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!