Alexander: 2 Weeks

So apparently this has become a baby blog.  It might be slightly more entertaining than my lame attempt to cook and show you what I ate for dinner.  Speaking of, I actually did cook last night.  My mom is still here so it’s been easier to get things done (and nap)!  I made this Stir Fried Cabbage, Tofu and Red Pepper recipe.  I’ve made this a handful of times and it’s easy to throw together and tastes good.  No picture because cooking was a big enough challenge.  Okay, not really, I just didn’t take a picture.

I’m a little late in this update.  Alexander is 16 days old.

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He’s definitely woken up in the past few days.  When we first brought him home, it was sleep, sleep, sleep.  Not so much anymore.  He still sleeps a lot (annoyingly, mostly during the day and he’s wide awake at night), but he has much longer periods of alertness.  Our highlight of the week was going to the pediatrician for a weight check.  Just like in pregnancy, I’m slightly obsessed with how he grows.  It might be unhealthy of me, but I just want to make sure my baby is growing well outside of the womb since he wasn’t inside.

Good news on the growth front – he’s up to 5lbs, 7 oz.  He was 4lbs, 15 oz at birth so that’s a half pound gained in two weeks.  So that’s exciting.  What was not so exciting was that I realized that I packed my diaper bag full of stuff to go to the pediatrician, but managed to not bring any diapers.  And of course, he peed all over himself and the scale when they weighed him.

We had some visitors today – Heather and her 2 month old son Allston came over.  Alex was a cranky pants the whole time.  Though right now, they are very different sizes, the babies are only a month and a half apart in age, so we’re hoping that they’ll be fast friends when they are older.

Sleeping has been okay.  Like I said, my mom is still here, so that’s been very helpful because she’s been taking some of the night time feedings.  Jason works overnights so I’m kind of scared of what it’ll be like when my mom leaves and I have to do the entire night alone.  So, speaking of feeding and my last post…

I gave up breastfeeding.  I felt some (okay, a lot of) guilt about it, but after talking to my OB at my 2-week follow-up appointment, I realized that it just wasn’t worth it.  I was driving myself crazy for a very little amount of milk.  For whatever reason, I just wasn’t producing the milk that I should have been.

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