8.19.2008

Thank you for your patience! :)

It's been a crazy few days!

We were able to come home from the hospital on Sunday (got home about 3pm). We could have left on Saturday, but figured we'd get more "rest" staying there! (Isn't that sad! haha!) I was glad for the extra time there, but still very glad to come home - home to my bed, my couch...my baby!!! I was so glad to see Keaton for more than about 5 minutes! I missed him terribly. He wasn't too sure what to think of me at first and pretty much avoided me for about 24 hours (I tried not to take it too personally!) But today, he's been much more snuggly with me, which I am really enjoying :)

**From this point forward, because half the time, I may be typing one-handed, Keaton is "K" and Benjamin is "B"** :)

K has been awesome with B! I was so glad that we worked on "gentle" and K patting my belly. He has (minus 2 times) been very gentle with B. He loves staring at him while he (B) is in his swing. He's given him a handful of kisses and been very proud of himself for being gentle :)

B is doing...well, he's being a newborn! :) We're having some nursing issues (which is very hard for me because I had virtually no issues with K) It's made for some long evenings but we were able to meet with the Lactation Consultant after his appointment yesterday and she was very helpful and encouraging (like always!) We'll go back tomorrow and do a re-check of his weight (he did lose a little, which is typical in the first days, but not at all enough to be "concerned" about) and re-evaluate how he's nursing (his latch, position, etc...) Other than that - he pretty much eats, sleeps, and poops (and pees)...typical newborn behavior! :) We're trying to get him to realize that being awake from 9-1am is not what we have in mind (atleast he's not awake screaming from 1-5am like Keaton did!)

I will be posting more details about the birth for those interested in knowing them in the next couple of days...

For now - here's what everyone has been waiting for! :)

B resting on my legs after a good feed...

K thinking "WHAT is going on?!" :)

4 day old cloth diapered bum :-D

Sleepy man!

Yes, he does open his eyes...

For a short time ;-)

K giving lovin' to his brother!

Thumbs up! This guy's not so bad!

2 people have shared!:

Angela said...

He's too cute! Glad to know you made it home safe!

erin blakley said...

Precious! I'm so glad Keaton is doing so well with him!