Evelyn is one week old today, and so far all is going quite well! We did have a rough night last night, but that was mostly due to Elspeth waking up and being a pain – you know, the older child who is meant to be well-behaved! Ha. The little one still slept reasonably well.
Evelyn is on expressed breastmilk for now; initially because she had trouble latching on to the breast. However, I’m quite happy to keep things this way for now; I obsess a bit over how much she eats (not controlling or limiting it, just knowing it), and sadly boobs don’t have millilitres marked on them! A tragic design flaw.
Besides that, everything is fine. No sign of jaundice like her sister, which is great. I’m feeling really good, both mentally and physically – no baby blues, no PPD (so far), and I’ve been getting out and about and active.
Elspeth seems to be adjusting quite well to having a baby sister. She is still showing very few signs of jealousy or resentment, and she is happy to kiss the baby and try to play with her without being prompted. Aidan and I are both making a big effort to ensure Elspeth still feels loved and special, and to spend time with her, and I think that helps.
So basically, a week in, we’re all happy families. No worries!