Here I am! My new little girl arrived on May 10 (still have yet to post my birth story--I had the whole thing typed the other day not realizing the battery was about dead on my lap top and I lost the whole damn thing
: ). I was so worried about breastfeeding because my first daughter and I were so unsuccessful at it (lack of support, ignorance, and bad advice) but it is going wonderfully this time! I had a serious case of sore nips due to improper latch but we seem to have corrected that and my nipples are finally healing. I am so happy--and I'm sure Avery has no complaints either!
We are feeding one boob per feeding, I don't think she can fit anymore in her belly after 1.
She had her first pediatrician appointment last Friday (I love our new ped--he is very pro-BFing, organic foods, and doesn't care if I don't want to vax) and he was pleasantly surprised with how well she is doing. She gained close to a pound over what she left the hospital at. He was very interested in the fact that I had an unmedicated, completely natural waterbirth, and thinks that the way she entered the world has alot to do with how well she is doing (I wish all doctors were as cool as this guy).
At night she sleeps 4 hours, gets up to eat, and then goes back to sleep for another 4 hours. Thing is, this is usually between the hours of 3am and noon. Oh well, at least I'm getting some sleep. I feel pretty well rested for having a newborn.
My other dd is dealing with the new sibling just fine. She tries really hard to be helpful (well, as helpful as a 4 year-old can be), and hasn't really given me a hard time about anything. I wanted to freak out the other day though when her being helpful didn't actually help anything. I was giving the baby a spongebath in the bathroom and realized that I forgot to bring a diaper in there with me. So I asked Zoe to go get a diaper from our bedroom upstairs, and she brought me down the diaper pail instead. I sent her back upstairs, and then she brought me some wipes. Ok, close. She goes back upstairs, finally grabs a diaper, but by the time she comes back down with it, Avery has peed all over me.
It is funny now but I was pissed initially.
Ahh...I love babymooning!