26.6.12

300. One Week Old.

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One whole week. Seven days. Time sure does fly when you're having fun! Our first week as a family of four has been incredible, Colin had the week off and we had lots of lovely visitors to keep us all busy!

My little man had me worried at first with his feeding; he nursed straight away in the hospital, and once when we got home at about 3, but not again until 10am and even after that he didn't seem interested. The midwife we saw at the hospital wasn't particularly helpful, just telling me he had to eat and giving me tips to wake him up - but he was awake just not bothered! Luckily since then he's much more eager to eat, I'm feeding him every three hours in the hope he keeps sleeping well at night & gets into a routine, sometimes I have to wake him (especially in the morning) but more often than not he's like clockwork! I'm mixing in a little demand feeding too - if he wants it more often I'll oblige. It seems to be working too - at his day 5 midwife check he had only lost 50g and now he's up to 7lb 2oz! I've found a great app too to help me track his feeds, he often feeds for between 5-7 minutes on each side, though sometimes he'll fall half asleep and feed forever!

Joshua has been sleeping amazingly, the first couple of nights were difficult but he has also had some amazing nights - only waking once or twice for a feed & going straight back to sleep, little angel! He's sleeping a lot during the day too, definitely taking after his Daddy with his love of sleep! His awake time is pretty limited, but is increasing more and more everyday! I love to see those gorgeous dark eyes looking up at me, I can't help but pull silly faces & sing ridiculous songs!

My tiny little nugget is only in early baby clothes, I only had a couple of newborn outfits but even they were a little large on him! & we soon ran out of clean clothes that fit, despite my 'wash a day' rule! A lovely friend of mine, and my Mum, brought him some teeny outfits & they fit much better! I still can't get over how tiny he is, especially compared to Daniel! I was comparing pictures of them earlier and a major difference is the size of their cheeks!

His cord fell off yesterday, and looked pretty yucky! The midwife says it's fine though, and even discharged us this morning! His skin's a little dry, but nothing a little olive oil won't fix. The Health Visitor will take over soon, but i don't have any worries at all. My littlest man is nothing short of perfect, and we absolutely adore the newest addition to our family more than words can say!

Lots of Love
Momma B & Babyboys
xxx

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  1. Ahh this is so lovely. I'm glad he is doing better with his feeding now. FC he keeps up with the sleeping, Seb was like this only waking once or twice in the night and has always been a great sleeper so lets hope J goes the same way for you x

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    1. Me too! It's getting easier by the day too, no more painful latches, yay!! :) Ohh, fingers crossed then! Daniel's always been pretty good too, seems too good to be true to have two angels!! :P

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