Friday, January 22, 2010

There is no place like home!

I missed being home. There is no place like your own bed. Even with a new baby in the house.
I would like to apologize in advance for this post, as I am suffering the effects of sleep deprivation. I am sure that many of you will understand. I am also not up to writing the birth story yet. I would like to be slightly more awake, or at least able to function before I write it.

I had no idea how often babies need to eat! I feel like he is constantly attached to me. Though he breastfeeds like a champ. Once I get the boy latched on, he goes to town. I am also really happy I got the boppy pillow. It makes things way more comfortable.

Dogs are doing all right with the baby. Currently we have the bedroom blocked off to give me some dog free space so I can recover from surgery and nurse the baby in peace. (I just do not want me or the baby to be stepped on!) For the most part, the dogs leave the baby alone unless he cries. We bring the baby out to the living room for a little bit each day, to get everyone used to being together. They are still getting used to some of his noises. I also try to spend some time with the dogs in the living room without the baby, too. They deserve to spend time with me, too. Hubby suspects that they are worried about me, too. The dogs have been getting a lot of petting from me every time they see me emerge from the bedroom. We are slowly coming together. The current situation will not last forever, and I will be back to walking dogs soon, I hope.

We had a visit with the lactation consultant associated with my peds practice. Apparently the baby is doing really well. No jaundice, he gained 2 ounces since Wednesday, and he is having appropriate amount of dirty diapers. Things seem to be going well. We made our one month and two month well baby visits on our way out.

I am off to rest some more. I am sure that little A will wake up soon and want to eat!


Mrs. Higrens said...

So glad to hear that things are going well - in so many ways.

I look forward to reading more about adjusting to life with a newborn.

Expectant Duck said...

Glad you and he are home safe and sound! Dogs are super smart and when I returned home from ivf/surgery/time in hospital/infection/ohss our dog followed me everywhere - like my shadow!

Hope in Virginia said...

I'm thrilled to hear that everything is going well. And that is great that you've already gotten the hang of breastfeeding. I hear that is one of the hardest parts!

JamieD said...

Welcome home!! I am so happy to hear things are going well for you, A and your furbabies.

Queenie. . . said...

Glad to hear it's going well! Hope you have a speedy recovery from the c-section.

Shinejil said...

Excellent news! The sleep thing does get better, I swear. So glad the breastfeeding is going well.