I can see why the midwives, docs, books, etc. say to stay very home bound in the first week, at least, if not more. We're just now getting stabilized a little.
|Made it through the first week, more or less intact, albeit it a little ragged.|
Yesterday I was reminded by skimming the Happiest Baby on the Block book, about two fascinating things we've learned about babies in the last few million years.
1. You can't spoil a baby in the first four or so months. Toughening them up by letting them cry it out, in the first few months, is a fallacy, proven by study and data. Respond to crying. Hold them. Take them for adventures around the house and property.
|hold on...we're swinging in the trees any minute.|
|Ahhh...Crazy alien space craft flying above me! Back to sleep.|
Ivy is continuing her job of sleeping all day, except to cry, poop, eat and occasionally look around like a deranged person while her limbs move around on a program she is not the master of. Then she passes out again.
|I've been in this exact position for 45 minutes. My right arm is completely asleep and achy! (But I am peeking at my phone out of frame).|
Shaw passed out again, around 5:14pm this time. We elected to let him sleep, and he did, until 5:30am. He woke a few times and we gave him a bottle of milk quickly and he was back down. He seems much better today.