He is growing and I would guess is over 8 pounds now (he gets weighed on Monday.) This past Monday he was 7 pounds and 11 ounces. He gained 11 ounces in one week!! My child can EAT!! The doctor said the "normal" amount of time a baby nurses per feeding is 12-15 minutes. Harper prefers 30 minutes and sometimes he still downs 2 ounces of formula an hour after. It is really impressive. Just like his daddy, he can eat and eat and still stays slim and trim. Glad daddy passed him those genes! Normally babies get back to their birthweight when they turn two weeks old. Then they typically gain one ounce per day. Well Harper was underweight that first checkup and unfortunately even with his tremendous amount of growth this past week, he is still considered about an ounce underweight. So I have to feed him often. I really hope by Monday he is where he needs to be!
I am still sticking in there with the breast feeding. It is not getting any easier but I have convinced myself that it will soon! I hope that time comes and much needed rest comes with it. I think Harper would actually sleep a good bit through the night but right now I am waking him up during the wee hours of the morning for his feedings. I really have no idea how long he will stay asleep on his own. Four hours would be FABULOUS!
Baby battle of the week- My husband and I are trying to determine when Harper should sleep in his nursery in the crib. Right now he sleeps in the Snuggle Nest in between us in bed. Sweet Auntie Caroline got Harper the Snuggle Nest and he LOVES it! I love it because it makes it easy to feed him throughout the night, I honestly can't imagine having to get out of bed every few hours to go feed him in the nursery. And I like knowing he is right next to me so I know he is safe and breathing well throughout the evening. Not to mention, he holds my hand when we sleep and I think it is the sweetest thing ever! But my husband has been told by several people that the baby should make the transition to the crib as soon as possible. What do you all think? Any good mommy advice would be appreciated!
|He sticks one arm out so we can hold hands. Love him!!|
This week... not so much. We lost to Kentucky in true "Gamecocks blow it in the last quarter" fashion. It was miserable and I think Spurrier made a horrible call when he decided to try to go for a touchdown at the end of the game. Personally, I would have gone for the field goal. Spencer would have had that, no problem. Then you tie it up and win in OT. Today was a sad day for gamecock fans!!
Well I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am off to... you guessed it, feed the baby! :)