Claire and I thought it was incredible when Hugo was born and it turns out that the miracle of birth isn’t lost the second time around either. It still absolutely amazes me how a baby can go from being inside the womb for the better part of a year, not breathing and being completely dependent on the mother and seconds after birth is crying as their lungs take on oxygen for the first time.
In my mind, I was expecting it to be really difficult when we got home with Evie with regard to the two kids getting enough rest. As it turns out, so far it appears as though Evie can sleep through a bomb going off or in other more practical terms – Hugo playing and going bonkers within close proximity of her. Claire and I are of course, really glad she has a tolerance for noise and Hugo doesn’t seem worried about the noise Evie makes throughout the course of the day and night either.
Looking after two little people has been a challenge, as we’re still trying to get the scheduling sorted out so we can be a little more organised. The difficult times are breakfast (~7AM) and dinner (~5PM) for the moment, as they collide directly with breakfast and dinner for Hugo as well. Once we’re a little more practiced, Claire and I might be able to get out of the house before 10:30AM – imagine making an appointment on time!
While Claire and Evie were still in Pindara Private Hospital, Evie dropped some weight directly after birth. The doctors allow or expect up to 10% of the birth weight to be lost and Evie dropped less than that, which we were happy about. Thursday was our first visit to the community health clinic to get Evie weighed and she was put on a fantastic amount of weight in the last fortnight, over 600gm!
Evie has been a very good baby thus far, she is feeding, sleeping and making a mess as we’d expect. We’ve been really amazed by how strong her neck is already, it seems as though she is so much stronger than Hugo was at this age but it could just as easily be that we can’t remember quite clearly enough when Hugo was only a couple weeks old!
Stay tuned, more to come.