It had died down quite a bit, so it was a shock to see it get heavy again.
A midwife said that 111 will always say to call if bleeding, but they mean A LOT of blood.
I really thought she’d sleep in the car. Lol.
Especially as she saw L next to her in her seat. She was probably disappointed to just see a hospital car park and a bit of the local area.
The lights were super bright and the radio was playing – I didn’t mind the radio, but the lights were a bit much, especially as we were often the only ones in the waiting room. I felt a bit awkward being the only one there with a baby.
Blood pressure, oxygen levels, all that fun.
I thought ‘it won’t be long’.
I thought about asking someone at reception to watch her, but I thought I’d be called in soon and I didn’t want to miss my name being called. Her car seat isn’t one of those that you take in and out of the car, so she was just in my arms a lot.
Fun times. It was nice of her to check on us though. I know they’re all overworked and understaffed so I’m not blaming them. I probably was at the top of the list at times, but then people who had just been given birth were probably then given priority which is fair enough.
I was about to crack and went to reception to ask how long it’d be, then just as I opened my mouth at the window they called my name. Typical.
Love having a speculum examination with stitches. As soon as I got in the room I asked if they could hold L while I went to the toilet.
It seemed to be stuck and I showed Tiago and he was concerned too. After all that waiting I wish I had not even noticed it, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
This was bigger than a 50p piece. After I delivered the placenta the midwife had to use a hook to remove a bit of it that was stuck, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was placenta – and I know how dangerous it can be to retain some which is another reason why I went to get checked out.
I’m just tired all the time. I think breastfeeding is tiring too.
I’ve been watching all the Love Is Blind franchises and doing my Wordle and Quordles. Today I started to read The Beach.
I love my eye mask. I never used one prior to B being born. L seems to wake up if I turn our light out straight after putting her down, so I let it dim and turn off, so the eye mask is useful.
It’s a bit of a faff with L, but it works. It’s easier with B (I thought it’d be the other way around) and we have a laugh with it.
Storm Eunice I despise thee. I think it’s Storm Franklin now…
I needed to. I go stir crazy in this house.
I don’t want to get crushed by a tree though. I’ll be happy when we can get L into a routine and I can get out for a walk after B wakes up from her nap.
Hopefully she understands. Often I’m napping or upstairs feeding L.
Hurrah. We want to get L’s passport sorted out ASAP, so this is good news. Tiago will go by himself to register her though.
Lovely. Luckily I don’t get too close to them because of Covid, so I hopefully get away with it.
I’ve started to put a muslin over L when I feed her, as changing her is a faff let alone having to do it more because I’ve leaked over her.
Two weeks isn’t enough.
Seriously I need to stop whining. I’ll cope.
I need to set up the pushchair for both of them, but I’m happy just wearing L for now.
Lol. I said I bet it’s not the first time and she said she’d lost count. She gave us a couple of books, which is nice as they did not do that in Liverpool.
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