Timelessness

Time has no meaning here, and at the same time, it’s very precious. I know we’ll never get back these first few days, but they are HARD. I’m surprised we never heard from anyone how difficult it can be before the mother’s milk comes in. With just colostrum, Curly always seemed hungry and it broke our hearts. He also didn’t sleep well and so neither did we. Thankfully, Nutella’s milk has come in this afternoon and things seem really different and better already. We’ll see how tonight goes.

Curly had his first visit to our family pediatrician today. He is almost back to his birth weight already. When we left the hospital, he was at 7 lbs 15 oz, and now he’s at 8 lbs 2 oz. Add 2 more oz and that’s his birth weight. He might even be drinking that 2 oz right now.The pediatrician seemed to think he was very healthy. The little bit of jaundice he has is no cause for concern. If it would just stop raining, we’d happily give him some natural sunlight. Maybe tomorrow. We were worried about his wet diaper output, and right on cue, he peed all the way through his diaper and the blanket he was laying on at the appointment. His poop is already mustard-seedy…no more meconium. And it’s amazing how we love to hear him fart.

I’ll leave you with some pictures now. We’re getting to know each other better every day and working on finding a rhythm, the end goal being a happy, sweet baby and more well-rested moms. We love him so.

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21 responses to “Timelessness

  1. seriously, what a beautiful boy!

  2. i LOVE the pictures, keep ’em coming! what a beautiful baby boy! 😀

  3. so beautiful. I am sure these days are so priceless and amazing, even the rough spots.

  4. His skin and cheeks are so beautiful! I agree, keep the pictures coming!

  5. It can be overwhelming new baby and first time Mommies but you will find your pace. I have to say he is so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes I can hardly wait for my new grandson. Sleep when he sleeps .rest will be a rare commodity for awhile. Please keep pictures coming

  6. He’s very cute, but that was a bit TMI about his diaper content. I can’t wait to meet him!

  7. Beautiful boy!!

    And if he is already almost back to birth weight I don’t think that you have any cause for concern about how much he is eating!!

    I’d be happy to hear about diaper content….we talk about it, think about it all the time!! LOL

  8. he’s absolutely perfect! be patient with yourselves these first few days, they are tough but so very precious.

  9. Ladies, congratulations!! He is so beautiful. I can’t wait to read your birth story.

  10. codekitten

    i love the last shot….those cheeks!!!

  11. congrats again… what a fine fine cupcake!

  12. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! AWWWWW!!

  13. sorry I have been away from the internet while moving…but YAY MILES IS HERE!!!
    We are so happy for you all three of you. We hope this initial bonding time goes well now that the milk has arrived. Miles is a beautiful little boy, congrats!

  14. reproducinggenius

    So glad to hear things are evening out now that the milk has come in. He is such a beautiful little boy!

  15. Miles is sooo cute!! You’ve made a might fine cupcake there!

  16. a mightY fine…lol

  17. He’s a cutie.

    My milk took three days to come in with Oscar and it was hell. I’m glad you are through it. Thankfully this time my milk came in in less than 24 hours. If you haven’t gotten any all purpose nipple ointment from your pediatrician/midwives/LC, get some now. It is maybe a million times more effective than lanolin and my guess is you’ll need it.

    It is hard. My first few weeks with Oscar will filled with tears (mine) and frequently they were not tears of joy. But it is true what they say: the nights are long, but the years are short. Take that to heart. These long nights will be but the tiniest fraction of Miles’ life, and your life together. Enjoy him!

  18. Just wanted to say congratulations on your beautiful son! xo

  19. He is just too precious. I love the picture of his little foot 🙂

  20. He’s so beautiful! I’m so glad things are going well (aside from the exhaustion, which I hope improves).

  21. It’s SO hard!!! We’ve got a little jaundice going on as well and wish the sun would shine!!!!

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