Yesterday was your 1 week birthday as an outside baby. :) We love having you, you are so easy going. The first day home was rough (well, the night). Mommy was having troubles nursing you and I was so sore and hurt and literally bleeding from one side. That night, I gave up and we fed you formula for the next 3 or 4 feedings, to give mommy a chance to heal and feel better. The formula, my little boy, did not agree with your system. You were up pretty much all night, fussing, crying, so super gassy and just wanting to be held. The next day, I figured out our latch and holding and nursing has been (pretty much) smooth sailing since then. No more formula for you! Mommy's actually making more milk than I did with brother and I'm able to pump and have a supply waiting in the freezer.
Big brother loves you so much. He wants to hold you and pet you and he is my #1 champ assistant with diaper changes. He'll bring me your diaper, fetch out a wipe and take your dirty diaper to the kitchen to be thrown away. The other day, he was holding you on the couch when you began to fuss for food. I tried to pick you up to take you to my room to feed you and brother had a small fit. He really wanted to feed you, he lifted up his shirt and said "I'm a do it. I feed brother" - it was the sweetest (and funniest) thing I've seen. when we went to the playground the other day, I discovered he'd slipped a car into your car seat for company. I can't wait for you to get a little bigger & sturdier so you can play.
We visited the doctor last week and your weight had dipped to 8 lbs 1 oz. Since then, we've figured out the feeding so I think you're starting to regain the weight you've lost. We visit the doctor again on Monday - your 2 week birthday and my due date! :) You're spending a bit more time awake and I've noticed you're lifting your head up more and more. At night you some times go 4 hours between feedings, which is heavenly for this mama who is used to sleeping all night long.
We have no real routine yet, but I'm thinking that won't happen til nana goes home, you move out of our room and in to your own and daddy starts going in to the office. Until then, we're just sort of getting through each day, but mostly they're fine.
Mommy is healing really well and I'm glad. I'm breaking the rules... I'm not supposed to lift anything heavier than you for 6 weeks, but I have to admit I've picked up brother a few times. I can't not cuddle my big boy!! We've taken you out twice - once to the library for a break from the house and today we tried to visit GG but she wasn't home. We'll try again tomorrow!
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