Thursday, 29 November 2012

6 Days Old and finding things hard

I'm not ashamed to be writing this post but I'd hoped I would be finding things easier than I am. I had hoped I'd begin night time feeding without any problems but its really been a struggle. I have barely found the energy to even get up! I think its a combination of a few things before we had Olivia I was working from 6am until half 4 and we were having broken nights sleep with Harry. This had lead to an accumulation of zero energy and with people visiting in the day catching up with sleep has proved impossible.

At present our sleep and baby feed routineis a follows, Katy goes to bed early to get a few solid hours sleep then I bring Olivia up between 11 and 12. Getting her down inevitability doesn't last long usually because she is usually suffering with wind. Katy will get up with her until about 5 am, then I will get up with her until 6 then I tend to get up and go downstairs. Then Katy can sleep till 10am, this routine seems to work at the moment however It leaves me feeling very guilty about leaving the night feeds to Katy. Because I'm feeling guilty about this, it makes me feel like I'm struggling and that I'm failing as a parent. Every night I go to bed thinking I'm too tired to do the nights but I forget that I stay up late and  I'm up really early with Olivia and Katy gets to sleep when I do this.

I know deep down that things are OK it can just feel so disheartening and make me feel a bit useless when I just can't face getting up in the night time.

As we 6 Days Old I think a host of pictures are required .








I love my family so much I'm so proud of them. I wont leave this post being all doom and gloom, any baby arrival is going to be a massively disruptive. One thing I'm enjoying strangely is getting the bottles done I'm mega organised this time. Last time with Harry we let them build up and up and had to wash and sterilize them at stupid o clock more than once. This time if there is not a stock of at least 6 bottles with boiled water in ready then I'm washing more to build up the stock.

I think this next week will be a challenge and I'm not overly looking forward to it however things will settle down when we establish a routine.

When I say we I actually mean Katy, yet again she has been the most amazing mother I have  ever seen. She has taken to being Olivia's mummy like a duck to water, she defiantly carries me :-)

We are a unit but she will always be the driving force behind our successes .


17 comments:

  1. She is absolutely beautiful! Oh my gosh...I just want to cuddle her! Congratulations!

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  2. Hey, clut yourself some slack. Kia kaha as we would say here in NZ (means stay strong ) Cheers
    And the kids are beautiful

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    1. I'm very self critical I get it from my mother :-)

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  3. You have jot ho g to feel bad about. You getting up gives me the rest I need and you are a fabulous daddy! Our children love you to the moon and back and that's the only achievement you need to worry about xxxx

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  4. I agree with katy! Plus being able to talk about how you feel is what will keep you 2 strong, just my novice opinion :D
    xx

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment :-)Your no novice now your a fully trained Mummy x

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    2. Pft! Don't quite feel it still yet! But having you's two's for advice is good :)
      xx

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  5. I agree with your wife, there is nothing to feel bad about! You have a gorgeous family!

    New follower from weekend blog hop
    www.feliciaslegend.com

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  6. New follower from the link up! Have a great weekend!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  7. I love these photos. I am a new follower from Oh, So Amelia. I am a fellow sponsor on her page and I love the idea of your blog being from the daddy's perspective!

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  8. Oh my word, she is gorgeous. New follower here, looking forward to more posts from daddy's point of view! Go easy on yourself, it's a newborn's job to shake things up a bit :)

    You have a lovely family!

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  9. Oh no worries! You are HELPING! :) I breastfeed, so my husband is not able to help in the feeding department at all, and uh yeah, pumpin effin hurts!

    We are expecting our third dude within the next 4-7 weeks and I know it's going to be rough. Before it was easier, my husband didn't work such long hours (military) and would get up and change the baby, which was great, I don't do so well with the moving and thinking right after being woken.

    But now, since he gets up at 4, is taking college courses, oh yeah and working we've decided he needs his sleep and he'll be sleeping in one of our guest rooms during the week and I'll be flying solo. So I feel your pain! It's hard, but it's sooooo worth it!

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  10. Congrats to you and your wife on the new baby! She is beautiful! Thanks for following!
    Theresa

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  11. Hi there@ great post! Congrats on the new addition! I am following you back from Moms Surviving Kids!
    Megan
    www.momssurvivingkids.com

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