Friday, July 06, 2007

Night three at home

First night home bearable, second night home really good, third night home scary and loud.... We saw a new side to Hannah last night - angry, and it turns out hungry Hannah. The pediatrician thinks I am not producing enough milk to keep her full. Hence her lack of weight gain and constant crying last night. I think we have turned the corner this afternoon and she is actually sleeping peacefully for the first time in 18 hours. Looks like we may have to consider our options besides just breastfeeding.

Aside from that, things are going well and this has certainly been a crazy, amazing couple of days.

Oh yeah - we got a congratulations email from Mr. Kaufman. Josh had included Mr. Whitwell on the mass email who then forwarded it to him. I haven't talked to him since the GL alumni band!


sdb said...

Thanks for the update! I've been wondering how things are going.

kat said...

I'm sure you'll be pros by the time we get to meet Hannah!

Speaking of pros...who's ahead in the diaper count? :)

Tess said...

I'm reading a breastfeeding book ("The Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding"- like how it's not entitled "The Hundredth Breastfeeding Book with Probably the Same Info as Its Predecessors") that says the number 1 cause of babies not gaining wait due to breast feeding is a bad latch (this is where Kirsten always laughs and makes the sucking sound). Not that I even KNOW yet, but this doctor really thinks that people give up too quickly. But it sounds like you guys are truly parents! Wait, you ARE parents! Yikes!

Strangela said...

My breastfeeding book is called "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" What an awful name!! It is pretty helpful though and we will be seeing a lactation specialist today.

As far as diaper count goes Josh is ahead by a lot. During our long third night she literally blew through 4 outfits!! Josh got to change all of them!

kat said...

Ok, "womanly" and anything is just awful. The same more "manly." I laugh spontaneously when I hear either term.

I think Tess's "Hundredth" book title is probably the most accurate!

And yes, "latch" is funny.

sdb said...

"The Hundredth Breastfeeding Book with Probably the Same Info as Its Predecessors" - how's that for truth in advertising? Tell us Tess, was it the honest title that prompted you to buy the book?