Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Welcome Home Dad!
Well life is good but it certainly hasn't slowed down any.
My husband is home from deployment and loving doing all the Daddy things (yes, even changing diapers). He is amazing with Everett- not that I'm at all surprised- and Everett loves being with him, too. He definitely knows who his daddy is. I love their time together too since it means I can have time to get things done. It's been great having him home (and being home in VA) the last couple weeks. He has been back to work since Monday though and won't be home until Christmas Eve morning. He leaves again for 3+ weeks at the end of January also but I'm just glad to have him home for Christmas.
I also start back to school in January to finish up my prereq's for the RN program... Which means daycare. I hate the thought of it. I don't like leaving Everett for a few hours, let alone all day long. Thankfully I will only have to be on campus two days a week though, AND one of my best friends works at the daycare he'll be going to so I can always have her check in on him for me. It is a very nice (and clean) facility which makes me feel a little better also. It isn't cheap though, another reason I'm glad he'll only have to be there two days a week.
Well Mr. Everett will be 10 weeks old tomorrow and we are still breastfeeding. I'm having a big issue right now though.The other night my wonderful son let me sleep for seven whole hours!! (He must have known yesterday was my birthday- the big 21, whoo hoo!) BUT, since then my supply has been very low. I've been trying to feed him every two hours instead of the usual three just to get my supply up again but he'll only nurse for 5 - 10 minutes instead of 15 because there just isn't enough in there for him. I've also tried pumping in between and drinking more water. I don't know what to do. I'm starting to get a little nervous as I'm hoping to continue breastfeeding for quite a while. Any suggestions to get my supply back up?
Aside from everything else going on, Ev has been hitting some milestones. Of course I'm happy and excited but it certainly makes me see just how quickly the time is going. He is "talking" (aka cooing, making vowel sounds) all the time now and smiling like nobody's business. He has outgrown the newborn diapers and moved up to a size 1, and he is in size 0 - 3 month clothing and just about bursting at the seams. He is such a tall boy!
He also had his first overnight hospital stay.. not such a pleasant experience. He got very sick over Thanksgiving and they were afraid of pneumonia so they did x-rays and bloodwork and found that he had the croup and also a heart murmur. He had to have an IV and that was a little hard to watch as a mom, but I held his hand and he toughed it out like a big boy :). His eyes are starting to lean more towards brown, too- just like his dad, as if he'd get anything from me. This kid looks like he spent nine months in his daddy instead of me, that's for sure, lol. Anyway, here are some pictures from the last few weeks....
Smiling for his daddy....