Being home and breastfeeding is both fulfilling and overwhelming. I did not breastfeed with Mikayla because it just didn't work out for me, and my heart wasn't in it, but PJ decided he enjoyed it as soon as he was born, he took to it really well. He eats about every 2 hours for about 45 minutes, giving me a solid hour of sleep at a time, all night, even now. I try to pump as much as possible and wasn't really getting ahead, but I looked up tips online and managed to freeze about 11 oz so far. I want to have it in case I ever leave my lil munchkin I want to leave Pete some food for him!
My husband has been so super-duper fantastic throughout this pregnancy and birth. Am I surprised?... absolutely not. He wakes up during the night and provided I am able to leave him a bottle he will feed and change PJ and then walk around with him until he goes back to sleep... unfortunately some nights I am unable to provide this and just do it all night anyway. But my husband is a dream, he is just so in love with PJ and takes really good care of him. If it wasn't for the breastfeeding I know he would do even more!
I was able to cook dinner yesterday... and nap two times... and I feel like I'm actually beginning to get into the swing of things. Its been 3 weeks today (!!!) and is taking this long to adjust. I read that it can take 6 to 10 weeks for your milk to be in sync with your child, and I feel my body is beginning to do so.
PJ is just such a joy, he is not a crier and is overall a really good baby. Mikayla has been such a great big sister, we bought her Mario Kart for the Wii and her and Pete have been playing a lot lately, since we pretty much hang out together as a family (and all I do is breastfeed/pump on the couch!!). But she doesn't seem to have any issues, she is pretty independent anyway.
|my fav...sleeping together in the hospital|
|big sissy gift|
|found his thumb|