In 2 days time my confinement will be officially over! Wohooo. I really am looking forward to that because I swear - confine me for another month and I will go absolutely insane!! My mom has been somewhat kind though – she allowed me to go for a spin in the car with the hubby TWICE. Oddly enough, everything just seemed so damn new to me. I was actually getting excited looking at the new establishments and roads that had cropped up while I was cooped up at home. The simple joys I tell you. I can’t wait to catch a movie, hit the malls and do some shopping (I still haven’t lost all that weight, boo), get a pedicure and OMG – thread my damn bushy eyebrows!!! 1 month’s worth of damage – you DON’T want to see how it looks like but if you must – think Brooke Shields. Back then.
I MISS MY HUSBAND! Well okay not literally coz he’s still around :D But ever since being on confinement, I’ve been sleeping with my baby and mom (and ocassionally Baby Sis will camp out with us) so there’s no time for Q-time except for in between little hugs and kisses. As much as I hate his snores, I actually miss having him sleep next to me. I miss having his stubby fingers wrapped around me!! Now that’s something to look forward to – the Q time, not his snores.
A newborn IS a 24/7 job! Don’t let anyone else trick tell you otherwise!
Yup, funny how people won’t tell you this. They talk about the joys and happiness that comes with it. Which is all very true but what they somewhat decide to omit is how tough it is taking care of a newborn. You will need help no matter what (esp if you’ve had a C-Sect). Sairah rarely slept the first two weeks and here I thought newborns were supposed to sleep 16 hours a day??? The first two weeks were indeed tough for all of us. It’s always changing one nappy after the other (my baby can get 4 nappies changed in the span of 4 minutes coz she pees that much!), feeding followed by burping her (and sometimes she just refuses to burp), then there’s the case of her drinking too much which caused her to throw up (and it has happened quite a bit already!) . My baby also loves to cry right before she goes to sleep. My mom says it totally reminds her of me when I was a baby. Sometimes she just cries demanding for the breast for some comfort sucking (and this is right after a full feed) that we had no choice but to get a pacifier since the boobs will not be at home in a month’s time! Even in her sleep right now she has the sucking motion going on. Probably dreaming of milk and her mommy’s breast?
I know I wouldn’t survive a day without my mom and sis who are ALWAYS there for me and the baby. Having a C-Sect sucks! It somewhat paralyzes your ability to take care of your newborn because of all that pain. I’ll blog more on that soon, for now let me just ‘enjoy’ the last 2 days of my confinement before I get to scream F R E E D O M!