Brennan was 1 week old yesterday, it is amazing how completely in love you can fall so quickly. He has been just about perfect. He likes to nurse all day long, but he has been so good at night that I can't really complain. The boys are still very much in love with him. My mother in law has been here this week, and has been a tremendous help. She has just about caught us up on laundry and has driven the boys to and from all week allowing me to rest some.
Brennan went to the pediatrician on Monday and was 6 pounds 5 ounces (what he was when we were discharged from the hospital). He said since my milk didn't come in until Saturday he had probably gotten as low as 6 pounds even to 6 pounds 2 ounces. He didn't look jaundice at all, so we didn't have to test him. He said he should have no trouble regaining his birth weight by his 2 week check up on Tuesday. We have been having to wake him up at night to feed, but last night he woke himelf up each time just before the alarm was to go off. Of course, starting tonight we can let him sleep as long as he wants at night, but he will probably be waking himself up again. lol
Brennan very rarely cries, and if he does it is only when he is hungry. As soon as he is eating he is done crying. He loves holding fingers and to snuggle. He would lay on your chest for hours if you let him. He is also very alert. When he was born he was wide awake and didn't shut his eyes until he was over 1 1/2 hours old. He still is very alert and always looking around and taking everything in. We are truly blessed!
After his 1st bath. I wanted a crying picture, but he is so mellow it took a while to get it. lol
I will be here
2 months ago