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Caring For A Newborn – Things I Forgot

The mind is a devious thing as it made me forget all the bad things about caring for a newborn.

1) Constant Feeding

First couple of nights it was feeding every two hours so by the time you’d done feed one and resettled her you barely had time to settle yourself before next feed was due.

Overnight feeding seems to have settled a bit but during the day I feel like she constantly has a bottle in her mouth. Thank his I’m not breastfeeding otherwise I’d permanently be on show!

2) Winding/Burping

Oh god I now remember the trouble we had with Little Miss! So far, and fingers crossed, MissMostyn hasn’t been as bad but is suffering.

3) Sleep Deprivation

Well between the feeding and burping it’s pretty much an all night job! It’s relentless! Thankfully hubby has been helping a lot which has taken the edge off!

sleep deprived mami

looking rather worse for wear thanks to no sleep and a clingy baby

4) Clinginess

MissMostyn is still at the stage where she permanently wants to be attached to me. Which means I can hardly put her down. Hence the very tired look of me in the above photo!

5) Constipation

Oh we’ve had a few episodes of constipation with MissMostyn. I remember we had them with Little Miss as well. It is just awful to see them in pain and there’s not much you can do to help. I just hope it passes soon!

If truth be told I hate the newborn stage. Does that make me a bad mam? 

 

Rebecca

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5 Comments

  • Reply Deepti @ Endless Postcards

    Congratulations on giving birth to another beautiful daughter!! I hope the sleepless nights start to ease up soon!

    August 14, 2015 at 8:00 am
    • Reply Becster

      Thank you! And so do I! She’s suffering from a blocked nose at the moment which really isn’t helping!

      August 14, 2015 at 10:28 am
  • Reply bevchen

    Aww, bless her! Pretty sure it doesn’t make you a bad mam (at least that’s what I tell myself when I think how much I’m going to hate being up and down all night when we eventually have a baby).

    August 14, 2015 at 11:43 am
    • Reply Becster

      I think most people would agree to be honest! The sleep deprivation sure does suck!!

      August 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply CorneliusBlog

    of course it doesn’t make you a bad mam!
    The best thing is that we do forget what it is like, we probably wouldn’t have anymore otherwise haha!
    Glad to hear your hubby is on hand to help you out and I hope everything is going well despite the sleep depravation.

    August 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm
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