Tigerlilly Quinn: Day Six (or the one where we get dressed and leave the house)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Day Six (or the one where we get dressed and leave the house)

Today we got dressed and left the house!
I would be lying if I said it wasn't daunting and there may or may not have been a few tears in the park but I think we did OK. Afterwards I had an awful craving for a certain King of the Burgers (don't judge me, last time I ate one was a year and a half ago). I did of course feel disgusting afterwards but sometimes like every few years when you are that hungover or y'know just had a baby and your body says 'nasty junk food please' you just have to accept. 
I'm writing this at 23:00 Tuesday night and it just occurred to me that this time last week I was lying in bed thinking..'god I feel sick' only to start being sick an hour later and send me on the course that started my contractions and sent me into labour. This wasn't the greatest of starts (being sick so much your tummy tightens and confuses itself into going into labour) but after a few hours of sickness and actually going into labour it was great, I really will get round to telling you all about it properly sometime soon!
So Wilf is almost a whole week old! Things I have learnt over the past seven days are:
The feeling of nursing your baby is unique and amazing, even when your milk comes in and your boobs hurt like Billy O (..who is Billy O by the way?)
On that note mamas really do know best and thanks to my mum for the cabbage leaf tip, yep I smells like milky cabbage but at least my boobs are no longer hotter than the sun (I am just realising how much I have said the word 'boobs' in the last couple of sentences but it cant be helped, they are a big (no pun intended) part of life at the moment).
Smart phones are amazing, checking Twitter or blogs at 3am is a boredom life saver as are the Iplayer and 4OD apps (I wear headphones) 
I need to sleep when he does, its hard to when you need to get things done and I am not a sleep in the day person naturally but even just getting an hour in the afternoon makes all the difference if I've only had three hours the night before! 
Even when he is asleep and I should be also I can't help but stare at him to make sure he is OK
and lastly
I had no idea it was possible to love someone as much as this and its terrifying and wonderful at the same time xoxo

Third picture down, yep that is a man dressed as an old lady hula hooping in the background


Polly Davies said...

He is adorable, and you are looking fantastic :) Enjoy a few weeks of just being immersed in him and not doing much else.

I never was very good at sleeping in the day either, but if you can grab a little extra sleep it makes a huge difference!!!

And why is that man dressed as a woman hula-hooping in public???!!!!

lou said...

I know how it feels a week in. The euphoria of giving birth is swept away by the natural emotions and tiredness. Baby blues will go, I promise. I was teary and grumpy for about a week, but it soon passes. And as for boobs, yes they do bloody hurt!!!! Drink loadsa water (I didn't) so you don't get mastitis (I did)...you look happy & blooming. Little Wilf makes me broody!! Lou xxx

Mamacymraeg said...

I was so excited the first tim we pushed a pram! we were squabbling over who got to push!

Vic said...

Congratulations to you both. What a beautiful little family and a wonderful read. Have a lovely Christmas with your little one xxxx

Charis said...

I just found your blog via Fran at skullsandponies. Just wanted to say hi, happy Christmas & little Wylfrd is adorable!

Kye Sangha said...

All of this is taking me back to long ago with my littles... I'm so glad that I get to go help my daughter with her little one on the way soon, it will ease my yearnings!
You all look so healthy and happy. Keep up the good work!

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

Thanks for all your comments ladies! @Lou thank you, really never knew how hard BF could be! @Kye aww thats lovely! xx

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