Monday, November 8, 2010

Sorry for the delay...

So life has taken quite the turn. For the better, of course. Since we've been home, we've all been adjusting very well. Baby A is amazing. I'm trying not to jinx myself with this, but she is such a good baby. We are definitely blessed to have been given such an amazing little one. She hardly ever cries, only when we don't feed her fast enough or when we're changing her diaper and she's not in the mood. A binky usually solves that pretty quickly though.

We had our first doctor appointment today. She is, believe it or not, perfect. She is in the 50% percentile in both weight and length.. I'm one proud momma. She lost 7 ounces before we left the hospital, but gained it all back. Today she weighs the same as she did when she was born, 7lbs 7oz. This means I'm doing a good job as far as feeding her, she's getting just enough!

Speaking of feeding, I am, unfortunately, having to supplement formula because I am not producing enough milk myself, to satisfy her needs. I was pretty devastated at first...we had been home not even a day, and I had to give in. I couldn't handle her screaming because she was hungry, and there was nothing I could do to make it better, so she got some formula. She still gets formula, but I try to give her as much breast milk as I can. I'm only producing about 10 to 12 ounces a day, but hopefully, if I keep doing what I'm doing, I'll up my supply. So keep your fingers crossed for us!

She also got her first shot at the doctor today. While I'm sure it wasn't the first time she had been pricked by a needle, it was the first time it happened while I was there to see it. Actually, I didn't even watch, I turned away. She was fine, then she started screaming. It breaks my heart when she cries, especially when she's screaming like she did today. So of course, being the mom that I am, I cried..more than she did. The Mr. said it was because A)I'm a good mom, and B)Because baby A is tougher than me.....which is definitely true when it comes to situations like this. Anyhow, she's been napping since we left the doctor's office, and I feel after her traumatizing day, she can sleep as long as she likes. That's all I have to say about that.

For your viewing pleasure