Alice's outfit is available from NextDear Alice,
Oh my goodness, you are 3 weeks old already! Argh! How on Earth are the weeks going by so quickly? In one weeks time you will be one month old, insane!
I have been trying to get you in to some form of a routine this week, which is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be! Tried the old Gina Ford way, but it doesn't seem to work for you and it all seems a little too strict. So I am making up my own! I'm trying to feed you at roughly the same times in the day and I'm trying to monetize your sleep so I know you are having about 6 hours in the day and a little more at night time. I have made a slight mistake in allowing you to fall asleep on me before putting you in your cot, which I know people say is a bad habit to get into... But you are just so cute I can't help it! And you're growing so quickly that I know I will miss this stage so much when it's gone.
You are only waking once in the night now, which is much better for mummy! However, I know this could all change as you are still growing and changing. And you are drinking all of your milk up instead of leaving some and coming back to it an hour later... (Makes it so much easier when she finishes a feed in one go!)
As for mummy, I am beginning to feel much more like my old self now. Still in a bit of pain (Thanks to that 2nd degree tear... ouch!), but on the whole I feel better! No one really prepares you for how you are going to feel after the birth. It's pretty rubbish to be honest. I was exhausted, in pain, struggling to go to the loo (Worst feeling ever!), still carrying a deflated football under my top and emotionally wrecked! It's not easy. But luckily for me I had lots of support from family friends, without which I would not have coped at all. The good thing is, I can see the light now, and I know that I will feel better soon and you will sleep longer and I will finally be able to go back on the bubble works at Chessington World of Adventures! Woo!