Joshua is now 8 days old!

I’m working on his birth story, which will be a series of posts covering the whole 41 1/2 hours of labor.  I’m thinking it will take at least 5 posts to cover the whole thing.  I’m going to publish it at Our Country Baby, where I also post lots of pictures of Joshua.

We’re working on nursing, and I’m feeling pretty good about it right now.  I went from crying about Joshua losing weight before my milk came in, resulting in us going to the doctor’s office four times last week for weigh-ins and him dropping down to 8lbs 10oz. (teeny tiny!!!), to crying because I’m leaking through 5 shirts a day (at least) and his weight went back up to 9lbs 4.5oz.  They want him to be at least back to his birth weight of 9lbs 8 oz by his two-week appointment next Friday, and I’m sure he’ll make it.

I’m amazed by how much my belly has shrunk in the last week.  Amazed.

We’re sleeping well, with Joshua waking up about 3 times each night to eat and be changed.  I’m very happy about that!

Ed is a great dad.  He’s totally taken over the diaper changes at night, and he loves to snuggle with Joshua.  He’s very focused on taking care of our family and talks about all the fun we’re going to have together in the future.

I’ve totally dropped out of the blogosphere.  If I haven’t been reading or commenting on your blog, just know that I miss reading those updates.  I’m sure I’ll get back to it in time.

The weather here has been great in the last week, and we’ve been trying to get outside when we can.  It’s amazing how fast the day goes by when it’s taken over by feeding and diaper changes.  Where does the time go?

I hope you all are doing well! Please leave a comment and let me know what you’ve been up to!


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9 responses to “Updates

  1. I’m glad that breastfeeding is looking up. For something that is so natural, it doesn’t come easily to everyone. But in the long run, for me anyways, the early struggles were totally worth it.

    As for what I’ve been up to, someone gifted us an ice cream maker. I am making a LOT of homemade ice cream. Yum!

  2. You guys are gonna be such awesome parents. What a smart little boy to have chosen you. It gets easier and better, I promise!


  3. I’m happy that things are getting easier with the breastfeeding. It seems that the first 6 weeks are the hardest. Once you get into a groove, it gets much easier. Congrats!

  4. Yeah … I must have forgotten about the early stage of breastfeeding with mine, but my daughter has struggled getting the “dance” between mom and baby just right, and reading all the little cues. Her daughter is 6 weeks now and she still sometimes wonders if she’s still hungry when she cries after feeding. I hear about the desire for transparent breasts, maybe even with little lines on them saying, “one ounce”, “two ounces”, etc. 🙂

    She’s been expressing milk, too, so we were able to finally have an afternoon of babysitting while she and her hub went to see Alice in Wonderland. IMO, she’s a good baby, but I also get 8 hrs of sleep at night and only had her for 4 hours.

    Look forward to checking out your baby blog. Happy Parenting!

  5. Amy

    Everything sounds great there. You both are already great
    parents. Here in NE KS we were blessed with 5in. of SNOW
    yesterday and sun today. Love the sun.

  6. alisa

    look at all that hair-he is beautiful-you need to frame the photo of Joshua and dad with the tractor!

  7. Motherhood is a whirlwind, that’s for sure and you’re doing it all PERFECTLY! I am SO PROUD of you!

    I’m amazed at how much you have kept up online, while this grammy has pretty much dropped out to marvel out and drool over your new perfect baby!

    It is so amazing to see Ed in action as a new father; you both are wonderful together. Believe it or not, there will come a time when you just take spit-up, poop, and leaking milk in stride . . . and you may even be leaving the house without realizing you’ve sporting some of that on your clothing!

  8. I’m glad that everything sounds so good. And your husband sounds like a fantastic dad. There’s nothing better than seeing a dad with a baby. (I think!) lol!

  9. twoveganboys

    Congratulations. He is a beautiful baby. Nursing is tough. With Arthur I produced a ton of miilk. With our second son Adam it was hard for me. Very frustrating but both mum and baby get the hang of it. Congrats again.

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