Well, we survived the first night on our own. There was much getting up to cram food into Hamish, mostly goldengrove
because I'm of limited use in making food appear, but I was bottle feeding a couple of times too. He seems to be doing the right things - eat, sleep, crap, repeat - so we're not really freaking out yet. Hamish is improving on the breast feeding thing, but he's still getting a lot of the food as pre-expressed milk. If we can get ahead of the game on that, it'll mean I can let goldengrove
sleep through most of a night, which will be god for her.goldengrove
's mum came over last night and did some dishes for us which was nice. I think my mum is planning to visit tonight, but we might try and hold the visitors off till the weekend. We've encamped into the lounge and taken it over for the moment - I am hoping we can gradually find the right places for the right activities and free it up again before long.
We couldn't work out the cryptobassinett. I think that there's bits missing - we might bug Cath and Morgan about which bits they might be rather than try any longer. Hamish is currently sleeping in the bassinet that came with the pram. Its not bad; my only complaint is it has floppy bag handles and you've gotta be careful not to flop them onto his head.
Bobby, the silly mutt, continues to improve - the huge chunk of flesh he tore free seems to be binding back with the rest of his toe, but it means multiple expensive vet visits still. We think he got caught up in some garden wire and yanked it free that way, but we're not sure.
We've allegedly got a midwife coming over tonight, MCH nurse later this week... more people, but its nice to be able to write down things that we think of and ask someone with some experience.
Now we're home, I'm going to try and catch up with comments and emails from the last week, but it may take some time :)
We tried to put him in the silly ear-hat that delphaeus
made him, but it kept coming off - it might have fit day2, but by day7 it was a little small...