Tuesday, May 24, 2011

more of baby parker's first days

Hello Bloggers :)
Just checking in to let you all know that we're doing well.

Parker is THREE WEEKS today!!

Seriously exhausted, but really we are doing well.
I find myself holding Parker and loving him more each day.
I especially love him when he sleeps for 4 hr stretches :)

I am healing well, and getting used to caring for another person around the clock.
Each day seems to be a little more normal, and when I look back over the week, then I can really see the changes in Parker and I. 

Parker is still not nursing well, so after talking with Eric and our pediatrition we have decided the I will attempt to pump and feed him breast milk for at least 12 weeks. 
12 weeks is my personal goal ... after that we will talk more about other options.

I am enjoying my days at home with Parker. I am not sure how I will feel about going back to work part-time in 5 weeks. Although these days can be long and hard, I am trying to enjoy every moment because I know that before I know it my maternity leave will be over. 

Parker went to the pediatrition today for his checkup and he is doing fabulous!
He weighed in at 9 lbs 5 oz. 
He's a growing little boy and has put on about 2 lbs since we brought him home from the hospital. He's also one inch longer at 22 inches. The dr. said he's currently in the 90th percent tile for height ... he's a tall little man. I hope he stays tall like his daddy.

Anyways, that's about it right now. 
Somedays I feel good & somedays I feel like I have been hit by a bus. 
I keep reminding myself that feeling like you've been hit by a bus is a normal feeling when you have a 3 week old - AND IT WON"T LAST FOREVER.

Here are a few pictures of Parker's first days ...












3 comments:

Carly said...

I love baby Parker!

Cory said...

OH MY GOSH! Those pictures are SO SO SO cute! I desperately need to see him again!
Also, call me if you have questions/thoughts/or would just like to talk about exclusively pumping. It's super tough, but you can do it for sure!

Mommie to Moxie Mae said...

Hi- found your blog thru spearmint baby blog. Such a beautiful boy!
My 9 month girl( Moxie Mae )had trouble latching- the shield worked some, but I was worried she wasn't getting enough, so I started to pump & still pumping to this day.I gave myself short goals, like 1 month, then 2 months & so on. It is tough & a pain to be attached to the wall- invest in the hands free pump (wish I did) and the hands free bra ( awesome ) To build my supply, I pumped every 3 hrs like if I was going to nurse her for the first 12 weeks and then after that, I pumped every 4-5 hrs. I am currently down to 4 pumps a day & get 50 ounces.
To see her thrive & be so healthy makes it all worth while. You can do it! Congrats, Congrats to you & your family :)