The past two months have flown by quite quickly, having Hadassah around is such a delight especially as I have recovered from the not so enjoyable experience of being pregnant and giving birth.
So far Hadassah seems to be quite a chilled out baby who isn't adverse to sleeping (except after her injections). We are particularly enjoying seeing her smile when she sees us, especially as she wakes up after a nap or as she lies on her changing mat. Apparently she quite likes us shaking her bottom and singing 'Wiggle that bottom', whatever floats your boat!
Our days are usually busy with meeting our NCT friends, going to Bumps and Babies at church or meeting other friends. We are currently doing a baby massage course, although Dessi is not so keen on this and spends a good amount of time crying and grizzling.
It is fun to reflect on the advice I was given about having a baby, people told me to sleep and rest lots. No amount of rest is going to make a difference post birth - in my very humble opinion, so I'd suggest to others - make the most of your time doing things you want to do and have fun. For instance, the other day it took me 40 mins and Andrew coming home for me to have a bath after Dessi woke early from her nap and started crying!
People told me all about these sleepless nights and tiredness. In actual fact, my pregnancy was miserable so the relief that came from having a baby and Dessi's good sleeping habits helped me to recover - the sense of relief was indescribable. I can walk, eat, move again. So for that reason I am not going to begrudge waking a couple of times in the night.
The hardest parts of having a newborn have been learning to breastfeed, life was entirely more pleasant before I heard of vasospasms and wondering what to do with a newborn when I feel too ill to get out of bed (thanks Mum!). Happily with medicine and latching advice, all is improving.
So here is to the next two months and many many more besides!