Day 2

Assalamu alaykum,
Day 2 was better than Day 1 alhamdulillah. I'm still grappling with the bottle/nursing issues- but today I opted to only bottle feed beasty (A nickname bestowed upon iBaby by the nursery staff lol). I actually enjoyed feeding him, it was much easier on my psyche and his. No crying, no fussing- pure gratification for him. The down side is the constant pumping- the constant bottle and nipple washing, and measuring. I can't believe he is already taking 3 oz per feeding. Mashaallah he is growing so fast; I swore last night that he was bigger than when he woke up. His onsies are getting snug, and he is more able to wiggle out of his receiving blankets. His umbilical cord fell off Sunday, but I still sponge bath him. My husband and I want to give him his first bath together- we just haven't had time yet. It will surely be a Kodak moment.
I accomplished more Day 2: I got a long, hot shower with hair washing. I even shaved my legs! I also was able to sponge bathe iBaby, straighten up our home, make our beds AND actually cook a meatball and spaghetti dinner. I did all this after my husband left for work. I'm feeling better than I did Day 1. I miss him so much, and when he comes home, my heart leaps.
C-section is healing very well alhamdulillah.
I still can't believe I have a family now, and that I am a mother.
Inshaallah, tomorrow is another new day for us.

3 Birds Chirpin':

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam Sister iMuslimah,
hey - they can't call iBaby Beastie! But then my baby got named Big Softy at the hospital. Looks like things are getting better mash'Allah.

iMuslimah said...

LOL Beasty is kinda cute. He was so robust and SO serious, they were all just going crazy over him. The nickname stuck, and even my husband calls him beasty when things get tough overnight!

Thanks for stopping by and checking in on us!

Assalamu alaykum!

Miss Muslimah said...

As salaamu alaikum

Im glad day 2 was better for you.Everything youre feeling is completely normal.
Welcome to motherhood! Where somedays will be so hard others may be a breeze,masha'allah!

When baby first came home the only way I made it(of course with Allahs help) was the help my husband gave me.He did the laundry,did the dishes,and would take baby from me when he came from work-so that I could chill out..and take nice luxorious baths,ooh lala! lol
Even now that he's almost a year and a half(where did the time go!)H takes him off my hands when he gets off work.My son is a HANDFULL!They go to the park or outside to the front of the house.....

Alhamdulillah,that you have someone to help you out-your husband!
Some women have no one to help them out at all,and I cant even imagine doing it all by mysellf!