We’re having a good day over here (sleepy baby) so I thought I’d fit in another post about a few shows I’ve watched on Foxtel (Lifestyle channel) lately to help pass the time.
Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty – Living out my final days in Greece was always an idea and this particularly episode just confirmed it. I encouraged Mandrew to watch it and I think we’d like to plan future trips here together now.
Last Sunday we hit the one month old mark with Oakli and I’ve been eagerly counting each day that passes in hopes that things get easier and better. It’s been a fuzzy month recovering from childbirth, surviving the sleep deprivation, feeding and sleeping habits of a newborn baby. I suddenly have immense respect for all my friends out there who have more than one child (it’s demanding to say the least and how easy is it just having one child right?). Each day is different and it’s taken me this whole week just to write this paragraph so I’ll end it with a few updates:
1) Oakli is one grunty baby;
2) breastfeeding is supposed to release oxytocin but it makes me feel claustrophobic 😤
3) we accomplished one successful grocery shop on our own;
4) she has smiled 3 times recognizing my face;
5) morning showers have been life saving!
All I’ve known is just Willow’s baby face until Oakli came along and suddenly her face seems a whole lot more grown up. The first couple of weeks postpartum I was pretty hormonal amongst other things and just the thought of Willow and I not sharing our bedtime rituals just made me cry (and it usually takes alot for me to cry). We’re nearly 5 weeks into our new life as a family of 4 and I give her credit for brushing off my tired and snappy ways when most of the time she just wants to help with her baby sister (bless her). She turned 8 last Tuesday and even though her baby face is fading, I remind her always, she’s forever my first baby.