Please tell me my new normal won’t be chaos all the time? It’s day one and I already feel like I’m failing. And Eric is still home with me. How do I give Nora the attention she is demanding and still care for Nadia? How do I hold both at the same time? Why does Nora scream at the top of her lungs when she doesn’t get her way? And when will Nora learn ‘gentle’? I swear she’s gonna smash Nadia every time she tries to climb into the swing with her. I only got one hour of sleep last night and I’d love a nap but there are three billion things to do here… what should I be doing, and what can wait? What do other people do the first day home?
I guess breastfeeding is going okay, but we are still using the nipple shield. I’ve been pumping 30+ ounces a day though. How do I go from that to just feeding her? I’ve been trying just to pump inbetween feedings when I feel really full, and only for maybe 5-6 minutes. Anyone have experience with this? I’m feeling like pumping and bottle feeding was easier… Am I causing more of a problem by still pumping? And how do you know when a baby is full? I feel like all she does it fall asleep so I figure she’s finished. And then 10 minutes later she’s crying for more. Ugh. This will get easier, right?