After a tough night Lincoln slept in his basket for 2 hours this morning and it allowed mommy to bathe and regroup, and it allowed me to chill out knowing Jamie was getting some respite. She was wonderful and Lincoln could not have had anyone better to look after him than her, but there was no way she could have continued that and it was stressing me out knowing we were heading for breaking point sooner rather than later!
When he woke he was lucid and although he cried, fed he seemed pretty chilled about being awake and not screaming so Jamie wore him in her “Mobi wrap” and we ate some lunch and talked for seemingly the first time in days. Reagan napped upstairs then came down had her lunch and Lincoln slept in his basket again we did not know what was happening but we liked it?
It was explained to us by the midwife who praised us both for what we were doing and told us that jaundice babies feel ill and need to feed to feel better they also need sunlight and these two things he has been deprived of in someway over the last couple of days because mommies milk was establishing and he has been wrapped up warm in mommies arms too. Today with milk established he started to feel better so we didn’t need to swaddle so the sun got to him and everything starts to get better…
What a fantastic day we have just had, everything was chilled out we played with Reagan we sorted out some paperwork, bought the buggy we want for a fraction of the cost it would be new off Ebay (more on that tomorrow) had visitors and Lincoln slept ate and was awake to meet new people. This was what I dreamed of!
I just needed it explaining to me and to understand what was going on and I would be fine. My biggest fear was family exhaustion because we would have struggled to cope much longer? I write this with Jamie asleep on the sofa, Lincoln asleep next to her in his basket and Reagan asleep in her cot upstairs. We are all tired but maybe we have turned the corner and we can start to live again.
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