A few quick updates (Chase is napping and I am on my way to nap with him);
Still eating a ton and gaining weight. I love his little chubs! He has been pretty clingy since his circumsision on Monday but Ted and I are loving his cuddles and comforting our son. He is alert when awake and trys to hold his head up when you place him on your shoulder. I don’t want him to grow up too fast, but I really can’t wait for more of his smiles and his personality to come out. He has such a serious face when he is awake, it’s hilarious!
Okay, so up until last night, things were going really well. What happened? He was awake for most of the morning yesterday, slept then entire afternoon and into late evening (minus the waking up for feedings). So last night he was wide awake for 4 1/2 hours all together. I was wiped out by this morning’s feeding and had to lie on my side, for the first time since the c section, and feed him. After that feeding, I slept until 10 am and I am still pretty wiped out. Let’s pray tonight is different!
I am a milk machine. It’s actually quite amazing that God creates our bodies to do this. I had to begin pumping more often now because my milk supply feels like it just doubled. It’s actually painful sometimes. Yesterday I pumped 4 1/2 oz from one side in only 8 minutes (then stopped because I was sore)!! I actually just finished pumping again because of the engorgement. It’s nice to have bottles ready, but I rarely use them because I’m afraid he is going to become used to instant gratification again, like when they fed him formula in the hospital. What do you think? I also don’t want to waste perfectly good breast milk, but I just don’t want to form bad habits for him!
I am feeling GREAT! I didn’t expect to feel this good after only 19 days since his arrival. I also never thought I’d recover though, haha. I can finally laugh, sneeze, cough, and get up and down with minimal to no pain. Thank you God! Seriously. For those of you who’ve had c sections, you know what I mean. Laughing even hurts sometimes!
I’m not even going to really touch on this subject. I keep getting my hopes up as I step on the scale each morning and realize the number keeps going down… but how long can that last? Really? Yeah, I need to just quit that right now.
p.s. since this is my blog, I can write the “TMI” stuff here; did i mention i finally went number 2? Yes, I am saying this. It was a miracle and I even thanked God! My mom told me to weigh myself after, I did and weighed 4 pounds less. Sickening!!!!