Wednesday, July 31, 2002

@ 2002-07-31 21:21:00

Current mood: complacent

Quick update while Little Man is sleeping

Hey :>

He is eating like a FIEND!!!!!!!! draining both breasts at all his feedings today... arrgh, it's kinda uncomfy and tiring but good because I swear he's even bigger than he was at his check-up last wk.

Last Thurs he was at our new DR and he was 9 lbs 4 oz and was 22 inches long. He seriously looks and feels bigger/heavier already :>

Sunday, July 21, 2002

@ 2002-07-21 14:00:00

So Little Man is only waking us up once in the middle of the night.

The hospital was a big pain in the ass on the whole "You must wake your baby at least every 3 hrs and force them to eat so they will be on a schedule".

Screw that... it was unsuccessful in hospital and I did try it the 1st night we were home and it sucked!

Instead, I just let him sleep and when I hear him squirming, I get him up and see if he wants to feed. If he doesn't... then DS sees if he needs a change. If it's neither, we cuddle for a bit and then back to bed he goes. It's much simpler and easier on us all this way.

So far Little Man's sked seems to be as follows: He wakes us up once in the middle of the night to feed (usually around 4:30 a.m.) then he'll sleep for 3 - 4 hrs between feedings until around 1 p.m. then in the afternoon he'll wake and want to feed about every 2 hrs until around 7 or 7:30 p.m. and then it's back to 3 - 4 hrs between feedings.

He tends to get over-stimulated when he's being passed around from various visitors so I am going to get a lil hardcore about rules for visiting with the baby.

Rule #1 Let sleeping babies lie. Do NOT pick him up or try to wake him when he is sleeping.

#2 If you want to hold him, hold him for awhile... don't play pass the baby as if you were in kindergarten playing "Hot Potato"

#3 Don't smoke near the baby EVER (this one everyone has been good about so far, but I haven't seen my chain-smoking grandparents yet)

#4 Don't be afraid to cuddle him. Some ppl seem to hold him out at arm's length and it makes both of them uncomfy and tense. If you are afraid to hold the baby, don't feel pressured to hold the baby.

#5 Mommy is very tired... if you are holding him and don't want to change a stinky diaper... ask Daddy to do it :>

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

1st day home

@ 2002-07-16 18:34:00

Current mood: exhausted/happy

I am sore.

Had my staples (all 26 of them) removed before I was released today... found out that my GP has left the country and I have no actual DR for myself or Little Man because Dr. K... the f*cking c*nt... didn't inform any of her patients that she was leaving. Since I've been going to only the OB for the last while, I don't even know when she fucked off but I'm stressed about it.

I still look rather preggers and am I ever sore and tender.

I had Little Man by emergency C-section and it looks like if I want to continue living that this was my one and only baby. But he's SO adorable!!!

Monday, July 15, 2002

@ 2002-07-15 09:15:00

Auntie Siren posting for Momma again...

I'm on the phone with Momma now...her direct quote "someone kill the screaming baby next door, it's driving me crazy". Just for reference, I can hear the baby through the phone and it's REALLY loud and has been going on for 20 minutes.

Little Man is already able to hold his headup on his own. During my visit yesterday, he was alos able to roll on to his side and back on his own. Strong little dude! The nurses are all impressed with his strength. Personally, Momma thinks he is only holding up his head in order to shoot dirty looks at the screaming baby next door :>

He is already displaying his distinct stubborn personality (inherited from his oh so stubborn mommy), and has mastered the grinning one-eyed pirate face.

Pain killers are Momma's friends and her staples should be coming out today or tomorrow.

Much love to you all!