Just wanted to see how everyone is doing. Aren't these early days so fun! Today my day has consisted of poop, poop, and more poop. Eli has had 2 major poop explosions...one which sent my husband dry heaving and requesting an emergency baby bath. Then my 2.5 yr old who *NEVER* poops his pants...did...at the same time my mom is trying to change Eli and my husband was just walking in the door. My husband's response was "well, I haven't pooped my pants today."
Eli is a sleeping machine today and nursing like crazy. He has gained 4-5 oz since his birthday (Tues), although I wonder what his weight is now after all this pooping!! My poor nipples are so sore no matter how good his latch is. Yesterday AM he got a mouth full of blood - so gross - from my poor nipple. I think I'm going to use up a whole tube of lanolin this first week! At night he wants to marathon nurse so by morning it's excrutiating. Hopefully this passes quickly!
Nights have been pretty sleepless. I might get little cat naps in between nursing sessions and Eli is still not quite comfortable in his co-sleeper so much of the night is just cuddling and holding him to sleep. Unfortunately, we don't have a good co-sleeping bed...it's too soft...so I'm not comfortable to just lay him beside me and go to sleep. Usually my husband will take him downstairs around 4 or 5 AM so I can get a couple hours of straight sleep.
My mom and husband are home helping with DS1 and Eli....but how the heck am I going to manage both of them by myself in a week?!?!?
On a good note...I am so looking forward to drinking an entire beer tonight during the Superbowl!!!