When he came into this world, he changed our lives for ever. One month has passed and I feel like he has always been here and I can’t imagine my day without his coos and his soft cries. I keep staring at him all day long, trying to memorise all the funny expressions he makes, every little sound coming from him and his tiny body in my arms. I thought I would be exhausted and sleepy, but I have so much energy when it comes to tending his needs. There is so much love in our house, so much happiness and tranquility.
He was born on a Saturday evening, after a very long labour and complicated delivery. He was the most perfect thing I ever saw, despite the wrinkles an the newborn colours (from red to purple and grey!). The first days in the hospital are a blur of feeding, changing diapers and sleeping. We were so lucky to have Matej with us all the time, so we could enjoy life as a family from day one. Since that day, he has grown almost 7 centimetres and he weighs quite a lot more than on the day he was born (we don’t have a scale to know exactly how much). David is now staying up during the day more often and he sleeps through the night, waking up once or twice for feeding. I can’t emphasise how important a routine is and keeping calm even in the hardest moments (will write more about our routine in a separate post).
We had the grandmas staying with us for the first few weeks and their help was much appreciated. The postpartum pains were worse then I expected. I was emotional, self doubting wreck for two weeks, struggling with breastfeeding and trying to heal my body. I decided to take as much time as needed to get well, to feel capable of taking care of my baby as well as blogging and cooking. David is such a good baby, I now believe I can manage a few hours of working per week. I am so excited about our new life! I sometimes feel it’s all just too much to handle and in those moments I feel extremely grateful for my loving husband, David’s grandmas and his auntie for all support and kind words. Being a new mama isn’t an easy task, but oh so rewarding!
Yours truly, A.