Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week One as a Family of Four

Lily is 1 week old today!

We had our 3 day Home Visit from our Nurse/Lactation Consultant. She said we were both doing great except my breast were engorged. I spent the next few days with hot rags on doing manual expression. It really helped to get the milk flowing so now Lily doesn't nurse as long and sleeps longer! We are still working on getting our latch correct so I'm not in pain. But just like her Big Brother she loves to eat. She only lost 1 oz from her birth weight.

She is sleeping for 3 to 4 hours at a time and having longer awake periods in between. Today she stayed happily awake for a whole hour!

Ethan and Lily's first bath together.

Ethan is loving his baby sister! He gives her kisses and wants to squeeze her head. He laughs when she cries and even mimics her. Other then that he really doesn't want anything to do with her. He does love having his Daddy at home all day!


Ammie said...

LOL. Ethan sounds just like my little guy. He'd love nothing better than having daddy home all day. :D Hooray for Lily's growth and breastfeeding improvements. Good work, Mama!

Anonymous said...

I cried when I pulled your site up today!! I can't believe how she has already changed!! I love the first picture. I have to have one!! I miss my boy even as much, but I am so glad all is going well with your little family. I can't wait to see you all!
Grandma JeeJee (mom)

Brandy@YDK said...

Sounds like things are going great for you! I'm so glad. Send me your addy so I can send a card or something.

and she's an absolute doll

Vicki said...

She's beautiful! I want a print of photo #1 too. I'm glad about the breastfeeding improvement. In my experience, engorgement is **almost** a given early on like this. It sounds like she's a great nurser and has a great mom.

That picture of her and Ethan's first bath together is sweet. He will enjoy her more when she can get around and get into mischief with him. That won't be long! Right now she's more like a puppy or kitten to him than a person..and I'm sure she sleeps too much to suit him, since he's moved on to bigger things in life!

We're all looking forward to seeing all of you ASAP!


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