On Saturday Cupcake was 1 week old and what a week it has been. We were able to come home on Sunday with her which was a fantastic relief after having had to spend a week in hospital when Munchkin was born. She also “survived” the scary midwife visit when they weigh the baby and tell you you are doing it all wrong. I had such a palaver (good word, eh?) with Munchkin because he lost 10.3% of his birth weight in the first week and they weren’t happy. I ended up having to express milk and give him top ups and it was all very stressful. This time I listened to a mixture of my instinct and some of what the midwife was saying and sure enough my milk came in and she is getting plenty. Her weight was absolutely fine and I am breathing a sigh of relief.
We also had the super fun of celebrating Munchkin’s 2nd birthday on Tuesday. I can’t believe he is 2 and am secretly a bit gutted. How dare he grow up into a big boy!!! We had a lovely day with him and he got lots of presents which he was actually interested in. Yesterday we are had a little party for him with a few friends, some cake and balloons and it was a very nice afternoon.
Thought I’d show a little bit of the aftermath of having baby number 2 and what our house and week has looked like.
iPhone self portrait while still in hospital
Cupcake contemplating her daddy
Lovely flowers that people have been sending us. I love having these in the house.
Babies are a whirlwind…