Two Week Update

November 10, 2008

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. :-)

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Sassy November 10, 2008 at 11:29 pm

I’m so happy for you. :)

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katelin November 11, 2008 at 1:44 am

aw i’m so glad everything is working out so well for you. and love the new pic with you and binary boy :)

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Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) November 11, 2008 at 6:18 am

I agree; you’re BOTH doing great!

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Jessica Gottlieb November 11, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Uh, I looked pregnant for two years as I gained 75 pounds with each kid.

So excuse me if I’m not sympathetic…

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Cyndi November 11, 2008 at 8:58 pm

There’s no turning back – motherhood is here to stay. It’s a great place to be so enjoy it!

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dan boyle November 13, 2008 at 12:55 pm

I remember those early days with you and Tara. They were “magic”. Enjoy. Did you get “Loving Hands”?

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