I haven't said much about how I have been doing for the past month. That's the boring stuff, and I'd rather just post pictures of my children. But, people have been asking how I have been doing, so I'm going to share.
These have been a rough several weeks. Caring for an infant takes a lot of energy, and the loss of sleep is difficult for me. However, I must say that I have been doing much better than we thought I would be postpartum, and for that we are very thankful.
For two weeks after Adelaide was born, I spent a lot of time each day just holding her and enjoying her. What a blessing and a privelege those times were.
After the first two weeks, the loss of sleep really started to catch up with me. Will helped with half or more of the night time feedings, and then he would take Adelaide in the morning while I slept until noon or later. Over the weeks, though, this system was no longer working. I was getting weaker and having difficulty holding Adelaide while in my recliner. My brain fog started getting bad again, and I couldn't think or communicate clearly. At that point Will said it was time for me to stop pushing myself. He took Adelaide and they slept in the living room for a few nights so that I could get good, solid sleep at night.
I am doing much better now. I'm not feeling back up to baseline (my "normal"), but I am at least at a functioning level again. Will continues to do all of the night time feedings, which is a huge help to me. I sleep all night and am able to sleep in until noon.
Life is definitely harder with a baby, but that doesn't change the way I feel about Adelaide. I love this little girl so much. She is definitely worth the sleepless nights, extra weakness and fatigue, and all the hard work.