Fora tudo isso, também tem a lado da recuperaçao da mamae né? Como meu parto demorou muito, fiquei exausta na primeira semana e nao tinha força pra fazer nada. Parto natural é uma delícia, mas esgotante. Também tive que me adaptar aos horários do Max, que quer mamar a cada 2 horas e meia. Uff, nao tem sido fácil amamentar mas é um momento tao único, uma experiência tao forte sentir esta conexao com o pequeno ser que vc tem nos braços que você até esquece as noites mal dormidas, as dores no peito, nas costas, de cabeça... tudo isso fica tao pequeno perto do amor que compartimos um com o outro.
I'm finally finding some time to write and check my emails! I've never thought the first couple of weeks at home with Max would be so busy and hectic. Not only the house routine changes (and I have no idea what would be of us without grandmas Raquel and Grite help) but also the administrative hassle such as registering the baby, applying for a social security number, getting the maternity leave paper sorted, etc... (and here I have to thank my beloved husband for all his support and for leading this part).
Besides all that, also there is the mummy's recovery. Since labour took so long (over 15 hours of contractions), I was extremely tired when we arrived home and I felt like doing absolutely nothing at all. Also I had to adapt to Max's feeding schedule, what means getting ready to breast feed every 2 hours and a half. I must confess that breast feeding is very challenging and painful, but it's worth every second of it. I have never felt such strong connection with someone such as the bond Max and I experience when I feed him. I completely forget my backache, breast pain, the sleepless nights... all this is so small compared to the love I feel for my son when he's in my arms.