I don’t remember Indy’s week one very well. Yes, it was 18-months ago, but it all seems a blur and looking back – I don’t really recall a lot about those first 12 weeks apart from the sleep deprivation, frustration and even anger. But things seemed to finally click at 12 weeks and although I still struggle at times, it did seem to ‘work’ from that point onwards.
Harry’s week one I am finding very different. It made a huge difference to those first few days just having sleep before the birth. With Indy, no amount of Panadeine Forte or Pethidine made me sleep any more than 2 hours … and that was after 2 days of almost no sleep. So no labour is something that I definitely didn’t miss this time around (although placenta previa is scary enough in it’s own right). And just letting go enough to let Harry sleep in the nursery instead of my bedside … that was a HUGE relief. I didn’t even fuss about trying to make it to classes. Just rested and sewed and watched America’s Next Top Model. I was still weepy, but no where near the state I was last time where the nurses actually referred me to a counseller, and I probably did need it then. I do want to thank Sally from Cradle 2 Kindy though, for coming to my home and helping me settle in with the new bub.
But things weren’t all rosy …
On Saturday night, Indy had developed gastro. By Monday night, 10-day old Harrison stopped feeding. We took him to emergency and were admitted that night. Both Kevin and I had gotten Indy’s bug too so we were very worried for Harry. If I was well, I probably couldn’t have watched them do all those tests to such a tiny baby and many of the later tests I did decline to watch.
Two days and many, many tests later, it’s confirmed to be a urinary tract infection … totally unrelated to the gastro the rest of us got.
On the upside, the antibiotics he’s been given in the meanwhile have worked and he’s markedly better already. There are further tests to be done, but they’ll be when he’s well. So … if all goes well with the switch from IV to oral antibiotics, we should be heading home in a day!
I do have to apologise to all who have placed orders this week as they will be delayed. They will ship early next week with a free greeting card. Domestic orders will be upgraded to express post.
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