Thursday, April 20, 2006

The first few days

I went insane on the first day, the second day was fine. The third day I was in tears by the end. But then we got some sleep, and today is looking to be much better.

My milk came in, thus turning me into some kind of weird fetish super-hero with giant rock-hard boobs that shoot milk across the room every time I take my shirt off. Kaylee is latching pretty good, but I'm quite sore, so I thought I'd take a trip over to "Boob Club" AKA Breastfeeding Drop-in group this morning. The regular lactation consultant wasn't there so the trip wasn't as useful as I had hoped, but I remembered the key to taking care of a new baby.


Have breasts, diapers, spare outfits and plastic bags will travel, is the call of a new mother. And you can quote me on that!

So, today has been better than yesterday. The constant nursing yesterday made me a little nuts by the end. She only wanted to sleep while nursing, which made it difficult to do little things like oh.. Pee?

My mom came by and rocked her for an hour while Rich put Eric to bed. I went upstairs and watched a little TV by myself and I felt like a reasonable human by the time I came downstairs.

So far I'm hanging in there. But we'll see what happens tomorrow...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Welcome Kaylee Pearl-Soleil!

Kaylee was born at 10:46 AM on Easter Sunday. She's absolutely perfect! Eric is quite pleased with the new arrival, but he's not quite sure what she's for yet. He's been a total trouper about the whole thing. I am SO proud of him. Last night Rich rocked Kaylee for an hour or so and I did Eric's regular bedtime ritual bath, books and cuddles. It was awesome.

We came home from the hospital a day early because we both felt fine and wanted to be home and comfortable. The hospital is a nice place to be with a first baby, but with the second, you just want to go home and start your life again. Plus there was a little baby-boom this weekend at NEMC, so the staff was having trouble keeping up with everybody.

All I will say about the delivery, is what I've been saying about the whole pregnancy. I'm glad that it's over and I'll never do this again. My immediate family unit is complete. Rich, Margaret Eric and Kaylee. And that's about as perfect as life gets.


Kaylee is a bit high maintenance at the moment and I'm recovering and resting. But we should be ready for visitors in a couple of days.

Thanks to all my beloved friends and family who have endured my grumping this last month.

Love to all,

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