So baby James is 6 days old, he's perfect in every way and is quite quiet as far as other babies I've been around.
The trouble is, I'm getting loads of emotional hormones which are making me feel inadequate. He's a breast fed baby and all the midwives at hospital commented how well he feeds, but today the community midwife came round to weigh him, and although I've read it's common, he's lost a little weight. Which makes me worry about him. I'm normally a rational person, so half my brain says 'its normal, don't worry, he's eating plenty and the midwife wasn't too concerned, (although he is getting re weighted on Wednesday to check on him) so don't worry about it'
But then another baby fuzzed part of my brain is saying 'what if he's not eating well enough? (He's a bit of a piggy and spits what appears to be loads of milk back up sometimes) what if I'm misreading feeding signs and making him sick? What if he's poorly?'
It's an internal struggle between my rational mind and my mammy mind which I guess is just programmed to worry about him from day one.
Just needed to vent a little, my partner can't understand why I don't think I'm doing a good job, which I understand because he doesn't have all these extra hormones flying about in him!