Time is flying by!
Things are going well. Chase is doing very well and growing fast. He's a big boy and eats a lot! He's a good baby and really only fusses when he's hungry (and wants his food NOW) and pooping. Sometimes he has a hard time pooping and really strains and fusses. I've been giving him gripe water for the gas and tummy troubles and I think it seems to calm him down some.
My dad flew in last week and this past weekend my mom went back home. I have had a really hard time with her leaving. She was much more help and I needed/need her more than I expected. I have dad with me for the next two weeks so that's really nice. Mom and I are not so great in the kitchen so meal time was a little difficult, but that's where dad comes in. He's been making me some really nice meals and helping out with the dishes and washing pump parts which is a neverending chore.
I had a root canal last week that necessitated taking several medications and my research led me to think that I shouldn't feed Chase breastmilk within several hours of popping my pills. The dentist gave me vicodin (which I haven't taken) and Prednisone which I needed to take. I BF during the early morning hours, pump in between to try to build a supply, take my pills around 2pm, pump and throw out my milk from 2pm until 10pm and then supplement his feedings with formula if I have to. It's a lot of work, but thankfully this kid is such a chow hound he doesn't give a rat's ass what he's eating or how it's given to him; boob, bottle, formula, milk, he doesn't care and just wants his fill.
His chord stump finally fell of this morning. YAY! That darn thing was gross and annoyingly in the way. We had a diaper blow-out yesterday and I had to give him a bath (he hates them) which is much harder to do with a fussy, squirmy baby while trying to avoid and keep the chord dry.
We have his one month check up on Friday and I can't wait to see how big and tall he is.
His stats so far:
Birth - 9lbs 1oz, 21 inches
4 days - 8lbs 7oz
8 days - 9lbs
14 days - 9lbs 13oz, 21 3/4 inches (95% & 90% respectively)
Pictures I took after his feeding yesterday morning.