Her hair is really curly after a bath but then it straightens out. I wonder what it is going to look like?
Time flies when you are busy caring for a newborn! Plus we had a very busy last couple of days. Addison has now been in the world over a month. WOW it does not seem like that long ago, and yet she has changed so much! Here are some of the highlights from the past week
We are getting much better at the breastfeeding thing, thanks to a 2 hour session with the lactation consultant at the hospital I delivered at. She was great and helped us with the latching issues we were having on one side. My little eater was putting a very painful ridge in my nipple and that was causing it to crack and bleed (I know really really fun!) So now we are using a different hold and it is getting much better. She still tries to maneuver my nipple into the painful position every once in a while but I just reposition her. She is a stubborn little thing!
The thrush is finally going away. HOPEFULLY! The inter breast pain is mostly gone but the nipples have not completely healed yet. Hopefully all the treatments I am putting on them will clear it up.
I got a very painful abscess right beside my left breast under my arm and I had to have it drained today. HOLY CRAP did that hurt! Hopefully it will heal and I can be pain free all around. The doctor is not sure if it is related to breastfeeding or not but either way I hope I never get one of those again.
We had a house full of guests this weekend! My Grandma, aunt, uncle, cousin, his girlfriend and their 3 month old came to see us from NC on Sat. and stayed until Monday. It was great to see everyone but man is it tough juggling all of those people and a newborn. Not to mention my brother, sister and my mom were all over at my house too.
My aunt holding Addison
My Grandma holding Addison
Addison and her 3 month old cousin Sid.
As far as the sleeping at night it is going okay. Some nights are better than others. Some nights she will go to sleep at 10 or 11 and get up 2 times to feed (a good night) and then other nights she wants to fuss until 1 or 2 and is up every 2 hours to eat. Hopefully she will start to sleep a more normal routine and we can get into a dependable schedule.
She had her first diaper explosion this week. ALL over. Up her back out the leg holes. We had to throw her right in the tub. Then she did the same thing the next night. Luckily she has been contained since then. Man those were fun. At least breastfed baby poop doesn't smell to bad.
She FINALLY lost her umbilical cord. I thought she was going to hold on to that thing forever. Almost a whole month with it!
We have been getting out more. Going to do some shopping and we finally made it to Starbucks!
I left her for the first time at home and went up the street to the grocery store with my grandma. Of course right after a feeding and we were only gone about 30 min but it was a long time to me. Gosh it is hard to leave them.
We are taking a hiatus from pumping. Apparently nothing is wrong with me or the pump it is just a lot harder than you think and at least I don't get much at all to show for it. While I still have the thrush we can't save the milk anyway so we are not going to do it for a week or two.
She had a bottle of some of the breast milk I had pumped. She had no issues taking it and went right back on the breast. So hopefully no nipple confusion for this little one.
Addison with my brother and sister