout the day for no reason – or for something seemingly unimportant. I cry at the drop of a hat, and have frequent “meltdowns” which worry Paul because he can’t seem to do anything to make them better. I get overwhelmed easily. I hard to turn off my phone one day last week because I just couldn’t take the phone calls and texts anymore. I also found it helpful to sign off all instant messaging. It’s not that people are being annoying, but that the simplest things completely overwhelm me.
Well the baby just ate and it’s 1:40am so I really should go to bed. I’ll update more later!