One Month for Adilyn

Just like that our little bean is already a month old! It feels like maybe two weeks have gone by but maybe that’s the sleep depravation talking. Okay it hasn’t been that bad… most nights.

The first week and a half or so were really hard. Adilyn lost way too much weight so we were back and forth with nurses for about a week. Thankfully my milk came in after about 3 days and her weight started increasing. I learned a lot from those nurses about different breast feeding positions and tricks to get the milk flowing better for her. I worn sugar coat it, I was an absolute wreck. I had more than one breakdown in that short period as I felt like I wasn’t good enough. I couldn’t keep my baby fed and she must be starving. It got to the point that we said after our next meeting with the nurse, if her weight didn’t go up at all we would switch to formula because I just couldn’t do it anymore.

Kyle and I were rotating who got to sleep and even then, it was for very short periods. I could barely do anything for almost three weeks because I was in so much pain. All I did was bleed, cry, and attempt to breastfeed. One thing that really stuck with us was actually something Julies fiancé said. You work on their schedule. It made a difference for me at least. Now instead of trying to get her down for the night at like 7 or 8. She goes down around 10 or 11 but she’ll sleep a 3-4 hour stretch. I’ll go to bed at the same time so I can get a good amount of sleep too.

Our swaddle is an absolute life saver. I know we won’t be able to use it forever and I’m already dreading when we stop. She loves being wrapped up like a little burrito. The cozier she is, the better she sleeps.

I’ve never used Google so much in my life. She got a bad diaper rash so we spent a lot of time googling that. Her umbilical cord fell off when she was like a week old but we didn’t know that could lead to her belly button bleeding a little a week or so later. She also had vaginal bleeding which is normal. It’s all my hormones leaving her. I had heard of that before but again, we still googled it to make sure.

I know there’s still so much to learn, and way more googling to do, but I’m trying to just take it all in. One day at a time. She won’t be this small forever and I want to soak in every moment. She’s already getting so big and outgrowing her clothes. She also has way more clothes than she can wear but still.

I have my 6 week postpartum appointment coming up soon, though mine is at 7 weeks. I’m still hunting for a paediatrician for Adi but fingers crossed, I might have found one! Hopefully I will have by her two month update.

Favourite Things: Snuggles, baths, swaddle, and her Nemo play mat.

Dislikes: Getting out of the bath and being cold.

xo

Brittany

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