What absolutely took us by surprise was the randomness of sleeping, eating and being awake and it took us quite a few days to realise that we have to use every moment of peace to rest, as we don’t know, when Jakob is awake again and needs full attention. Our first visit to the doctor gave us a lot of confidence in doing the right thing as Jakob’s growth in size and weight were both on the upper range of the bandwidth – a strong signal for a healthy child and a gratification for hours of lost sleep during the nights.
Who would not get up at night to look after this sweet boy?
Last night Markus picked up grandma Heidi from the train station as she came to Vienna again for a week in order to support Kerstin at home when on Markus’s first week back to work. Another change for all of us and its unclear who is hit hardest: Markus who has a peaceful day at work not seeing his son, Kerstin who takes another step towards taking care of our son on her own during the days or Jakob who gets fed whenever needed, a clean diaper every other hour and all the sleep he wants. Take a pick.
Jakob, Kerstin & Markus