Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A little Loss & a LOT of Gain!

a lot of gain...I took Mr. Henry to the docs morning for his 1 week check up- GET THIS: Okay, his birth weight was 8 lbs. 7 oz. When we left the hossy it was 8 lbs. 1 oz. At the doc last Wed. his weight was 8 lbs. 2 oz. Guess what it was today????? 8 lbs. 15 oz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God bless that booby milk!! I knew he was gaining and doing great because of the sheer amount of diapers we have been changing. INSANO!!! He probably poops 8 times a day and pees 10-12? It's pretty nuts! Dr. Williams also checked out his eyes (they're still yucky yellow from the jaundice and he's also been getting a bunch of goo coating his eyes). She said the goo is from blocked tear ducts and it should clear up within a YEAR!?!?! Poor bubs. But I guess its a good thing its not an infection... I was so sure it was some gnarly infection growing in his eyeballs. The yellowing of his eyes should be gone within the week- supposedly the eyes are the last to clear up. But other than that he doesn't need to be seen until he's 2 months old because he's above and beyond his birth weight. AWESOME news- since I really wanted to avoid hauling him in and out of the germ infested office. So yes, our little (well BIG) man is doing great. And what a boost of confidence for me- breast feeding went so horribly wrong with Maeve but its pretty evident that its working its wonders on Henry!

a little loss....Breast feeding is also helping me shed the baby weight. On average I lose 1-2 lbs. per day. I still look like I'm 5 months pregnant (grossssssssss) but it's encouraging to know that the weight is coming off. I am guessing breastfeeding will take care of another 5-10 lbs. And then I'll have about 20 lbs. to lose via working out and dieting.

This Friday night my parents are watching the kids (ahhh! Did I just say KIDS???) while Ryan and I finish up some Christmas shopping. I think we're also making a trip by Olive Garden- I've been craving some pasta & wine. It should be fun and I am sooooo ready to get out of this house- and not be headed to the hospital or the doctors.

4 comments:

Kase and Jules said...

Nolan had blocked tear ducts and they already healed themselves so it's all good! Massage his eye toward his duct on his eyelid with a warm wash cloth. I think it popped his open, yayy!

Ashley said...

yup that's what the doc said to do... although I am such a germ-a-phobe I hate touching his eyes...

The Paulk's said...

Both of my kids had the same issue and it definitely didn't take a year to clear up. I was also told (by the docs) that massaging his duct with a drop of breast milk on your finger works wonders!

Jessica Perry said...

I want to meet the little guy. You let me know when you're reading for a play date!