Its a blur.
The first six weeks always is, as you try to recover from childbirth and your baby tries to settle into life outside your womb.
There are no schedules or routines yet, but by now you should be able to see some forming.
I had forgotten how hard it was.
Mind you, I don’t make it any easier on myself, or Savannah, with the chaotic life I live. Since she has been born we have been to Taronga Zoo, out to Malaysian dinner three times, been to Sydney on business activities twice, been to the airport, out for coffee several times, spent two weekends in Sydney, and many other activities.
I can’t help it though. The only place I can sit still is swinging in a hammock on the beaches of Thailand. I have too much to do so I just keep rolling forward.
Savannah chose us though, so she was well aware of our hectic lifestyle. She is finding her place in it and I think suited very well.
Here is how Savannah is going
Savannah was a natural and latched on not long after she was born. Thankfully, as I had forgotten what to do, so she showed me.
She is feeding really well and putting on lots of weight. And the great thing is that she has taken to the bottle, which is so helpful for my busy self when I need to express. Kalyra would’t go near a bottle!
This would have to be the most difficult part to parenting. Sleep is something every parent and newborn craves, but finds it so hard to get. I dread having to put Savannah down to sleep and every time the one thought running through my mind is, “I can’t do this again. How do parents do it that have five kids”
One major celebration is that her night sleeps are going pretty well. She only wakes up for a feed at 4pm now and then at around 6:30 which is good for me as that becomes my wake up call. I’m getting enough sleep and up early enough to get some work done. (since writing this we have had a sleep through the night, but now back to every two hours. grr…)
Day time sleeps, however, are another issue. She just wants to be awake with her family. It is hard to get her to sleep and then she only catnaps for 2o mins to an hour. On the odd occasion, when I time everything perfectly, by some miracle, she falls to sleep on her own and goes down for two hours.
She loves the hug a bub and instead of spending hours trying to get her down and stressing about it, I know to put her in that and get to cuddle her for hours instead.
Savannh is as sweet and gentle as can be.. She doesn’t cry often, but when she does her little wail is quite charming.
She does have a fiesty side and is not afraid to tell you off if you upset her.
She hates having her nappy changed and will bleat away like a lamb.
She is now getting used to her bath and will float around quite content in its liquid warmth.
She is very sensitive and caring. If Mummy is upset she will want to give me cuddles.
She is a snuggly bunny. She loves lying on your chest and smuggling right into sleep.
She has wind issues.
Her smile lights up my life.
She rocks my world.