Today we are back from a hospital to home with an additional one. Both my wife and I were extremely exhausted. The last 2 days at the hospital were crazier than expected.
My wife and I stayed up all night, especially last night every hour my wife fed breast milk to the baby, and I changed the diaper every hour as well. Only when I worked on changing a diaper or let him burping, my wife was able to take the rest. It was 10 or 15 minutes at most. Then continuously she was asked. It was so demanding. We were overwhelmed by his endless crying while I was so surprised how much energy he can have for crying without rest.
We heard this cycle was 2-3 hours. If the baby did not finish one breast entirely with the thicker ending milk, it might end up with a shorter negative spiral. We knew it. However, my wife said one breast was finished. The nurses kept saying as long as the baby wants, feed him. So my wife needed to keep feeding.
A while ago at home, it was the first time to try to use formula milk or baby milk. He drunk aggressively and smoothly. We saw his peaceful face we did not see yesterday. He quietly slept with swaddle cap-a-pie.
Now our turn. My wife already went to bed and I saw her peaceful face. I am following her.
Word of the day: cap-a-pie