This is Lola Evelyn, born 16 June 2015 weighing 4.38kgs and 51cm tall.
|A few hours old|
|Two weeks old and already has the duck face down pat!|
After a pretty difficult and tiring pregnancy, labour was relatively easy this time around. It all happened very quickly and my husband nearly missed the birth as he'd gone to get some lunch thinking we still had a few hours ahead of us till it was time to push. Both baby & I were doing fine straight away, so we were able to get discharged early from hospital after 2 days (usually it's a 5 day stay). I know a lot of people say "stay for as long as you can to get rest", but seriously, who can get rest when you have people barging in on you every 5 minutes, e.g. nurses, cleaners, breakfast crew and ladies whose sole job seemed to be to water my flowers!
I remember the first few months after having my son, Luca, we were in a confused and sleepless fog. Your life changes so much after having a baby, you just have no idea until it happens. But this 2nd time around we're finding things relatively easy and I don't know if it's because we've all of a sudden turned into parenting ninjas, or if it's because Lola is a calm and content baby. Maybe a bit of both. She still gets up twice a night for a feed, but that's completely expected at this age.
One of my biggest worries had always been how would Luca, who is very very attached to me, take to having another little person share his limelight. But I'm pleased to say he loves his little sister. He always wants to cuddle and kiss her, and so far we haven't seen any displays of jealousy.
|Meeting the baby sister in hospital|
|Chilling with baby sis on the couch in the mornings|
Well, things might be a bit quiet around here as I try to get into a new sort of a routine as a mum of two (aaaghhhh, still hasn't hit me!). But thanks so much for your continued support, and feel free to stalk me on Instagram (@lilitsblog) where I'm more active.