I know, I know, not bloody fair but what can you do.
Feeding booby to a new born while sitting on the toilet with a bowl beside you to chuck up in. Well, I didn't actually feed him on the toilet but I did spend close to four hours in there with the both-ends-bug. Hub reckons it was what Marina and Shou had but it only lasted four hours. It was pretty violent while it lasted but then it was over. I was in no state to get the boobs out so hub gave Ryu his first ever proper bottle - 120 ml. He sucked it back, leading to complete slamming of nipple confusion theory. What bollocks. If you have a hungry baby who sucks like a vacuum cleaner then nipple, teat, hose, ...
Hub did ring the clinic though and they said breastfeeding was fine even though mummy was doubled over the toilet. So, during the night he got boob. And, during the night he chucked up. And, during the night his tummy was a rumbling and rolling. So, if in doubt feed the baby bottle. We got NO (zilch, zip, nada) sleep last night. Mummy was not a pretty sight this morning and we had our first post new baby meltdown - why??? because Shou, at five in the morning, was insisting that daddy open the baby gate at the bottom of the stairs the whole way instead of just leaving it slightly open. Oooooh, the tears, the shouts of unfairness. Mummy lost the plot and sleep deprived-still got a sore fanny-been throwing up all night mummy had to mummy-handle Shou down the stairs and through the half open gate.
Somehow we managed to feed them and get them ready to kindy. I think I even got a kiss in the car - from Shou that is.
Ryu and I spent almost the entire day horizontal - after the minimal of cleaning just in case some random want to see your baby-and give you money in envelope person arrived. Nothing all day though which was good. I think I am almost back to normal. Well, as much as ever will be possible.
So, Yakiniku didn't happen last night and judging by the smell of the kitchen Hub spent last night pretending he was tencho (owner) at ramen shop. The table is set now for our dinner - hub just upstairs putting the devil child to sleep.
Hub couldn't make it home in time for bath time tonight so I had ALL THREE KIDS in the bath at the same time. Tis one of the seven wonders of the world how you can manage to bath a three year old a one year old and a new born at the same time. Well, probably not. Seven wonder would be being able to accomplish this feat AND take photo at same time. Unfortunately every spare hand and foot I had was being used and I have yet to become so good at multitasking that I can take photo by placing phone between scrunched up nose and mouth. I will practice though.
But for the mean time, a naked Ryu from yesterday's bath when it was just him.
Shou is very intrigued by the gross cord bit waiting to drop off and is insistent that it is just bit of poo that mummy needs to wipe off. The cord bit bled a bit yesterday - I remember with Shou that when this happened we rang the clinic, thinking that he was perhaps bleeding internally and all blood seeping out through belly button as Shou was slowly dieing. Nurse reassured us that bit of bleeding all OK and that cord probably about to fall off.
Well, best I get dinner sorted and started.