Bringing baby home was SO exciting but I was a little nervous on how the big kids were going to react and how I was going to be able to handle everything.
It was better than expected!!
The kids could not wait to show him their toys, their bedrooms, and his new room. They were genuinely so excited for their baby brother to come home.
The first week was a breeze. We woke Braylon up to feed him and he fell right back asleep. Piece of cake. (I am rolling my eyes as I write this one month later…)
My mom stayed to help for the first full week. A-MA-ZING. I honestly could not have survived the first week without her!! Together we conquered. She primarily took care of the big kids and I was able to take care of Braylon. We kept up on every single last piece of laundry in the house INCLUDING putting it all away and kept the house spotless. It was a dream.
Now…the recovery piece was a little tricky. I am not going to paint a pretty picture and leave out the fact that as we left the hospital I totally forgot Eric was not taking just ONE person home in diapers but TWO. This required a quick trip to the grocery store to stock up on jumbo size pads for me.
Just incase you need to buy some…
My memory had blocked out the portion of recovery that included bleeding like crazy. Or how about contractions?!?? I thought labor was OVER. And here is the kicker…remember how I had back labor?? Well these contractions were all in my back! Baby was latching just fine when it came to nursing (TG) but the pain that came along with nursing….yah, I totally forgot about that. I wanted to dig my toes into the carpet it hurt so bad the first few days. (oh and this is right when the contractions kicked in) Now…what about how exhausted you feel?! SO tired!!! And the feeling that your bottom is going to fall out?? Haven’t experienced that one before. I am guessing it is a third child issue but I definitely felt like my pelvic floor could fall out at a moments notice.
Other than that….everything was PERFECT!!