Surely it is not a great problem to let mums stay in hospital a bit longer to get their strength back especially when they have children at home to look after as well. I guess that is being old fashioned but it sounds like common sense to me.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly babies bring everyone down to earth with a bang. Mum is usually too tired to attend to much apart from the basic needs of the bub while they getting into a routine with feeds, burping, changing nappies etc. and just the mere noisy passing of wind is greeted with loud expressions of approval. Life becomes very simple as the needs of the newborn are being met as they become more familiar with the noises and interactions of the family they have been born into after hearing them for so long in their mum's womb.
Well, that's it for this nanna for today. I am off to bed as I was up for a few hours holding bub last night and tonight might be the same as well. I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. Thank you so much for all your congratulations on the birth of our new bub.