Where has the past week gone? It seemed like it came and gone at the speed of light. Seriously though, what a week it’s been!
We are head over heals for Christopher, every single day brings a new challenge, a different routine and belly laughs. Chris and I just look at each other in the mist of a messy diaper change (sexy huh) and say this is the life. Really. It is. I may be unshowered, hair a mess, barely brush my teeth and still in my pajamas, but this little 5lb little guy is 1,000,000% worth it. Chris and I have laughed more at each other in the past 7 days than we have in 8 years. Speaking of Chris, he’s a pro at this Dad stuff. I love watching him with Christopher, it melts my heart when he has him. I just wish I could have seen more of this side with Nolan, he is such a good Dad. I can’t stop talking pictures of those 2.
For not reading any expecting books, and going crazy researching newborns, I think we have done a pretty good job.
Christopher came home on a Billi Blanket for his jaundice, he’s been on it every day since we have come home and daily morning blood draws. Usually newborns would have stayed at the hospital, but my ped agreed to let us attempt to fight it at home. So far, so good. Today it finally started to drop, so tonight is his first free night off the lights, no Glo-worm tonight. I can’t wait to be able to pick him up with out unhooking him, turning the power off, tripping over the unit to make it to the nursery to change him. I assume he will be much more comfortable too.
1 week old and..
We are still in preemie diapers
Swimming in newborn clothes and fits perfectly into preemies
He weighed 5lbs 2oz on Thursday and that’s up 2 ounces from his weight lost since birth
Can roll to one side or the other, and has to be swaddled at night in order to sleep and keep him on his back
Still thinks he’s in utero with the way he lays, ALWAYS curled up in fetal position with legs in air crossed.
LOVES sleep but also has his days & nights flipped…night shift baby
And went for his first walk around the neighborhood tonight
He’s perfect. I know everyone says that about their own child but I have never felt more complete in our new normal as I have this week. It’s been a long 18 months since our nightmare started, I think this week changed the path.
Thank you for all your emails, messages, comments and well wishes. I have every intention of sitting down and responding, but that’s all up to the lil guy. But, again… Thank you!