First, my mom started stepping in and doing a lot of things that Eric and I aren't terribly good at yet. She's kept the crying to a minimum and that's been awesome.
Second, I have gotten Scott to latch, as long as I use a nipple shield. It's not the most comfortable way to nurse, but both he and I are getting better at it. Plus, I'm super excited to be breastfeeding at all that it's awesome.
I'm also continuing to pump and I'm on day 3 of it. On day 1, I could pump about an ounce at a go. Day 2, 2 oz at a go. Now, we're up to 3 oz at a go. :) I know women that can do way more than that, but I also know women that do less, so I'm happy to be able to feed my kid and stock away extra milk at the same day. So I have 10 oz in the fridge and no need for it except a fussy baby today. :) I'll start freezing soon.
So that's my update. We're all doing better! I don't have much else to say. I'm still not quite ready for visitors, but soon!
Yay! I had been worrying, so thanks for the positive updates. Jamie said "that makes me happy."ReplyDelete
I agree! Yeah for better!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear things are going better!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the update! Glad things are going better and yay for extra milk on hand!ReplyDelete
Don't invite people over until you feel good and ready... it might be a while and we'll all wait. (Anxiously, but we'll make it.) :)
I generally preferred only a few people at a time, but other people prefer an "open house" when there's a new baby. For example, "Come by sunday between 5 and 7pm" Just another idea for how to handle all the people I know want to see you and the baby.
Oh, and tell everyone who visits to bring diapers or food! :)