at 8 weeks

miles at 8 weeks

Miles is now 8 weeks old and we’re finally settling into a good routine as a family of 5.

the adjustment has not been too bad – it’s mostly the sleep deprivation that has been the hardest on me (sometimes only 30 minutes a night) and i know that Jasper is also feeling the squeeze of having another kid steal the time and attention away from him.

having Miles has been a dream, no complaints. we’ve been co-sleeping with him and i adore the overnight snuggles. he’s starting to sleep longer at night (5-7 hours between feeds) which has been awesome and is coo-ing and making great eye contact with us. it’s adorable, all over again 🙂

my csection area is feeling pretty good also – no more weird dull pain or sensitive areas. yes there’s the dreaded csection flap but i’m only 8 weeks post partum and wasn’t a supermodel to begin with LOL. i’ve been back into kettlebell (strength training) and elliptical, and am trying my hardest to eat as clean as possible
(though i think my period is back already and the cramps & moodiness make it hard for me to resist chocolate…)

so in between the school drop offs and pick ups, catching up on sleep, housework, laundry, eating well, exercising, nappy changing, tandem feeding and homework, i’m slowly thinking about the rest of the year ahead and getting back to ‘normal’. i want to continue my newborn photography practice and have some great ideas – but will need to save up some $ and build it right the first time. i’m very aware of not overdoing it – Miles is already 8 weeks and i’m so so lucky to be home instead of going back to work at 6 weeks like i did with Jasper and Jovie.

time is flying! i’m going to enjoy it.

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