Aurélia est passée très vite de l'allaitement au biberon, sans problème, sauf que nous lui donnions certainement un peu trop. Maintenant que sa maman est de retour, elle est repassée au régime de l'allaitement. Mais Claire est très fatiguée par tout ça. De coup, je suis aussi prête à rester si elle sente le besoin. Sinon, j'ai envie de rentrer chez moi et j'ai envie que cette petite famille puisse se retrouver entre eux.
Anne est venue passer ce weekend et faire connaissance de sa nièce. Charlotte est aussi arrivée hier soir pour le weekend avec nous et les parents de Geoff viendront passer la journée demain.
If all goes according to plan, I leave here tomorrow evening with Anne, who has come for the weekend. I say, "according to plan" because the plan got off track last week when Claire had an appendectomy, not even four weeks after the c-section. That has set her back a bit. She was already suffering a bit more during the week preceding the appendicitis (probably because it was building up) and now she has more holes in her tummy to get over. She went to the E.R. on Saturday at noon but was not operated on until Sunday evening, and she came home on Tuesday afternoon.
While Claire was hospitalized, Aurelia had to go on to the bottle. Claire couldn't even send home her milk because of the painkillers and antibiotics she was receiving. I think we probably overfed her a bit, but now that Claire is back, Aurelia has happily returned to breast-feeding. Claire is really quite tired by the whole thing. I'm prepared to stay if needed, but I hope I'm not. I want to go home and I really want Claire, Geoff, and Aurelia to be by themselves, at last.
As I said, Anne has come for the weekend to meet her niece (and lend me space in her suitcase for some of my stuff). Charlotte is also up here for the weekend and Geoff's parents are coming tomorrow for Sunday lunch and they will take Charlotte home with them.