Thursday, April 16, 2009

Home Coming And The Days After...

Finally, we are home! His weight on the day of discharge dropped to 2.91kg.

The first day was terrible! The baby cried the whole day and night wanting to be carried and fed. I was like a cow 24 hour!!! No chance to rest at all. As I did not engaged any confinement nanny, I will have to take care of him myself. Glad that I have a good helper to relieve me once in a while. But I was left to handle him throughout the long night. Hubby woke up once in a while to give me some morale support though. However, as previous, he dared not carry the baby yet.

I only got the chance to sleep at about 6am in the morning. I couldn't take it any more and pass the baby to my helper. Instructed her to place the baby under the sun from 9am to 9.30am as he had mild jaundice. Guessed little boy tired himself too crying the whole night and he slept throughout the "sun-tanning".

The whole day, helper took over him so that I can catch some sleep. She did the cooking for me while I breastfeed him. Guessed he must have not used to the surrounding and temperature of our house on the home-coming day, thus the non-stop crying.

But today, he was better. He just drink and slept. No more crying at night too. He is a fast drinker too. He was satisfied within 15 mintues to half an hour on the breast and goes to sleep.

And I had already settled into the new routine. Morning will be my rest time, Afternoon time was spending coaching the 2 girls on their work. Late afternoon, have an hour of nap. Evening time was 100% for Nicholas.

16 comments:

Zhen said...

hands on mum to FOUR kids!
I salute you!
:)

Meekfreek said...

I have missed all the excitement! Congratulations! What a gorgeous baby! I'm sure he will grow to be as smart and good looking as his sisters and brother.

God Bless....

Ling That's Me said...

how come your new routine does not include baby joel ah?

but nonetheless, it's a good planning, not to let the other 3 children to feel left out :)

3lilangels said...

The routine sounds good - have time for each kid. It's great to have a good helper.

Congrats again. So who does the baby look like?

Pet said...

Wow, looks like you have a VERY busy schedule!

I would have freak out! Hehe...

Btw, I liked the baby naked photo, well taken!

And...don't give up bfeeding. :-)

I have a pdf notes which helped me thru the 1st few weeks. Let me know if you interested.

tennisbabee said...

congrats, hope you are coping well with the little one. i really salute you as a mother of 4! :)

little prince's mummy said...

Congratulations!!!

Angeline said...

Oh Mommy! Round 4 has just began! Here we go again.... *wink*
You survived 3, probably that's why you adapt so fast and so easily into that routine....

Way to go moo-moo mommy! *smile*

Leona said...

Super mum! Really! Some more no need confinement lady.

Aces Family said...

Wow..the routine does look a bit taxing...but glad that you are working it out. Also having a good helper does come in handy in such time.

No CL but still must eat well and rest well to recuperate, esp on yr blood lost.

All the best.

astee

Blessed mum said...

Zhen - its really nothing when you have a good helper and some planning. :)

Meekfreek - thanks :)

Ling - ha..baby now only drink and sleep. Do talk to him when he's awake. the jiejies played with him too in the evening when he is not sleeping.

3lilangels - thanks. I really don't know how to tell..some said he looks like Rachel.

Pet - thanks for your offer. I'm suffering for now..hahaha

tennisbabee; little prince' mummy - thanks :)

Angeline - hahaha..yes, way to go..

Leona; Astee - though i have no Confinement lady, I have a good maid, so it make it up. :)

Baby Darren said...

hey...the photo of baby Ryan here looked like Nicholas la....

Glad that you have found a routine that suits everyone and how about ur hubby? You miss him out la...hahahaha....

Anyway, have a good rest as confinement is very important for the mother to rest and regain her health...

Health Freak Mommy said...

You handle your time very well! I really don't know how you cope with 4 kids!

Blessed mum said...

Baby Darren- I really don't know how to tell..they all look the same to me:P

hubby's time? hahaha...he has to make way for the kids now. hahaha

Health Freak Mommy- Thanks. Got to thank my good maid and also advance planning..or else, I don't know I to cope too.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Joel is so cute in his sleeping position. You put him to sleep like that?

Poor you, not enuf sleep ya? Luckily you able to catch up some sleep now.

Blessed mum said...

Joanne - hahaha..nope, this is his "sun-tanning" position..he does not have any fix sleeping position..*whisper* just put in down and he sleep..very easy baby...;P

LinkWithin

LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs