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.