Due to a child who has his days and nights mixed up, I figured I'd take this opportunity to catch up on blogging while Jason is watching TV with Daddy.
First off, I hate to belittle my relationship with Tyler, because that's not my intention and I love him to death, but I now finally get how enjoyable this newborn phase can be. Sure, you don't get sleep, and sure I'm in pain, but I'm utterly in love. Tyler was, umm, difficult...to say the least. And I had had a horrible delivery experience which made everything more difficult to manage. With Tyler it was something that took a little longer to appreciate, if that makes any sense. This time is completely different. I won't go on and on about it, but it's amazing. It truly is.
I forgot to mention that during our hospital stay we had some issues with breastfeeding on top of him being slightly jaundice. They were even more concerned by discharge, however not concerned enough to keep us but they wanted him seen today by the pediatrician to see if another course of action would be necessary. I was worried, because I really feel so much more positive about breastfeeding and I didn't want to feel compelled to supplement (even though I could obviously refuse), but today put my fears aside (at least for the most part). He's 7lbs2oz, which apparently is very normal for only 4 days old. His color is better and he's peeing/pooping as he should. So, apparently he's doing great! Oh, and he's 19.5 inches long. After a nice mini nursing session in the doctor's room, resulting in a "milk coma" he got his PKU test (heel prick) which he slept right through and snoozed the whole way home. He proceeded to sleep a good portion of the day and now is perfectly ready for his nocturnal session. He, he.
Mother's Day 2018
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