Saturday, January 25, 2014

Harper is 3 weeks

Harper is 3 weeks old, already!

Life has been good. Taking everything day by day with adjusting to two children. I'm lucky to have hubby at home for a few more days still. However, he returns Monday :/ I think what worries me most is staying on track with eating right and having time to take care of myself! The biggest reason for that is to provide the good stuff to Harper! I know it will get hectic at times...often.

Speaking of nursing. We are doing great. With Addison I struggled every single minute of every single day the first three weeks. I didn't have enough supply, so I supplemented which ended up backfiring even more. Also, her latch wasn't strong. We stopped all together by 4 weeks. I was devastated and felt like a failure. Addison was never a good sleeper either. I was lucky if she solidly slept an hour day or night- and that is no stretch of exaggeration. It took her until 19 months to sleep through the night. Lucky thing she is cute, huh? :) The exhaustion physically and emotionally terrified me about ever having a second child.

I prayed that Harper would go easier on me. From the first latch at the hospital she has been amazing. She will nurse 8-10 minutes each side and sleep for 2-3 hours. It seems like the last week or two she's been wanting more at one point during the day. So it requires extra nursing for a few hours. But still, I can't complain. She's growing super well and sleeps for 'periods' of time. She is very tummy sensitive. A good burp is a must, or it's spit up/hiccups/crying. And she hates being on her back 90% of the time. She has to sleep at a good incline. We co-sleep half the night. The other half (usually the first part of the night) she is in the rock and play. I'd like her to be in the rock and play all night soon. At two weeks she was up to 6lbs 13oz and 19.75 inches. However, I would not be surprised if she put on a whole pound this week, she is surely filling out!

And here she is on her 3 week birthday...
Let me just say she's a tough client!! I'm lucky to get any shots of this little turkey.

Harper 3 weeks

Harper 3 weeks


Emmy said...

Yea! So happy she is doing so well and nursing is going much better. It really makes a huge difference to be able to get at least some sleep.

Beautiful pictures. I love love the fur in the basket.

Tara said...

she is beautiful! Yay! For better sleeper and nurser so far! :)

Nicki said...

She's just beautiful! I think she looks a lot like Addison's baby pictures!

Kat said...

Soooo happy to hear that things are going so well! I'm thinking of you lots and lots. Those first few weeks (ok, months) can be hard but they're so amazing.

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