I’ve been busy with Nathan over the last few days, who is now at home and living it up in his bedroom with all his presents and toys. Yasmina left hospital just four days after the birth but I think she’s pleased to be home rather than staying in hospital. Friends have been round to greet the new baby, and have cooed over him and generally been very nice. Grandma and Grandad from England came over to see their first grandson and Grandma is still here while Grandad had to go home to work as he has no holiday left.
Being woken up in the middle of the night has been difficult. Not so much at the time but on the following morning the fatigued feeling makes me irritable. As we get more used to Nathan and he gets used to us, I’m hoping he’ll find a rythmn which suits us all. As you can see in the photo, Mummy tries to sleep at the same time as baby to catch up when she can.
In France babies are prescribed Vitamin D and Flouride supplements every day until they are 18 months old; I don’t know if this practice exists back home in England. They also use a lot of mild saline solution for cleaning baby’s nose and generally in place of water for wiping eyes (whilst closed of course). I’d be interested to hear your experiences of the first few days with your babies and what the medical quirks were like.