I'm 16 days postpartum and doing well, I have good days and bad days. I still feel drained and exhausted because of sleep deprivation and breastfeeding. I seriously never knew that breastfeeding would take so much energy out of me. Did you know that it burns approx 500 calories a day? I'm constantly eating and trying to keep my eyes open. It has got easier and I'm glad I stuck with it, the first few days were awful and painful no matter what I tried, I couldn't stop crying as it hurt so much but now it almost feels "normal" and me and Esra are very appreciative! :) You never quite understand what a mother goes through to take care of her child until you become a mother yourself!
We went out for a meal last night and I managed to apply some makeup and look half decent!
Esra is changing everyday, she is focusing a lot more and becoming more alert.
My mum finished the blanket she was making for Esra, it's incredibly beautiful. Thank you Annecim!
It's quite large which is fantastic as when she is older, I want to use it as a throw on the edge of her single bed, my mama is also making a decorative cushion to match!
Esra is incredibly lucky as she was also gifted this handmade crochet blanket too! This one is quite small and looks pretty draped over her car seat! :) My Mother-in-law is making Esra one too which will bring the total to 5! Lucky girl! :)
I have plenty of posts prepared but I need a million espressos to keep my eyes open so I can type and update, however even that's a 'no' as caffeine and breastfeeding don't mix! No seriously, I will be updating more frequently, I have so much to share! x X x