Tuesday, April 7, 2009

1 week old

Today Jack is 1 week old. It's hard to believe that he's been here a week already.

He's doing very well and so far things have gone about how I expected them too. Our nights are hit and miss. Last night he ate every 3 to 4 hours and actually slept between feedings so both Jonathan and I got some rest. The night before however he ate for 20 minutes every hour from midnight to 6 am so I got very little sleep. Some nights he sleeps, some he doesn't, that's about what I expected.

The first few days were tough. Mostly because I didn't have milk. He would nurse for an hour and then scream because he was still hungry. We hooked up this thing called an SNS. I have no idea what that stands for but basically it's a little tube that I would tape to my breast and when he would nurse he would get some formula from it. I would let him nurse for at least 30 minutes before adding it in and it was a pain to get set up, but it helped. And now that we have plenty of milk, he's a happy boy.

Jonathan is going to start back to work part-time Thursday so we'll see how that goes. I'm a little nervous about making sure I get enough sleep, but I think it will work out okay.

Jack has pee'd on both of us several times now. Sunday we gave him a sponge bath. Jonathan was holding him and I was washing his hair when he bathed Jonathan. I laughed hysterically but I got mine later that day. And with it he got my shirt, pants, the sheets, and his clothes. We make sure to cover him as soon as we take the diaper off but sometimes he still gets us.

We keep talking about how cute he is. I still can't believe he has so much hair. And it seems like something is new every day. He's smiling in his sleep now. I'm guessing he's either dreaming about eating or he has gas but it's so cute.

1 comment:

Jennifer Harris said...

Great pics! It's nice to see him with his eyes open. I love the striped shirt!