Yesterday was my first day with Pam, our postpartum doula, helping me with Miles and Vivienne. She has a company called First Daze, and she was wonderful yesterday. My former company, Concerro, gave us postpartum doula hours as a baby gift.
Jason left for work around 8:45, I think. Pam got here at 9:30 and stayed until 2:30. We spent a lot of time in the beginning catching up on how the babies are doing, how they are feeding, their weight gain, sleep, baths, etc... so much to talk about. Pam gave me lots of helpful suggestions on how to make some things much easier for us. Then she watched me feed the babies so that she could check out their latches and see how they are feeding.
After that, she cared for the babies and helped with some household tasks (laundry, vacuuming, etc) while I showered. Not only did I shower, but I shaved my legs (oh, the luxury!!) and blow dried my hair. It was fabulous.
While she was here yesterday, I also got to sit at the table to eat lunch. I actually had two helpings of the delicious lasagna that Melissa & Brad brought us on Sunday (thanks, Melissa & Brad!!). Then I got to take a nap. I'm pretty sure that I napped for at least an hour, which was just heaven.
Pam was a huge help yesterday, and I'm so thankful for her time and her care for our babies. It's just great to have someone else here with me so that I'm not juggling the two babies on my own yet. Pam somehow managed to keep Miles and Vivienne asleep and quiet the entire time she was here. I guess she just has that magic touch with babies. I hope that some of it rubs off on me! She'll be back again tomorrow, and I'm already looking forward to it.