Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Postpartum week 2 - Baby

How is our baby already two weeks old!! Time flies when you don't sleep and spend 24 hours a day caring for a little one.  Here is a run down of our first two weeks with baby:

Sleeping

I think he is a good sleeper. Sometimes we get 3 hour stretches which is pretty amazing at two weeks. There are some problems though.  He won't sleep on his back and seems to have the ability to roll over already.  I know that seems crazy but I have woken up multiple times to find him pressed against the mesh of his co-sleeper.  If I put him on the big bed with no blankets or pillows near him he will sleep upwards of three hours soundly.  I don't know what to do at this point as I am aware of the SIDS risk and "back to sleep" warnings.

Eating

He eats like a champ. Eight days post birth he had passed his discharge weight and was three ounces shy of his birth weight. I am anxiously awaiting his appointment next week to see how he is progressing.  Breastfeeding still hurts at first latch but is getting a bit better.  Right now we are testing out different bottles to see if we can successfully get daddy to feed him.  It is a process of trial and error right now.

Play

My parents are here for a visit and bought him a play gym. He is fascinated with the mirror! It is really quite funny to watch him stare at it and make his funny little noises.  He is also fond of a big teddy bear we have, mainly due to the big black nose.  He has  little conversations with the bear every morning.

If you have advice on the sleep situation I would love to hear it! 

 


4 comments:

  1. Hi Lindsey, thanks for the follow. I enjoy your blog, as a new mother and runner. Congratulations on the new baby! It is quite the adventure.

    My little man rolls over on his stomach as well, but he didn't do it as early. I just put him to sleep on his back and the reasoning is if they can roll on their back they can roll back over. We actually got the motion detection mat you can put under their mattress. It beeps if they haven't moved for 20 seconds. One time it actually went off and I ran in there and he was stiff and not moving so I think it was well worth the money for us. It might give you piece of mind at least.

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  2. We have that mat too! (I just haven't moved him to the crib yet). Thank you for the comment! I am looking forward to reading more of your blog and learning from other moms. How long did it take for you to get back out running??

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  3. We did the opposite with the crib. He started out sleeping in his crib and then we moved and we got in the habit of bringing him into the bed. He will fall asleep in his crib but then wake up in the middle of the night and won't go back to sleep unless he's in our bed. He has us wrapped around his finger haha. I believe I started running at four weeks, but it could have been six weeks. It was all a blur! I started doing yoga and spin class around the same time as running. I pushed myself a little hard because I ended up with some injuries. I did do a sprint triathlon six months after he was born though.

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  4. Wow!! Congrats on the tri :) I might try a short jog on a treadmill at four weeks and see how it feels (if I can arrange some time away from him by then). Right now I feel he is most happy in our bed which is probably setting us up from some issues down the road. Right now it is about surviving these first weeks and getting some sleep in haha

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