Monday, October 1, 2007

Our first week...

What a week it's been. So many different emotions - he's perfect! so beautiful! such a lot of work! It's been overwhelming at times, but God is giving us the strength and wisdom to get through one day at a time.


Feeding has been our biggest challenge. When ready to leave the hospital last Tuesday afternoon, Aaron still hadn't nursed well. Nurses told us it was because he was still recovering from his circumcision. But finally an astute lactation nurse noticed that he had a tongue tie that was preventing him from latching on (the tiny flap of skin under his tongue was too tight). The nurse taught us how to feed him via syringe, and I began pumping to get my milk in. After visits to our pediatrician, a pediatric ear/nose/throat specialist to have the tie clipped, and a lactation consultant, Aaron is finally eating well. Now I can't get him to stop. He wants to eat CONSTANTLY. Our midwife thinks we just might have a really fussy baby. She says as long as we know his needs are met, it's okay to just let him cry for a bit. I'm just glad to be done with formula and syringes.

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

What a cutie! You weren't kidding when you said he had a lot of hair (hey, he was wearing a hat in the last picture, so I couldn't tell!)

Aunt Janet said...

What a doll baby! I can't wait to hold my 1st baby nephew. What a head of hair he has. I remember the head of coal black hair you had when you were a baby Sarah.
Please let Aaron know that he is such a special baby to us folks here in Ohio. I have his pics on my cell phone and IPOD and show them off proudly. I am so glad all are doing well. Keep the pics coming.
Hugs and Kisses to everyone!

Sittintall said...

Holy Cow! He does have a head of hair. I think he has more hair than Katie @ 18mo old! I am so sorry you have had to go through so many problems in the feeding department. Rebo said it had been a tough week. I can only imagine feeding him through a syringe. Hope the fussiness gets better (although Katie is 18 mo and still fussy). But it usually does subside a bit around 6 weeks. Praying for you and thinking of you.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful little boy you have! It's great to see a picture finally!

I'm sorry to hear about all of the feeding issues you were having at first - I can only imagine how draining that must have been. But so glad to hear that things seem to be going so much better! Enjoy that cute little bundle!