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One Week Old – Welcome To The World, Oscar!

August 7, 2018

I can’t believe my baby’s first week at home has gone by so quickly! It feels like just yesterday, or maybe the day before, I was sat in my hospital bed waiting to be discharged. I can’t quite believe how fast the time is going! Here’s how the first week at home went – I hope you’re ready for some grainy baby spam!

Welcome To The World

On Sunday 29th July at 9:28am, Baby Oscar was born. Weighing a hefty 9lb 2oz, he was heavier than his new big brother’s birth weight by 4oz and his head was 37cm. Big old head, right?! Oh, he was also 11 days overdue!

He made his entrance to the world just in time for breakfast and we were discharged just before tea time. We could have left hospital earlier, but we took the day to chill out as a three, before introducing Oscar and Luke and embarking on the next chapter of family life. We left hospital ‘early’, Oscar was 8 hours old when we were discharged.

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Life With Two Children

Oscar has settled in beautifully and I couldn’t have asked for a more chilled out baby. Luke has taken to him straight away and loves singing to him and kissing him lots. They’re pretty inseparable and Luke wants to help with everything. He has fed him a few times and for some reason is desperate to help with nappy changes. Luke does keep singing the Waffle Dog theme tune to him but changing the words so it’s about Oscar – really sweet but slightly annoying!

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The Nights

The nights aren’t as bad as I remember them being. So far, things have been going well and nothing has broken us. We opted for the use of a dummy this time around which I didn’t use with Luke and it definitely makes things a bit easier when juggling two children. Towards the end of the week, we’ve been starting to get around 6 hours of sleep. Typically we put him down after a feed, cuddles and nappy at around midnight and he wakes up around 4 for a feed with his daddy and I do some pumping. Then it’s back to sleep until about 7 or 8am. I’m sure that’ll change and we’re probably really lucky at the moment, but I am making the most of it!

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Visitors and Outings

We’ve not ventured out loads or had lots of visitors yet; we’re saving most of that for next week. We did go out into town as a family of four to pick up some bits which was successful! We had a coffee and Oscar slept through the whole outing, typically. I did make the mistake of deciding to go to ASDA the day after giving birth. As soon as we got there, I felt wobbly and faint and then Oscar started crying and we all got a bit flustered. My advice to new mums is definitely not to go and do a full food shop 20 hours after giving birth!

Oscar’s Health

Our second midwife appointment went really, really well. He’s a very healthy and happy babe, having only lost 10g from his birth weight. He’s now exclusively on expressed breast milk which is obviously working out well for him as well as me. Pumping doesn’t seem to be too much of an issue for me although it is a little awkward to work around visitors and going out. I have a good supply going and I’ve got a few bottles as back up in the fridge, so the little man will never go hungry!

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Mum’s Postpartum Health

I’m doing really well too. The sleep deprivation isn’t as awful as I expected it to be and, apart from when watching Moana, I haven’t cried yet. I was so worried about the baby blues hitting me and then then turning into PND, which I had with Luke for quite some time. Thankfully this time is different and my overwhelming feeling is just pure bliss. I look around at all three of my boys: Mikey, Luke and Oscar and think about what a lucky person I am and wonder what I ever did in life to deserve this.

Week 1: An Overview

Overall, we have had a pretty chilled out first week.

We’ve had a few visitors, we’ve gone shopping, had our first family coffee date and visited Luke and Oscar’s great Grandpa.

The midwife has said Oscar’s doing brilliantly, so we must be doing a good job. Sleep isn’t awful. We’ve not had any big fights over who’s done more or had more sleep (I expect they’ll come soon!) and Luke is smitten with his little brother.

All in all, it has been a brilliant first week and I’m excited to see what week 2 brings us.

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40 Comments

  • Kara

    August 7, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Welcome to the world Oscar, hope everything continues to go well for you. I found number easier as I was more confident in what I was doing

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Yes, I’m definitely finding that. I was worried I’d be clueless, but everything has come back to me and I’m feeling really confident, which definitely helps keep me upbeat and happy.

  • Treasure Every Moment

    August 7, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Aww massive congratulations! Oscar is seriously cute and you seem to be adapting to life with two children really well 🙂

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Thank you. I’m really enjoying it so far!

  • Katy – Hot Pink Wellingtons

    August 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Welcome to the world Oscar! Congratulations to you all, it sounds like you’re all doing brilliantly and settling into life as a 4.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much, we’re doing really well. I’m really enjoying it!

  • Vicky

    August 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Congratulations on your baby! It sounds like a brilliant first week to me, it’s definitely best to take it easy and just settle in to life as a family of four. I remember being much more confident with my second baby in her first week, it felt so easy by comparison to my first!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:51 am

      I’m definitely feeling a lot more confident and calm with my second! Thank you so much, I’m really enjoying it.

  • petra

    August 7, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Awww, he is beautiful! Big congratulations to you!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Naomi

    August 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Ah huge congratulations on baby number 2! It sounds like you’re enjoying being a family of 4, and getting a good amount of sleep with a 1 week old. Long may it continue!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Thank you so much! I’m loving it, but I’m a bit worried what will happen when Mikey goes back to work – I might not feel so chilled out then haha!

  • Mandi

    August 7, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Congratulations, welcome to the world Oscar, and well done mum x
    Sounds like he is fitting in really well.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Thank you so much! We’re all doing really well.

  • Cath – BattleMum

    August 7, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Firstly, congratulations on the birth of Oscar. He certainly sounds like he’s thriving and I’m glad your first week went well. Long may it continue!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Thank you so much! He’s doing really well, defintely putting on the weight well! 😉

  • Rhian westbury

    August 8, 2018 at 5:24 am

    That’s so cute that the two are so close and connected already x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:48 am

      It’s gorgeous to watch. It makes me feel quite emotional. 🙂

  • Eva Katona

    August 8, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Congratulations on your new addition to your family! Welcome to the world little Oscar, may you have a happy and healthy life xx

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Thank you so much, he is settling in very well!

  • Francesca Jacklin

    August 8, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Congratulations and it sounds as though you’ve had a lovely first week. It looks as though he’s going to have a doting big brother.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:46 am

      He really is! Luke is so eager to help out in any way that he can.

  • Leigh Travers

    August 8, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Aww, congratulations on your new arrival and welcome to the world, little Oscar!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Melanie williams

    August 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Yay…a big congrats to you both!! Loving the cute piccys too, very cute indeed x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

      Aw thank you so much, I’m trying hard not to spam everyone with baby pics.

  • Jenni

    August 8, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Congratulations, you is so beautiful. I’m glad you are doing well together too x

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

      Thank you so much, I’m biased, but I think he’s gorgeous!

  • Helen

    August 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Ah congratulations to you all, he’s gorgeous! So glad you’ve had a good first week and are all settling in together.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:44 am

      It has been dreamy, I feel wonderful! Thank you so much.

  • Steph

    August 8, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful bundle. It sounds like a perfect first week too

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Thank you so much, it’s been wonderful.

  • Scarlett

    August 9, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Congrats to your new born baby, so happy for you.

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    August 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Huge congratulations – he is a little sweetheart! I love the first few days after all my babies were born – getting to know each other. Kaz

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Aw it’s blissful, isn’t it? I feel like it’s all a dream. I’m sure all that will change once Mikey goes back to work though.

  • Ali – we made this life

    August 10, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Aw congratulations, he is gorgeous! It sounds like a great first week!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Thank you so much, it has been great!

  • Wendy

    August 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Massive congratulations on the arrival of your new little boy! It sounds like your first week at home has gone amazingly well, four hour stretches of sleep is incredible for such a little baby! Glad to hear that you are doing well and feeling so happy, I hope things continue to stay this wonderful for you. Big congratulations again to you all and welcome to the world baby Oscar xx

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      August 12, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Thank you so much, I can’t believe how much he sleeps. It’s amazing, especially as I was expecting him to be just like his brother and never sleep!

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