When I wrote the title the song from Aladdin popped in my head... Now I
want to watch the movie. Like I have time to sit and watch a whole
movie. Mason is currently napping so I have a little time to write a
blog entry. Things have been going well, there has been a couple rough patches, but overall things are going good.
We had a rough night on Tuesday. I think I tried to feed him on and off from 9pm - midnight. I had a little meltdown in that time frame and did not feel well at all. Tim finally made me go in to sleep at midnight and he sat up with him trying to get him to sleep. I found Tim sleeping on the couch and Mason in the swing (it was off) sleeping at 2:30. I went back out at 4 to switch with Tim so he could sleep in the bed and I could wake up with Mason. Looking back now I think that my milk came in that night - that is why I did not feel well.
He looks so tiny in this picture
We saw the pediatrician yesterday. Mason has gained 3 ounces, but we mentioned that we were not getting enough poops or pees in a day for him. She suggested I talk to a lactation consultant, which someone will be coming over early next week to talk to me and help with any questions. It is nice that we have that service in our county. I had a nurse call from the county offering to come and answer and questions I may have because I am a first time mom. We have to go back to the pediatrician tomorrow to get a weight check just to make sure he is eating well.
I must say though after the doctors appointment I have noticed that he is eating well, I can hear him swallowing. He has also been doingm uch better with his wet/stool diapers. I think that my milk finally came in and now we are in business.
I am feeling better and better each day. I am trying to rest when he sleeps. My naps feel great, especially sleeping on my tummy :) I really did miss sleeping on it. Getting used to breast feeding is definitely a journey. There are ups and downs, but I am still amazed how my body and how it produces food for Mason. A woman's body is an amazing thing.
Well it is time to feed Mason again and I think I am going to nap with him after this feeding.