How is everyone coping with being a new parent? Im a wreck. Bubs is only 6 days old and im completely paranoid about everything. Is he breathing? Is he going to vomit and choke? Am I being too rough? Am I cleaning him correctly at nappy change? It just goes on and on.
To top it off he has undescended testicles and now I'm freaked out that they aren't there at all (ultrasound scheduled for 3 weeks).
Also he was under so much stress at birth with terrible apgar of 4 at 1 minute (had rectified to 8 by 5 minutes). He spent a few nights in the neonatal unit but im so scared that he was oxygen starved and there may be long term effects. Obviously this won't be evident until development milestones. My midwife reassures me that all is fine and he's one healthy bubba.
Argh, I need to relax but this new parenting business is hard work! Sleep deprivation and a whole new way of life is hard to get used too but my heart melts everytime I look at him, hormones are out of control!!