well i’m sorry that i still haven’t been up to posting. it seems when i have the time, i don’t have the energy, and vice versa. add to that still being in pain, and having a little one who thinks he needs to nurse ALL THE TIME, and it doesn’t leave me much computer time!
tomorrow (night) jamin will be one week old. can you believe that?? i sure can’t. he is so precious, wonderful and adorable. he truly is a beautiful little boy. he has a sweet and mellow disposition (most of the time LOL). i have been worried for a few days about how much thinner he has looked, and his yellowness has concerned me too. i was sooooo thankful when we went to have his required labs today, that the lactation consultant was there. she gave me the little supplementation kit (the little tiny tube thing) and said that he wasn’t too yellow and that i shouldn’t be worried about it. however, he has lost 10 oz. so he was only 6lbs 2oz. 🙁 that’s a 9% loss, and 10% losses are when they get really concerned. she assured me that it’s not my milk – i have a lot of milk. and his latch seemed to be fine. she just mentioned the cycle some little ones go through, that they are too tired to nurse, so they have no energy, so they are even more tired and nurse even less. the same thing happened with jeremiah, and probably josiah too.
i’m hopeful we can turn it around. nursing every two hours (three hours at night), giving 1/2 an oz of a supplement each time, and putting him in the sun each day…also pumping after every feeding so i keep up production. i think he will be fine. the funny thing is how many poopies and pees he’s having. you wouldn’t think there would be any problems with gaining weight! sigh.
we are supposed to do newborn portraits tomorrow…but i don’t know if we have the money to do so. 🙁 it makes me so sad! we didn’t get them in the hospital because they were much too expensive, so jerry promised we could get some at jc penney’s this week.
speaking of pictures…i finally got them edited and up at winkflash for viewing. http://www.winkflash.com/PHOTO/signin_es.aspx?esf=xptysapxyjr7if0ogzsw8pfmsdl2tm
remember you have to have a winkflash account to view!
please keep praying for us! God bless!