Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Swadsworth

Meet So.ren's alterego, Henry Swadsworth Shortfellow. This tight swaddle is pretty miraculous, I have to say, as are the related soothing techniques from this book, which the night nanny uses. Our little guy is also now on a three-hour daytime feeding routine, which seems much more humane to me (and my chest) than the two-hour routine. We are, however, chasing each feeding with formula, which means he's getting more like 50/50 formula/breast milk. But so be it.

I also may have spoken too soon about the dom.peridone. Although I pumped three ounces at one sitting a few days ago, that hasn't happened again. Maybe it's time to up the dosage. Meg, however, is having a better time with it, which is awesome!

My husband and I slept in the same bed at the same time for many hours last night - the first time in a month. How about that? I still didn't get a ton of sleep because I was kind of listening for the baby and also had to get up to pump. Also, we have become addicted to watching episodes of The Shield on DVD, and we stayed up later than necessary last night. We also finally signed up for Netflix and have several other series ready for us to watch (The L Word, Battlestar Galactica, Deadwood). Yay for TV!

3 comments:

My Reality said...

I am so glad all is going well!

statia said...

The Mini was all about swaddling in the hospital. Once we got home, he was all "eff this." It was sad.

Glad that you're able to sleep in the same bed. We were lucky in that our house was tiny when we brought him home, and really, there wasn't many places we could sleep. So we got to "sleep" together.

Sleep. Hahaha.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Sounds like everything is going well. That's great news!