Wednesday, 19 September 2007

It's been just over two weeks now and things are going pretty well. She's almost back up to her birthweight. She had dropped the accepted 10% of her weight in three days and I was pretty worried about it dropping more as my milk supply had yet to kick in. We had to supplement with formula for a few days which was nice for Joe as he was able to feed her that way.
We are off the supplements now, but it's still tough going with the breastfeeding. We're still trying to get the latch right so I'm not in constant pain! I have also developed a touch of mastitis, so the girls are feeling really tender right now. Apparently the trick is cabbage leaves.
In other news, I'm trying to get back in the swing of day to day life now. I have to start getting out on a regular basis. It's going to be tough to get out of the house with her in the winter, so I want to take advantage of the fall weather while it lasts. And her schedule seems to have settled down so I can maybe start doing things other than feed her and sleep now.

And finally, for posterity, here are pictures of her at one day, 9 days and 14 days.


Craftygrrrl said...

Such a Cutie!

Give the cabbage leaves a bit of a squish before you pop them into the bra and keeping them in the fridge helps to keep the smell down plus the coolness feels good on inflamed boobies.

knitty34 said...

She is so sweet Joyce, I love the little sleeper in the last picture.


Jillian said...

What a cutie! If you ever feel like going for a stroll in the 'hood and grabbing a coffee, give me a shout.

Sabrina said...

She is adorable with all that hair! I hope the mastitis goes away soon! Owwie!

Erin said...

so much hair! and skinny legs - she gets that from you!

Not An Artist said...

Awwww ;)