I think we're slowly getting used to having a baby now. Giles is two weeks old today and we're starting to get into a rhythm more. It helps that I'm feeling so much better physically, more like my old self again. I'm under no illusions that it's going to take a good couple of months to feel 100% again, but I feel pretty good considering everything that happened during the birth. It's helped that Tom and our families have been great at pitching in, so I've been able to take a lot of naps and I've not had to think about housework or cooking, or any other run of the mill jobs.
The good news is that Giles is thriving. He's already gained some weight compared to his birth weight, which is fantastic. He's starting to stay awake for slightly longer periods of time now, and really studies whoever is holding him. We had a stressful day on Friday, when he just cried and cried and cried for about seven hours, but apart from that he's been pretty chilled.
Tom is back to work tomorrow after two weeks paternity leave, so I'm a little nervous about doing everything by myself. My sister is taking the day off tomorrow and coming round, and Tom finishes work for the summer holidays on the 17th, but I'm still a bit scared! I'm able to drive and walk around a bit more now, so hopefully that will help over the next week and a bit. I am looking forward to all of the quality time I'll get to have with just me and him.
Over the past few days, as we've got into more of a routine, I've had a bit more time for reading, and that's been really nice. I'm just a few pages off finishing Joanna Kavenna's The Birth of Love and I'm looking forward to picking out a new book.
Hope everyone had a great week :)