Life with a wonderful baby boy!

We are SOOOOO enjoying our first week with Griffin. Dont get me wrong it is a very big change in life, but we just cant get enough of him and therefore seem to forget that he cries at night and makes us lose sleep :) He is doing pretty well though at night, both sleeping well in his bed and getting up just about every 3 hours. We went to the doctor on Friday for his first check up and they were a bit worried about his weight loss, down a whole pound since birth. So we made sure to use my supplemental breast milk and feed him extra good and went back today and he had gained 4 ounces in one day!!! HUGE PRAISE. Let me tell you there is nothing worse than feeling like you are starving your child as a new mom. You can pray that he will do better with his breastfeeding. He and I are both still trying to figure it out and we have our good feeds and bad ones.
Our first 2 days at home were rather crazy, trying to get adjusted with our new life that TOTALLY revolves around our little man. We would come to the end of the night and realize that the day had gone by and we had really done nothing but feed him, get him to sleep and change his diapers ha. BUT yes we know.. such is life now as a parent :) Today however we really felt more like we had a better flow of things and got out of the house a bit. We had our very first walk and Griffin loved it (he slept the whole way of course ha).

Here are some pictures for the grandparents of our last couple of days!!!


Tara said...

Guys he is the sweetest thing! Sounds like you are getting the hang of being a parent! The times where you can just sit down and relax are so much nicer now since it doesnt happen very often. Ha! Lindsey, I will pray for you with the breastfeeding. Dont hesitate to email me with any questions. Believe me I asked all of my experienced nursing friends tons of questions and it helped so much. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

You were not starving Griffin, all newborns lose weight, that is why they check him. Your a wonderful mother and breastfeeding will get better with time.
Love you,

Tara said...

Oh, you guys seem so happy! He is the cutest little guy and you all sound like you are excellent parents, doing exactly what you should be doing with him!

Hang in there with breastfeeding. The first 2-3 weeks are a learning experience for you and him, but after then, you will both get the hang of it, and it is so much easier and faster. Like the other Tara, please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I am a huge proponent for nursing and was able to nurse my twins for 13 1/2 months without ever having to give them formula! So, if I can do it, so can you!

Praying for you guys!

Liz said...

please no more pics of JR's hairy white legs ha ha ha love u3 sis

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