Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers-New Baby Edition

  • This first week of motherhood has flown by. 
  • Ryan, Carter and I are still figuring each other out and trying to find our new places in this family.  Overall, I think that we are settling in well.
  • I swear that Carter hates being clean.  He screams bloody murder every time we change or bath him.
  • This boy pees pretty much every time he is changed!  We go through sleepers like crazy!  I have learned to put the new diaper down underneath him prior to removing the one that he is wearing, that way, I can quickly cover him up if he starts peeing.
  • Speaking of diapers, I have done the unthinkable and bought disposables.  The nursing staff at the hospital preferred us using disposables (which were provided there) as they were keeping track of pees/poops.  I didn't argue because breastfeeding was more important to me at the time.  When we got home, we used cloth diapers for a short period, but they irritated his umbilical cord, and it became pretty stinky.  We decided to use disposables until the cord fell off.  Now that the cord has fallen off, I am transitioning back into cloth diapers which I am happy about since the disposables seem to leak quite a bit.
  • Breastfeeding is going well.  Carter had gone from 6 lbs 14 oz at birth to 6 lbs 6 oz when we left the hospital.  When the Public Health Nurse visited on Tuesday, he was back up to 6 lbs 13 oz.  I had him weighed again yesterday, and he was 7 lbs 8 1/2 oz with sleeper and diaper, so I am guessing about 7 lbs 3 oz.
  • No matter what, Carter usually is ready to nurse right at supper time.  I am looking forward to having some breast milk pumped so that he can be fed by somebody other than me all the time.  I am not looking forward to the time commitment of pumping, but I guess it will all even out.  Hopefully it means being tied down with somebody/something attached to my boobs less.
  • I am slowly beginning to feel myself again.  I can't believe how hormonal and emotional I have been!
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1 comment:

  1. So happy to hear you are settling in. And, if I haven't already said it: CONGRATULATIONS!!!