08 November 2014

Where does the time go?! One month!

One dang month! I have had a child for one whole month. AH!

This has been one of the craziest, most sleep-deprived, emotional times of my life. It has also been the most rewarding by far. I get to see this face every day and know that he is mine:
Theo is growing and thriving every single day. He is now MUCH more aware of everything going on around him and can focus on our faces. We are still waiting for a smile, but I have gotten a few smirks here and there.

We have basically realized that parenting is all trial and error. We have spent the past month trying to figure out what Theo needs and wants with every grunt, cry, and coo. We had a particularly hard time when he was losing weight and we weren't sure why. It took two days of non-stop breastfeeding, crying (both me and baby), and little sleep to realize that he wasn't getting enough milk. This was confirmed when we went to the doctor the next day and found out that he had lost a bunch of weight. I cried and cried that night and took it really hard when we started supplementing with formula. I didn't think I would care as much as I did, but I really enjoyed breastfeeding and he was doing SO well with it. Then to find out that he wasn't getting enough hurt. All I wanted to do was feed my son and I felt like I couldn't. Two weeks later, I am feeling just fine about supplementing. It is hard to argue when Theo is gaining weight and is as healthy as can be! Plus... I certainly don't mind the fact that Parker can take the 2am feeding shift and let me sleep a solid 6 hours in a row. We did have an encouraging appointment with the lactation consultant and are working on upping my supply in the meantime.

We try our hardest and that's all we can do!

Onto some 1 month pictures:




As I type, we are waiting for Theo to meet Parker's dad for the first time! We are SO excited for him to meet his first family member on Parker's side and I will certainly be taking some pictures to share.

2 comments:

  1. What a cutie! I always felt like it was all trial and error too. I called it a science experiment (still sort of is even 8 yrs. later!). Sorry for your feeding frustrations- I had those too and ended up pulling out my pump and pumping exclusively for the first year. Not fun, but it worked! Glad he's growing better now and you're enjoying these days with your little Theo. They go by QUICK!!

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  2. oh girl.... i know the feeling about not wanting to supplement...i am a FREAK about it...lol.I'm glad you were able to become good with it! he is so stinkin' cute!!

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