Well, this has been the fastest month! My baby is one month old today. I waited, it felt like, an eternity to get him here!! It has been a great, tiring, chaotic, and the best month. I think we are finally getting into a routine. Piper is getting used to the idea that he isn't leaving and that she has to share mommies time, which she doesn't like, but what can you do? It breaks my heart when I am trying to get Thad to sleep or feeding him and Piper comes up to me, holds her arms up and says in the sweetest little girl voice, "Momma, hold you please" and I can't!! Makes me want to cry everytime.
Since I am formula feeding Thad, after my breast infection and him not gaining any weight on the boob, Sam and I have started taking turns getting up with him. Every other night is my night and last night was fortunately my night! I feed him and put him in bed at 10 o'clock and he didn't wake up again to eat till 5 IN THE MORNING!! I don't know how I got so lucky, but it was awesome.
OK so I intended to breast feed him, but at week 2 I got a breast infection and it hurt so bad to feed him, it was like 30 minutes of pure torture! Well we went in for his checkup and he had only gained 7 ounces in 2 weeks. He was still jaundice cause he wasn't gaining enough to clean it out of him and he had a bacterial infection from my infection around his "stuff". So anyway, we stopped breastfeeding and got him on formula and in one week he had gained 9 ounces, the jaundice left and his infection is clearing up! He is now almost 10 pounds! For a while I felt like the worst mother. I just couldn't do right by this kid, but I think he will live afterall!
This is just a little timeline of his first month.
My baby boy fresh out!
2 weeks old.
You can see he has lots of blonde hair and still very yellow!
This is my baby boy today! Lots bigger and lots whiter!