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Friday, April 12, 2013

Week 2

Our sweet Jonah is 2 weeks old already. As you can see, he is simply delicious. And as you can tell, I'm completely smitten. The whole family is really.

He has a decent schedule/routine already, and we're figuring each other out a little more now. He sleeps longer stretches at night, so I feel like I get enough sleep. It's not a full night's sleep, but with a newborn it's decent.

I am having problems breastfeeding again. Sad. I just don't produce much. Right now we're in a good rhythm of nursing then supplementing. I'm taking herbal supplements (expensive) that are supposed to help with my supply and making more milk glands. So far I can't tell if they are really working, but I'm going to keep taking them for a while. We'll do whatever we can to make this work. And for now I'm glad the baby will nurse. But look out when he's hungry. He'll go from content or asleep to screaming mad in seconds!

As you can see, I just started using our cloth diapers. I was using newborn disposables, because this he is such a little peanut. I was at the point of deciding to buy more disposables or try the cloth. I thought they would be too big, nut the FuzziBunz on the extra-small setting seem to be working well. And the are so cute on him.

Matt and Zachariah are pretty in love with this little guy too. Zachariah wants to hold him whenever he can. Jonah likes to watch him with wide-open eyes. Matt misses the little guy when he's at work and enjoys snuggles in the evenings. He's taken to the baby really quickly (especially for not being much of a baby guy). Just seeing him love and care for Jonah melts my heart and makes me love him even more.

I am feeling great and adjusting well to having a newborn around again. We waited so long for this little guy, but I see again now how God's timing is perfect. I actually would really like one more baby (not too soon, of course). Taking care of Jonah makes that feeling grow. I think it would be nice to have two closer in age. And I know the end of my baby producing years is quickly approaching. Whether or not I would even get pregnant again, I don't know. And for a while now Matt has said he is done having children. So since that may be the case, I will treasure every moment with this baby that I can. I know we are very blessed by him.


Jessica said...

He is such a cute little peanut!

I love my Fuzzibunz diapers. They (and my BGs) are some of the only pockets I have that don't leak.

As far as the breastfeeding goes - I'm sure you've heard all of the advice already. But mine would be just to keep the baby at your breast as much as possible, even if it means you're nursing literally all day long. Hang in there!

As far as diet goes - there is a recipe floating around online for lactation cookies that seems to have a lot of ingredients that help with milk supply (plus the cookies make a good late night snack ;). I'm not sure if you drink alcohol or not, but dark beer or a glass of red wine always seems to help too!

Jana said...

What a sweet little guy! I'm glad everyone is adjusting well and enjoying their time with sweet Jonah. So sorry to hear about the breast feeding issues. :( I hope it works out for you guys!

P.S. I meant to tell you right after he was born that I love his name. I think it fits him perfectly! I adore the name "Jonah" but we couldn't use it because it's too close to mine.

d e v a n said...

He is so sweet!