Thursday, May 31, 2007

Molasses

That's how one of my friends with a very colicky baby described the passage of time in the eaArly weeks. I deem it accurate. I don't know if So.ren is colicky, but he certainly has a set of witching hours in the evening. And I am still constantly nursing/pumping. And I can't pump enough to stay ahead of him, really.

At the pediatrician, he had gained less than an ounce a day, but she said he was in the normal range. I am supposed to wean him off pumped-milk supplements by the next weight check on Monday. I got another plugged duct yesterday - this one from wearing the Bjorn, I think - which hurt my left side's output for the rest of the day. Sigh.

I have contracted with a traveling baby nurse/sleep trainer to come here for a week in June, then another in July. She uses the Happiest Baby and Baby Whisperer methods, which strike me as sensible, though I can appreciate how others might prefer different approaches.

Here are a couple of photos. One is of my birthday - a baby and a cupcake. The other is of So.ren doing whar we call his 'antlers' maneuver - he often holds his hands like this while nursing.


5 comments:

TLB said...

I love the antlers. You have to get video of him doing this so when he brings his dates over you can embarrass him by showing it to them.

statia said...

Could be growth spurts too. They go through quite a few of them in the beginning. 10 days, 2 weeks, and then 6 weeks, I believe (you'd think it being new, it'd still be fresh, but seriously, everything is a haze with infanthood). They're hell and no one tells you these things. It's like some big secret until you're in the midst of hell.

Sometimes gripe water works too. Sometimes.

These babies, man, they like to keep you on your toes.

My Reality said...

At least molasses is sweet, right?

Ceylon Sapphire said...

it does get better... it takes people a while to get into a rythm when dealing with a new baby...

it does get better....

Emmie said...

Your boy is so beautiful! So very happy everything is looking so good. Thought about you a lot wondering how it all went while I was away.