Well, breastfeeding is going much, much better. I have had many times that I have wanted to throw in the towel, however. It is definitely the hardest thing I have ever done...ever. It is difficult in so many ways. First, we struggled with latching. Jacob and I never had real skin-to-skin time in the hospital after the delivery, and because of my C-Section the lactation consultants really only showed us the side-lying position. We also supplemented with formula in the hospital because he was jaundice. Once we were home, he and I basically had to start over and learn everything together. Now we are in a much better routine...but then...the reflux started!
We noticed Jacob was gagging and swallowing his spit up (he never really spits up), so we took him to see our amazing pediatrician. He was miserable! The poor little guy could barely sleep he was so uncomfortable. Now, he is on Zantac and is sleeping in a rock and play, and is doing so much better!
Jacob has been in his crib since Day #1, but due to his reflux, he has been in his rock and play for the past few nights. On our pediatrician's recommendation, we ordered a foam crib wedge for his crib that will help keep him inclined at night, so we will try the crib in a few days. He is pretty much waking up twice a night to eat, around 1:00 and 4:00, but the other night he only woke up once! Let's keep the momentum going little man!
Jacob has such an inquisitive little personality. He always looks like he is studying the world around him. He loves, loves snuggling and wants to be held at night before bedtime for as long as we will hold him.
We truly can't remember life before him. We have started nicknaming him our little "squishy" due to his squishable cheeks and face. Other nicknames include JT, Jam Master J, J Twizzle, Jigga Man, and Squeaky. Yeah...my husband and I love nicknames.
Diapers: Size 1
Clothes: 0-3 months and growing like a weed!
Likes: Snuggling, eating, his swing, walking around, being swaddled, bathtime as long as he is in the water and warm
Dislikes: Diaper changes, being cold, his reflux
Firsts: Bath, trip to pediatrician, trips to Target