Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Aiden 1 week! Mommy post baby...

Okay so instead of pregnancy updates I thought I'd now start up with baby updates. I don't know if others do this so I'm just gonna wing it and make my own "categories" to answer and they may change as time goes by. Also I'll be adding my post baby pics, at my dr today I found out I've only lost a TOTAL of 5lbs since having Aiden. He was 6lb 15oz at birth people! Oh well, I still think I'm looking pretty good for not losing weight....

1 Week

Stats: As of Wed he was up to 6lbs 7oz and still 19 1/2 inches long.
Clothes Size: We had to go out and buy a few outfits in premie size. Of course 2 days wearing them and now they are getting snug. It's okay though, we got them on clearance anyway. Some of his newborn stuff kinda fits - like if we roll up the waist on his pants they fit and if you don't mind saggy onesie butt. lol
Sleep: He sleeps a lot through the day, but in short amounts. At night time we have turned into a co-sleeping family. It was not our plan, we have a bassinet by my side of the bed, but when he would wake up every 1 or 1 1/2 fussy and we learned that he would sleep in 4 hour stretches in our bed... well the choice was pretty clear. He sleeps in his boppy pillow between mommy and daddy and we are all a lot happier.
Eating: This kid is a little piggy. They say newborns eat about 2oz a feeding but when I pump (we do pumped milk in the night so daddy can give mommy a rest) he eats more like 3 or 4oz in a feeding. Or I will feed him 15 mins and each boob and then 1hr later he is hungry again. I'm just a big milk machine.
Low point of the week: Well it was a mommy low point. I have gotten mastitis on my left breasts and it hurts badly, it caused me to feel really run down earlier this week and I cried and had a total breakdown. Kris just put me in bed at 7pm, and then came and kept me company and took care of Aiden and let me rest. It was nice, but I was just soo overwhelmed. Now I got meds and should start feeling better and hopefully will get more sleep.
High point: Oh boy there are soo many. Aiden snores in his sleep, he gave daddy a "thumbs up" twice now which makes daddy thrilled. Just the way he looks at us is just a good thing. He got a clean bill of health from the dr this week too. Going shopping with my mom and his mom.
Funny Moment: Watching Kris change Aiden's diaper in his mom's van outside Baby'sRus.

Mommy update:

Dr's appt today put mom at 251. This is only 5 pounds less than how much I was the day I had him. How sad, I still haven't lost his birth weight. I do feel flatter though and I don't think I look like I'm carrying around 42 extra pounds. You tell me... pics start at 38w5d (my last pics I had him at 39w3d) and end with today at 1 week pp.

24hr pp
24hr pp
Mon - 3days pp
Tue - 4 days pp
Tue - 4 days pp
Today - 7 days pp


Crystal said...

Thanks for the 1 week update! Isn't it exciting to finally have your little guy home? It seems like people all around me are having their babies right now, and it makes me want to hurry the next 4 months along so I can have mine at home too. :)

We did the bassinet next to the bed thing too - but ultimately the girls always ended up in bed with me. My hubby snores, so I for about the first 4 or 5 months of Audra's life, we slept on the couch in the den - it was very comfy!

Sounds like your little guy is doing a lot of growing with all the eating he's doing! I felt like my girls were attached to me 24/7 for the first few months of their lives. But it's nice that you pump and your hubby helps. :) I could never get the pump thing down - but I think I might try it again this time.

And yes! Your tummy is definitely getting flatter. It's hard to not want to just go right back to "normal" right away, but be patient with yourself. And breastfeeding will totally help too! I still had about 20 lbs left to go 12 weeks after my last daughter was born. With a good diet and exercise, I was back to somewhat 'normal' about 6 months later. I probably could've sped that up if I would have breastfed longer, but I had to go back to work, and as I mentioned I didn't pump.

Congrats again!!

Erin said...

He is just so precious! And you look great!!! It won't be long and you'll be wondering how all the weight melted right off! Although I'm still waiting for mine! haha

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Give yourself the full six weeks to recover before worrying about whether you've lost any weight...let your body heal. Breastfeeding will help.

Sounds like the three of you are doing a great job!

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

You look awesome! Give yourself a little more time! I didn't weigh myself till my 6 week!

Aiden is adorable! We coslept for the first 6-7 weeks as well & then L transisioned to his crib no problem.

I am sure you know this but make sure you are fully emptying your breasts with pumps and feedings. This will prevent mastitis, also it will ensure he is getting that fatty hindmilk that should keep him content a little longer for you! Many feedings L only takes one side because he empties it & gets full.

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