Finding titles when it’s just a normal update and I’m not in pregnancy anymore is hard!
Today Peanut has been eating more, likely in preparation for a growth spurt that should happen around the 2 week mark. I think we’re going to make a lactation appointment as she isn’t latching as deeply as she should. While the nipple pain goes away typically within a minute like it should, the pain is pretty intense at first. And there are definitely times when she is barely latching. With a deep latch we could spend less time nursing which would be really nice. Then more time could be spent sleeping or playing. Besides, I don’t want it to be so painful at first, though my nipples don’t look the worse for wear. Basically, I want professional advice because what I was taught doesn’t seem to be sufficient. The other thing we need to check on is her little baby boobs. Due to the hormones of birth and all that hers are swollen with a possibly blocked duct. It doesn’t look infected, but it seems to be a bit painful at times. We’re keeping an eye on it.
Yesterday she had a good streak going of peeing during a diaper change. The most impressive was the second time with my wife where she made an actual fountain! Thankfully we’ve learned to use two layers of protection when changing her, since we’re not going to the changing table at this point. That would require leaving the living room.
My wife has been giving lots of kisses which is teaching Peanut to actual anticipate them. It’s adorable. What’s funny is ‘the internet’ says she shouldn’t be responding so much to us, but clearly there are kids who do respond early. It will be interesting to see how she continues to develop.
I find myself continuously surprised at how slowly my insides are healing. I mean, I know intellectually that my body did something intense, which basically bruises the body from the inside. If I were eating the amount of food I ‘should’, that might also speed the healing, but I haven’t figured out how to eat that much yet. The bleeding has reduced at least, so that’s good. Sometimes I need to use the ice pack if I overdo it, but not every day. On the plus side, my emotions have evened out a lot so I haven’t had such a bad time as those two days last week. I even took a quick grocery trip without issue. Hooray! Now I can start making appointments for other things, like the chiropractor.
Today my parents arrived. That leaves me with a tad more free time. I finally paid up some bills and have a huge list of things to do tomorrow to start catching up on life. I totally forgot to add Peanut to the insurance, which needs to happen asap. We also want to get to the stores to shop for a new car seat that she will hopefully like better. We have the money from our tax refund and it will make a difference on road trips and such.
And now, it’s time to get back to baby life. Time to feed her and get everyone to bed.