I am sure that many of you are wondering how we are holding up here with being first time parents.
Daniel is our precious little treasure. I cannot imagine life without him already, and he is only 6 days old today! I simply cannot believe that he will be a whole week old tomorrow.
He had his first pediatric appointment this past Friday and we learned that he has dropped nearly 9% of his body weight. :( It was in part due to a misunderstanding on my part about how long I should have been feeding him and in part due to my milk not coming in until Friday late morning. So, we have another appointment scheduled to do a weight check tomorrow (Monday) and then again mid week and then again end of the week to be sure that he is gaining. I am praying that there is some improvement since our visit.
Dennis has been AMAZING at being a new dad. I could nearly start to cry when I think about how blessed I am that God has given me such a wonderful husband and now a wonderful, caring, and fully capable dad. He has been so helpful and encouraging. He goes back to work tomorrow (Monday) and I am already so spoiled, I am wondering how I will do this for 10 hours while he is away.
We have had MANY MANY visitors, and LOTS and LOTS of yummy food brought to us each night. I cannot thank our church family enough for being so gracious with their resources and time to take care of us in this manner.
Physically I am doing much better, but emotionally, I am very tearful. I am just so in love with our new baby, and every little thing touches me to tears. I trust that this will settle down soon.
I know that I have a TON of pictures posted of him sleeping, but really, that is much of what he does all day. As far as how is sleeping and eating at night: since we have some sort of a milk supply in, I am pretty much getting up one LONG time at night. He will wake from anywhere between 2 and 3:30 and it takes me about an hour or more to feed, change, and swaddle him back up. Then he wakes again anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30. Dennis has been taking the late morning turn of entertaining him for a few minutes to allow me to sleep a little longer. I am pleased with his sleeping and eating at night, and it seems to be doable for me during the day, even though I am more tired than usual.
I love him.