This baby isn’t gaining weight well enough! I don’t know why, honestly. I’ve had five kids and he nurses around the clock. My best guess is he is a sleepy, lazy nurser and very slowly, leisurely sucks when he latches and then falls asleep at the boob and doesn’t really drink anymore after a minute or two. Not more than a few sips here and there anyway.
Oh and don’t hate me but, he’s my very first baby to sleep decently well at night. Which is funny and sad that he’s the one I have to worry about sleeping at night because he shouldn’t be sleeping too much at night, and not eating anyway! His first week he regularly slept one four hour stretch at night. By the second week he was giving me a five hour stretch! This has never happened to me! My babies have always, always been up every hour or two (or all night long: Payson and Ember!) so waking up around 3am and realizing I slept soundly the last four hours is confusing and awesome and yet, then I feel awful because he needs to be woken up to eat! haha
After his weight check (where we had to schedule yet another weight check despite them weighing him, then having me nurse him, then weighing him again and him gaining two ounces in that time!) we headed over to Sonora Quest to get his second PKU test done. That went easily enough.
Oh I didn’t mention! The kids had no school that day for Thanksgiving break so Allan worked from home so that he could go with me to the appointments. I’m glad because five kids at two different places probably would’ve been crazy.
I have about a hundred breastfeeding pictures from Everett’s first few weeks of life but I haven’t bothered to share them here. Not because I find anything wrong with breastfeeding or breastfeeding photos and not that I’m embarrassed by them but I have family, including male family members, who read my blog sometimes so I decided to keep this blog PG for their sakes 😉
That said, Allan took this photo and I liked it so I edited it to share. lol
They had me put the warming thing on his foot. While waiting I kept thinking back to when Brooklyn had her pku test and I cried and cried along with her while they collected the blood. I hated the woman doing the test because I thought she was torturing my baby! haha! First time mom. hee
I took pictures a lot that day. I took so few the first week I felt like I needed to make up for it, I guess. haha!
It annoys Allan to have his picture taken in public (can you blame him?) so I told him, “Are you so happy I’m taking this picture, Allan?” Do you think he was?