04 March 2012

1 Week...already!!

Wow! It doesn't seem like it's possible that a week has already passed and we're all still alive haha! I'm slowly getting used to the lack of sleep although he is doing pretty well. He doesn't like to lay flat so the bassinet is not a big hit right now, but the swing in a stationary position is working well. He'll go down around 10:30-11ish every night and sleep for 2.5-3 hours, eat and go back down for another 2.5-3 hours and repeat. We have had a few nights where he eats and then struggles to get back to sleep so we have some Mommy/Will bonding time. I'd much rather spend this bonding time during the day but oh well. So far he seems like he is going to be a laid back baby.  I hope I'm not eating my words later!

We had a check up appt when he was 3 days old and he was at his birth weight but had lost a bit of length because his cone shape head went down. He currently fits best in newborn clothes and newborn diapers. The 0-3 month clothes are a bit big right now. He'll probably be too long for the newborn one piece outfits soon but the 2 pieces will be good for a while.

When we left the hospital to come home, they informed us that he hadn't passed his hearing test. WHAT?!?! I was completely caught off guard. That was definitely not what I was expecting to hear and I worried all.weekend.long. They told us to go the ENT clinic and they would retest him and not to worry too much about it because about 50% of the babies don't pass their test on the L&D floor. Why even do the test if that many fail it?!? So we made our visit to the ENT clinic and he passed the test. Praise the Lord!
He figured out the breastfeeding thing pretty quickly but he has such a hard latch that he has me torn up! We will be trying to find a lactation consultant this week to see if there is anything we can do to fix this issue. He doesn't seem to care how he gets his milk so that has been nice. I've been pumping some to try to get some relief and heal. Hopefully we can solve this problem and then all will be well.

1 Week - March 2, 2012

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