Now that things have calmed down a little, it’s time for an update on Boogie who will be one month old on May 26th! I can’t believe our little man is almost a whole month old! Time surely does fly!
On May 2nd, Boogie made tears.
On May 6th, Boogie had his 1 week check up. Generally newborns lose some of their birth weight after being born. He weighed 7lbs 0.7oz fresh out the womb and 6lbs and some ounces (I will have to check his chart next visit for exact ounces.) on April 28th when discharged from the hospital. So when he was weighed at his 1 week checkup, he had gained it all back and then some! He weighed 7lbs 3.5oz. His length remained the same, 20in.
On May 12th he had his 2 week checkup and weighed 7lbs 15.5oz with a length of 20 3/4in.! His pediatrician let me know that I’m doing a great job breastfeeding and to keep it up. Breastfeeding is so rewarding to me, to think that a few years ago, I found it disgusting. I thought that it would feel strange having a baby sucking on my boobs, anyone for that matter. I’m very modest about the girls, they are tender, lol. Since I’ve started breastfeeding, I now see that it isn’t that bad and I can hardly even feel him nursing. I guess your nipples lose their sensitivity after a few feedings. There’s nothing like watching your baby nurse, knowing that he/she is enjoying a nutritious meal that your body has made naturally. Watching Boogie nurse, makes me want breast milk the way his eyes daze as he takes big gulps at a time.
Speaking of breastfeeding, I have a fast let-down on my right boob. At times the milk comes squirting out like a water gun. Of course it’s not fun for Boogie who gets frustrated when this happens. He can’t keep up and sometimes he ends up taking a breast milk shower. We always end up pausing until the shower slows down. I just started something like the football hold, but I hold his head up higher so that he has less of a chance of choking. My left boob is fine, however it needs to catch up with the right or the right needs to shrink. I’m in a constant battle with the girls trying to make sure they are both the same size. I try nursing more on the left because the more you nurse, the more milk is produced. I guess my left boob is just slower at producing. It’ll get it together.
I love my I make milk. What’s your superpower? raglan shirt from Attached At The Hip. I was lucky enough to win one during the 5 Minutes For Mom Ultimate Blog Party. These shirts are currently a best seller! You’ll pick one up if you want to be part of the cool lactating moms club!
The SuperMomz Blog is having a giveaway for a Comfy K Nursing Tank. I’m hoping to win since summer is near and I don’t have
much any nursing wear. TEN winners will be chosen May 27th!
If this isn’t the sweetest thing ever, I don’t know what is: Wet nurse feeds China quake babies.
On May 18th, Boogie had his first bath. We were still in Chicago so we didn’t get to use his little tub. He did really good, although he didn’t like it! I still can’t believe all that baby came out of me and I’m walking around now like nothing happened, lol. I’m 2lbs away from being back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was hoping to keep at least 10lbs. Aw well, maybe next time.
Boogie’s baby acne’s gotten muuuch better, but here’s a taste of what it looked like May 16th:
I was hesitant to show Boogie’s baby acne at first, but I changed my mind. I want other new parents to be able to see that yes it looks horrible, but it’s normal, and it will clear up in a reasonable amount of time. There’s nothing to freak out about although I almost blew an internal gasket. I just didn’t want people thinking we didn’t take the time to wash our laundry and things in hypoallergenic detergent or that we’re rubbing icky stuff on his face or something.
Of course I couldn’t showcase my poor baby’s face looking all pimpled up on printed photos, so with the power of Photoshop, I was able to create the after to send to family. If anyone needs some photo editing done, I’m taking requests!
Speaking of photos, we haven’t forgotten about the ones that we took in Chicago. I just have to “tag” them. I can’t bring myself to uploading our pictures without writing our website address on them. If a weirdo decides to do something with them, at least people know who they stole them from.
I now look forward to seeing what the next month of Boogie’s life brings! In the future I hope to be a little more on top of things with updates.