One week old!
Life is crazy right now! We are all still adjusting to this wonderful miracle. Breastfeeding has been really hard but I *think* we are finally turning a corner. She is now 7.1 pounds and eating 2.3oz every 2-3 hours. We went the hospital today to a breastfeeding moms group where there are two lactation consultants to help in anyway they can. Evelyn nursed great and weighing before and after is how we figured out how much she is eating.
Me? I'm just hanging in there. Its been rough, no lie. Recovery this time has been amazing. I did not need to come home with pain meds. The only real pain I've had has been from engorgement and today, I walked a lot so I'm more achy. The rough parts have been dealing with the dip in hormones. I have shortness of breath and feel just off. It's worse at night when I'm totally exhausted and trying to fall asleep. My doctor says this is fairly normal, though I did not experience this kind of dip or symptoms after I had Logan. Just goes to show how different every birth can be.
Logan has been doing well. He has his moments but he loves his sister so much! When she cries he says, "It's okay sissy!" and that just melts my heart. He is not crazy about holding her very much, however...
He will hold her for a great photo op! These two...I just cannot believe how blessed we are!! My children are so healthy and beautiful. I feel so complete with my family.