Mar 7, 2016

Connor James: 1 Week


Dear Connor:

We had an interesting start together. Even though you were set to be induced, you decided to come all on your own four days early. I guess you didn't like the eviction notice we served you. You definitely came into this world fast and have kept us going since.

The first half of your first week was spent in the hospital. You have been pretty amazing from the start despite my rough go after delivery. You have latched pretty well. You eat pretty good - although all the time. You have let us get some sleep. We were pretty excited to get you home and start our new normal with your big sister though.

Of course once we got home you have kept us on our toes confusing the day and night like every newborn who has come before you. You do a great job of dropping into a milk coma and sleeping during the day but then night rolls around and you let your little voice be heard. When you do finally sleep at night, you only want to sleep on Mama and really don't want much to do with Daddy. But we are still doing pretty good on sleep, getting some 3 hour chunks in at the most. You have been more okay with me putting you down during the day but you definitely like to stay close by.

When it comes to eating you have that down. I just wish I could get a little more for you. I have been trying to do all I can to get you want you need but you have lost another ounce since leaving the hospital and just aren't getting all you need. Instead of 3 hours or so between feeding, we are at every hour and half because I am only able to provide about half of what you need. I am pumping after feedings but there hasn't been too much improvement yet. So for now we are having to supplement with some formula which isn't exactly ideal but we want to make sure you are getting all you need. So at just four days old you had your first bottle and you were definitely not sure of it but once you figured out it was full of food, you were all for it.

You don't seem to be very jumpy because you have a loud big sister who screams and makes a lot of noise but you barely flinch. She is excited for when you are big enough to play with her because to her you are pretty boring just eating and sleeping all the time. She does however think you are cute since she has said so on more than one occasion. And has taken to kissing you good night each night.

I can't seem to get enough of you. You have been an awesome baby and our first week together has been great. You have definitely worn me out this week but I wouldn't change it for the world. You make me happy. It's hard to believe that once upon a time you weren't in our lives at all and now you are here and I'm loving every minute of it. I love you so much little man.

Love, Mama

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