I have good news! For one, Brady is nursing really well! I can't believe it but somehow something clicked with him and he latches like a champ! He was doing an amazing job at it for about a week and hardly supplementing at all until this week when his appetite seemed to have doubled, lol. It is so much easier than fighting to feed him, or feeding him formula and then pumping. The past few days though he has been getting more formula and I'm ok with it! I know we have worked hard at this so I'm really ok with where we are now. I plan on making some lactation cookies tomorrow (granted this lil man cooperates), which may or may not help but any excuse to eat cookies!
I had a dr appt today and the opening of where the hematoma was 10 cm deep and now it is less than 2 so we are healing. She thinks that next week I won't need the nurse to come anymore! I am so flipping exciting about this I could do a little jig! I am ready to have my life back, and start getting active again! I am ready to exercise again!
and....it only took 3 weeks but I finally got my wedding ring off!! I also was able to wear real shoes again! I haven't tried anything other than my tennis shoes but it was nice to wear something else other than flip flops.
So, it's been a good week. Last week marks half-way into my maternity leave so I am ready to enjoy it fully! Right now my excitement of the day is getting the mail.....
Today, marks 1 month! I cannot believe how fast these weeks are going and it makes me sad to know that within a month or so I will be back at work. We still don't have daycare figured out 100% and I really don't know how well I will handle doing back to work! :( We are moving to a new building that is WAY further (think 30+ miles one damn way with bad traffic) I don't even wanna think about it.....
Anyway, he had his 1 month checkup today and my little porker has gained 2 pounds since birth. He now weighs 9 lbs 7 1/2 ounces. Piggy :) He also grew 2 inches! I have a feeling we are going to have a chunky man on our hands! (Blake was a VERY chubby baby, and had rolls on his rolls, lol)
I will post pics soon! Especially since he is now 1 month old! He is starting to stay awake more often and look around....and he loves to look at his mommy and daddy! :)