I mean, really, does it get much cuter?
I think not. :)
Collen is adjusting to big brother life pretty well. I'm the one who needs more time to adjust. Having two is tough. There's no other way to put it. Balancing my time between the two has been the biggest struggle. Because of Charlotte being jaundice and the usual "waiting-for-the-milk-to-come-in-so-your-baby-can-nurse-like-crazy" beginning stages of being home with a newborn, I have struggled with finding the balance. Luckily, my mom has been here with me, so Collen has been spoiled by time with his favorite playmate! But, Mommy feels pretty guilty most of the time....I miss spending time just me and him.
Charlotte is a week old now. A WHOLE week! She is doing really well. She is a content baby....very easy and laid back. She sleeps a lot...which I'm trying not to worry about too much. I have to remind myself that newborns sleep. They eat, sleep, poop, repeat. Collen was always restless and alert most of the time. Charlotte is not...just have to get used to her being a different child.
We go in for a weight-check on Thursday to see how Charlotte (and by extension...Mommy) is doing. I'm hoping she is back up to 7lbs at least. She was 7lbs 5oz at birth and got down to 6lbs 10oz. At our last check, she was 6lbs 12oz, and that was after being weighed the day before at 6lbs 10oz. So, if she has continued on the 2oz a day track, we should be doing fine. She is peeing and pooping as she should be, so I'm feeling good about her feedings. I'm much less nervous this time around about feeding her. Collen was my first experience with breastfeeding, so it stressed me out and I obsessed over it to no end. This time around, I still obsess a little, but I'm more confident that she is getting enough and that my supply is good. I'm worried about keeping up my supply because I'm not able to pump much with Collen running around, but again....I'm not going to stress. And if it doesn't work out....then I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I will breastfeed her as long as I can and continued once I go back to work, but if it starts dropping off after returning to work....then I will deal with that as it comes. I'm just going to do the best I can.
I want to get Charlotte's birth story down, soon. I just haven't had time (ha! imagine that!) to sit down and get all of it together without missing something. It was quite exciting....yet uneventful. And uneventful is good for my deliveries! :) My midwife was thrilled to have a drama free delivery this time around.
Until then....thanks for checking in on us. The word of the moment is, "adjust" and we're doing pretty well. :)