Stone Levi: Four Weeks Old (HELP!)

had a nice quiet Christmas at home this year. we usually go hiking Christmas morning, but with intense wind and 30 degree temps, we opted for a nap in the living room instead. they say things change with a baby, and I’m ok with that!

our little man is giving us a run for our money. he is an amazing little eater – loves all the milk. he’s already 8lbs 7oz (birth weight was 5lbs 15oz!!) but if I had a nickel for every time he spits up what seems like a cup of milk after i nurse him, i’d have at least a dollar. Point is: I NEED HELP. I’m not proud of how frustrated I get after a feeding: he’ll nurse for a nice long stretch and do great, and the next thing I know, milk is flowing (I mean steadily flowing) out of his mouth. WHAT DO I DO?! I’ve talked to my nurse; she said to make sure his head is above his stomach and to burp him and then keep him upright for 30 minutes after each feeding. Done. Do that. I do that every time. Doesn’t help. We bought gripe water – tried it twice, hasn’t seemed to help. Whether he spits up immediately after a feeding or randomly 30 minutes later, it’s so defeating. I’m so defeated.

If you have any advice, I’m desperate. Absolutely desperate. I often lose it when I see the milk flowing out of his mouth. Tears flow down my cheeks. I just want him to be happy and full of milk. And he doesn’t cry when he spits up, fyi. He usually doesn’t mind it one bit. He’ll also get hiccups 9 times out of 10 after a longer feeding, which I’m sure means air is coming in somehow. I’m sure there’s a simple solution. Or maybe there’s NOT. and if there’s not, please break the news to me gently. This mama is begging for help.

Happy four weeks buddy. We love you and just want you to be happy. I’ll do whatever it takes. xo

Stone Levi: Week Three

 

Our little monkey is 8 pounds today! He’s gaining weight people – this make this mama super happy. All the feedings feel worth it. He’s growing. Thank the Lord. It’s easy to spend your entire day feeding your child and changing diapers and so you tell yourself, “there’s poo – so he’s definitely getting milk.” but then you still doubt.

But you can’t deny weight gain. whoohoo. thankful!

We’ve had a pretty good week. His belly button is finally officially healed from the umbilical cord – it was rough and bloody there for a while. We’ve had a bunch of beautiful visitors which I’m always thankful for. His hair is growing a ton which i LOVE. Gosh I love his furry little head of hair. I can’t stop kissing him. Last night was ROUGH. I think he had gas and he was inconsolable. That was hard. Grant and I took it out on each other and today we had to kiss and make up. It’s easy to take it out on each other. But we made a promise to not do that again . . . and we can’t break promises so . . .

We’ve been walking everyday which Stone loves. We’ve been spoiled with some warmer days, but tonight I just couldn’t squeeze in an outdoor walk so I opted for the treadmill. First “workout” in the new house – it felt good.

And on the topic of working out, I’m excited to do some postpartum updates. Would y’all be interested in that? I find it so beautiful how our bodies and lives after baby are so different.

Thanks for reading! xo