I'm so in love...he is soooooooo lovely and beautiful and perfect! His eyes make me melt and he's even smiled at us already (we think)! Nursing is still a bit of a challenge- he seems to love one boob and can't stand the other! I don't get it. My nipples seem to be way too huge for his mouth or something so we struggle getting a latch, but once we do it's smooth sailing and I love watching him nurse. He is still sooo sleepy and gets all drunk and ridiculous after just a few moments of nursing and I have to use drastic measures to keep him up to finish (cold cloth on his forehead). My milk came in today and he was super happy about that! It seemed to help the nipple situation a bit too. I can't really nurse sitting up all the time, we just can't get our position right, he has crazy frantic head movements sometimes, and my boppy just doesn't work for me! Maybe the short torso thing again, I dunno... The side-lying position really works for us, but I need to really practice other ways. Anyway, I'm soo determined to get good at this especially seeing how much he loves it.
I'm going to have to start a shameless baby photo sharing thread like I've seen in one of the other DDCs soon...
I heard from one of the mamas that was in my birth class yesterday and my heart broke for her.
She was due almost a week before me and faced the same pressures to induce on and agreed to it without really knowing anything about it. She was induced on July 1st, had crazy intense pitocin contractions but no cervical dilation, went in for c-section and the baby spent 4 days in NICU...and when they got him out he had been circumcised without their knowledge or permission.
This was at the same birth centre as I went to. She seemed ok about it all and I didn't want to make a big deal out of it if she was feeling ok, but I couldn't help shed some tears for her babe.
ok..shameless photos here:12345