I’ve been busy… oh, with all that normal stuff you do with a newborn: nursing, changing, bathing, but also with laughing, gazing, smelling (how do they smell so heavenly!?), holding, bopping, cuddling and, really, just enjoying our son with all my heart.
Tomorrow, Kevin goes back to work, so it will just be Binary Boy and I during the day. Thankfully, he is the best baby anyone could ever hope for. More often than not, he is very content. I do my best to read his cues and I think he and I are totally in sync now. I am feeding him “on-demand” and he’s already set a schedule of every 2-3 hours or so. He usually sleeps (I usually put him in a sling or hold him) between feedings, but sometimes, he’ll lay in my arms, awake, and I’ll read to him or we’ll just enjoy each others company.
Honestly, he is just the best. It’s as if he tries not to cry, and instead, he’ll make a face or other noises to signal what he needs. We are truly blessed that he chose us as parents.
I’ve been working on his birth story in bits and pieces, and it’s about halfway done. Generally, I have a horrible memory, so it’s important to me that I get it all written down. I hope to get it done within the next week or so.
Today, we went for our 2 week check-up at the birthing center. I am very happy to report that everything is perfect – with both him and I. He weighs in at a healthy 7 pounds, 13 ounces. That’s over a pound from what he dropped down to in the days after his birth (6 pounds, 10 ounces).
Personally, I still weigh 12 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight, but I keep telling myself that it’s only been 2 weeks! I’ve gotten the okay from the midwives to start exercising at 6 weeks – I’m looking forward to it.
So, in general, everything is going very well. I feel tired (though, who isn’t nowadays? New mom or not!), but I’m still on that “newborn high”, and each and everyday I feel more like a mom.