one week old on Wednesday
How quickly our home has changed! A plate of homemade cookies and a glass of orange juice now sits on the nightstand instead of an assortment of that day's jewellery. The dresser is covered with sleepers, wipes and other baby related things and there's a diaper genie in the corner which, had you asked me a few months ago what it was, I wouldn't have had a clue!
Tavi sleeps beside us in her bassinet and I listen to her breathing and rustling around every night. Each morning and her little face is the first thing I get to see. Sometimes she's sleeping peacefully, sometimes she's giving me that look that says mom feed me now! I love watching Jay with her, overhearing him reading books to her makes me smile. We're both learning so much; little things like sleepers with zippers are such a pain (snaps are easier), both of us can function quite well on very little sleep, and how quickly babies grow.
The end of this week has been quite rough, I came down with mastitis which really, really sucked. I'm determined to continue breastfeeding and there are a ton of resources in Ottawa to support women who do, the plan is to utilize them. I'm not going to give up without trying everything I can!