Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jaxson - Week Three

We've had our little man for three weeks now!  I cannot believe how quickly time is passing by!

After a week on our new schedule, he gained more than enough weight!  He is at 9lbs 2.5oz.  Thank goodness!  Feeding him every two hours during the day and every three hours overnight was just what the doctor ordered! (literally!)  The only thing about the schedule that I hate is waking him up to eat.  We have to make him very angry to get him to wake up.  Making him cold, tickling his feet, his ribs, bouncing him around, cold wash clothes...anything mean you can think of!  It just breaks my heart.  When he eats milk that I have pumped from a bottle, he is eating 2 1/2 ounces.

I'm not going to lie to you, I'm tired.  Breastfeeding every two hours takes a toll on you!  It usually takes about 45 minutes to feed him, and then we have about an hour before it's time to start waking him up again.  Poor fella.  But, if it keeps him healthy - I'm all in!  I have a new found respect for Moms that have two or more children, I can't imagine doing this and keeping up with another little one.  Whew!

I adore this little man more than anything.  He is so very sweet and special.  My favorite times are when he naps with me and snuggles and wakes up and looks at me with those sweet little eyes.  There are no words to explain those sweet little moments.

We went on our first outing alone, to his Dr. appointment.  I was so nervous to go out with him alone, and drive him around, work the car seat, etc.  But, it went great!  We made it just fine.  And, he didn't even cry when the nurse weighed him.

He is still leaking through diapers.  We tried going up a size and using different brands.  No luck.  I guess that is something that just happens sometimes. 

I am almost all healed!  And, I've lost 36lbs, so I only have 10 more to go.  I have a feeling that these last 10 are going to take a little while!  I'm so ready to be able to exercise again!!  Just a few more weeks!

I can't thank you all enough for your kind words of support and your advice.  It means so much to me!


Kylie Marie said...

Michelle, your little man is precious! I love all the pics! Congrats on the weight loss... Its great to get right back :)

Eboix said...

he is so cute!

Jackie said...

In regards to the leaking, do you make sure you tuck it in a downward position. sometimes that helps with little boys. Good luck. Looks like it's going well and if he keeps gaining weight, I'm sure you'll get to spread the feedings!

Candice said...

He gets cuter every week! I can't WAIT to see him!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great update! :) I loved reading about how you're doing and of course seeing more pictures of little Jaxson! His facial expressions are so cute!

I could only imagine how much of a toll it would take on you to breastfeed and not get much sleep. I would be one cranky momma! :) You seem to be handling it so well though and you have such a positive outlook on it all. Congratulations on the weight loss and almost being fully healed! 10lbs. more? Please girl, you got this! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

p.s. with the leaking, of course I have no clue... I researched it a little for you and found out a lot of moms use a cloth diaper they put over the disposable ones and if there's a blowout then they just wash the cloth diaper. I'm not sure if that seems like too much work? haha and some moms said they switched to a different size and it solved the problem, but you said you did that and it didn't work.. no idea, sorry! :)

Ali said...

absolutely just LOVE HIM! congratulations he is precious!