The past 10 days have passed by quite easily. Baby Xi Yu is, so far, is an easy to take care of baby (hope she will continue to be, finger-crossed :-)). With my mum and dad around, and hubby also around, taking care of both Hao Re and Xi Yu has not been a problem. Hao Re is still jealous of his little sister sometimes, especially when I breastfeed Xi Yu, probably that takes too much of my time? The other challenge is during night time, as Hao Re only wanted mummy at night. Fortunately he adapted very well, and since Day 2 Xi Yu came back home, Hao Re already accepted daddy to soothe him back to sleep should he wake up in the middle of the night. This is a very good for us, because if he wakes up during the time when I am breastfeeding, I simply can’t cope with two. Day time is not a problem, as he is happily playing with whoever has time to play with him.
Today, daddy returns to work. Besides missing his accompany, I am also (a bit) worry that it would be too tasking for me and my mum to take care of the two little ones. Well, maybe I really shouldn’t think too much, just move on and see how things go. My mum and dad said Hao Re is a very good boy, he is very active and always on the run, but he is also very cooperative and willing to listen to us (of course not always). If, only if, we really can’t cope, we can always send him to the childcare centre. So yes, I should stop worrying and enjoy these precious time with my little ones.
Baby Xi Yu has been a good girl, so far. Drinks milk and sleeps, wakes up and drinks milk. These few days, she wakes up for a longer stretch of time, and when she is awake, she is so alert, that her two eyes rolling left and right, as if scrutinizing her surrounding and trying to follow the voice/noise. Started yesterday, she seems to start adjusting to our day and night time. If she really is doing that, I would be so delighted. Right now, she usually wakes up at 2 – 3am, and is not able to fall deep sleep again until 6 – 7am. Surprisingly I am still energetic despite the lack of sleep and only need a short nap to recharge.
I will definitely miss hubby dearly. I don’t really enjoy staying home without hubby around. Last time round, I almost developed post-natal depression after hubby went back to work. I am sure I won’t be this time round, I promise :-) (besides, I have the super active Hao Re to keep me accompany, no time for me to feel depress). I will do the best that I can for these 2 months, to take care of my 2 beautiful ones, and enjoy the time bonding with them. And I always look forward to the weekend when daddy is at home with us :-)
With this note, yes, I am all prepared for the challenge ahead, bring it on!