Due Date Today...But I have a 1-week old
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|Fri, 08-06-2010 - 1:25pm|
Was popping in to see how everyone is doing and saw on my baby ticker that Luke was due to arrive today. Instead I have a 1-week, 1-day old baby that is such a blessing!
Was so excited to read about Evan and Declan's arrivals. Now, I think all we are waiting on is Karen!!!
Luke had a small nursing setback after his circumcision. Benjamin did the same thing...just too tired or in too much pain to eat. Anyway, I stuck with it, even though the nursing staff was just insistent that we support him with formula supplementation. He had one or two formula bottles in the nursery, but I refused to be the one to give him formula as I didn't want him to associate it with me...he was already struggling enough with latching on.
I knew that once I got home to the quiet, solitude of home (even with preschoolers!) that Luke would figure it out and he did!
He did lose more than 10% of his weight in the hospital...in fact his discharge weight was 7 lbs 11 oz from a birth weight of 8 lbs 12.5 ounces.
We had our one week check up on Wednesday with the pediatrician and guess what...after being home only 3 days from discharge, Luke was back up to 8 lbs! So proud of myself for sticking with it and not letting the L&D nurses pressure me into strict formula feeding. We are only breastfeeding and he is back to the nursing champ he was before the circ.
Got Mary Catherine enrolled in Kindergarten yesterday and the day before that we celebrated her 6th birthday! I've been a bit overwhelmed lately with "other" family events, but not by baby Luke!
Hope all our new mommies are doing well!