Gavin's doing good.. Still a big sleeper.. He's a little jaundiced, but it seems to be only in his face. He's excretiting the jaundice thru his tear ducts, so the poor guy has crusted yellow goop in his eyes.
Nursing has had me nervous, but he's probably okay, and I'm just paranoid.. I only have the right side, my left (previously infected by breast cancer is shot).. I think probably because I had full breast radiation treatment. All the research I found said it could produce enough, some or not at all; I seem to be in the "not at all" group. He seems to only poop 1x a day, so I'm not sure If I should be worried, from what I've read and heard, it's okay, but I'm a nervous nelly.. He also falls asleep at the breast very easily, so I'm nursing him every 1/2 hr
He's so tiny to me. DS1 was 9.6 at birth, and Gavin's was 7.10 but seems so little.
Today is our first day alone, without DH.. I'm a little nervous, as I injured my back during labor.. I went to the chiro yesterday as my sacroiliac joint is inflammed.. And I can't walk well. It would be fine if I didn't have a crazy 2.5yr old, but we'll be okay..
Also my little man has a little birth abnormality
. He has some "webbed" toes.. On both of his feet, the "index & middle" toes are joined at the lowest joint. From what i've read they are normally fine and don't need surgery to separate them.. But a part of me is sad for him, as I don't want anyone to make fun of him.. We aren't telling family, and maybe they'll notice one day, but I know someone will say something hurtful, thinking it's funny to point at someone's disabilities.. No one even noticed at the hospital, and I didn't notice until he was a few days old. For now you really have to stare at his toes to notice. But overall he looks good. I see no visible signs that he carries my nephews genetic mutation (my sister's son, has Hunter's Syndrome, the disease is primarily "maternally passed", my sister said she wasn't a carrier, but the geneticists are concerned the findings weren't accurate).. But I would still need to be a carrier. The disease mostly affects boys. But I need to talk to the ped about having him tested.
Otherwise we are adjusting.. I love newborns, but I always feel so lost in doing things with them.. But, I'm happy to be able to put this guy down when he naps.. I couldn't never ever do that w/ my high needs, DS1.
*** I was wondering, and maybe Fridaxsky or Sanguine knows, since you both have little ones.. But do you think my baby sleeps more because he was born before term? He's not that young, but via early u/s he was born at 36.6.. He just seems to sleep so much longer than my first. And I wonder if he's sleeping more for growth development from being born a little early.
Oh, and I'm already under my pre-pregnancy weight.... Now I need to lose the *extra* cancer weight I put on...