I'm so sorry I have been missing in action the past two weeks, we have been adjusting to being new parents, and to be honest, I'm exhausted! There are so many emotions - a bigger love than I have ever felt, fear, happiness, exhaustion - you name it, I've felt it!
We had our first dr. appointment last Thursday, when he was 5 days old. He was back up to 8lbs 4oz, only 2oz smaller than his birth weight. Thank goodness! He is in the 64% for weight, and at 20.5 inches, the 95% for his height. His little head is only 13 inches, which puts him in the 30%. He is long and lean with a little head!
At our first dr. appointment
Hubby has been amazing with him. I knew he would love him, but I wasn't sure how much he would truly bond with him as a newborn. Well, he has. It is very sweet to watch.
Jaxson is a very sweet, even tempered baby. He only cries when he is naked, cold or hungry. He gets the hiccups each time he eats, and they shake his whole little body; bless his heart. I love him more than I thought possible. Truly!
This is my favorite little sleepy face.
Bandit loves him. He follows him around everywhere, and doesn't sleep unless he is sleeping. He is very gentle and gives him sweet kisses.
Healing is hard. I had no idea how hard it would be for me. I had two second degree tears and one third degree. They are painful. But, I know they will get better. I've lost 26 of the 46 pounds that I gained, so that makes me very, very happy. Breastfeeding is painful, but going very well. He is a good little eater!
Our first tummy time
I left him twice this week, and it wasn't hard like I thought it would be! The first time was to go out to dinner with hubby on Saturday night. It was nice to get to spend some time with him, I missed him! I saw him each evening for a little while, but we hadn't really talked all week it felt like. It was so wonderful to catch up. The next time was on Sunday, when Mom and I went to the store. Hubby kept him and everything was just fine (he slept the entire time - haha!) I was glad it wasn't so hard.
Headed out for our first date night as parents
I am hoping to get back into a normal blogging schedule, but please bear with me, some days go by so quickly that I don't realize it until it's dark outside! And, I promise that I will catch up on your blogs very soon!
Thank you all so much for the prayers and the well wishes for our little family! They mean more to me than you will ever know!