Thursday, 31 May 2012

1 week update!! 24/05/12


Paige is doing very well. Her cord is starting to fall off and she is feeding well. She went from 8lb 6oz to 8lb 1oz and then back up to 8lb 3oz. It is completely normal for newborns to lose weight in the first few days and she should hopefully be back up to her birth weight by the time she is around 10 days old.  She had her heel prick test done by the midwife and that is one of the few times she has cried. She barely cried when she was born.. just cleared her lungs then laid happily in my arms. She is sleeping well and goes around 3 hours throughout the night between feeds. She is a very good baby and so far everything is perfect.

1 week old!!


I am healing well. The midwife checked my stitches and I do have a lot of swelling but it is going down nicely and everything is looking good. I've also being taking regular lavender baths and I have to say these are amazing. I'm not 100% sure if they are helping me heal but they are helping me to relax so in my eyes are worth it! I'm still a little sore but that is to be expected. My belly button is slowly going back in and my belly is slowly going down. I have noticed that my stretch marks seem to be fading which is good. Overall I am so tired but loving every second. I wouldn't change it for the world!

Last belly picture and 1 week after delivery

How did you feel 1 week after delivery?

Thanks for reading,

Nicola xx


  1. A week after delivery i felt like a bus had hit me!! Its such a huge change and nothing can prepare you for it, enjoy every single second as it flies by x

  2. It's understandable that you're still sore. I couldn't get in or out of bed without using my arms to support me. Not handy when you've got a newborn. Fingers crossed you don't need restiching. I didn't but mine didn't totally come out. My midwife said that sometimes with a tear they can leave it to knit together as it's jagged where a cut is straight. Hopefully yours will heal on it's own. Keep your chin up hon. I know it feels like you'll never be right but you will be. x


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