Thursday, February 22, 2018

four weeks postpartum

My Rebekah is four weeks old! I can't believe it! She's so alert, watching everything, grabbing my finger and also her own hair. She's wonderful to watch and hold, and I love that God has given me nine months of pregnancy and four weeks of cuddles with her. I hope for many more years to come!

She is breastfeeding like a champ--but having lots of gas, so I think she might be swallowing a lot of air. She was over 9 pounds at her four week check up! But, because of some latch issues, we have an appointment tomorrow to check for tongue and lip tie on her. I am nervous for sure; I don't want her to have to get something clipped--I can't stand to see her cry. However if it helps her air-ingesting issues and colic I know it's the best thing.

So what is new? She's holding her head up a bit! Of course she's still wobbly, but she really is pushing up and looking around and trying to roll over (I think she'll roll over quicker than Reuben for sure, she naturally rocks side to side when we do tummy time).

Reuben is adjusting well. Tomorrow we are going to start on TV detox--I have been lax on our TV watching recently because of, well, postpartum. And lax on his food--he had Bojangles yesterday and Burger King for lunch today! Gasp. (haha)

Anyway, my postpartum period of rest is going well. I feel great--tired, yes, but no pelvic pain and my bleeding has stopped. I am able to do everything I need to do as a mom, if only I had time to do it. I am still going to wait until 6 weeks postpartum to exercise! Not that I have hours in the day to spare for that right now; with a curious toddler and an boob-loving infant that wish to be attached to me 24/7. Literally. 24/7. Have you seen my Instagram co-sleeping picture?

I am so blessed, tired, and yes stressed at times. I have the best friends, the greatest crochet ideas, and no time to spend on any of them. May God give me grace for myself.

proof I do feed him healthy things (bread by Maison d'Orion Catering)
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