wow, it's amazing how different all the babies are! oona jane is 2 weeks 1 day old today, and is doing really well--she was over her birthweight by nearly half a pound at her 10 day appointment (9.1 from 8.11), and she's really filled out to a good dumpling state! she sleeps better than dd1 did, so far, i think; but we didn't swaddle dd1, so i'm not sure if it's her or us. she goes down easily from being in the pouch to finishing her nap on the bed, so that's nice. she takes a couple of naps during the day, and i've been managing to take one with her most days while hazel sleeps. and last night, she only woke enough to have her diaper changed ONCE! she woke a couple of other times for short nursings, but we mostly slept really well. yay for the miracle blanket, and for swaddling generally.
as for nursing and digestion: she still sputters a bit at letdown and gets angry if there's too much, and sometimes takes a moment or two to latch on, but mostly it's going really well. she hardly ever spits up--neither did hazel--but she requires actual burping, and lets out some doozies that sound like she just puked up a quart! i had a couple of days of plugged ducts and body aches and boy, is that not fun. it didn't turn into mastitis, though, thanks to lots of hot baths and all-day nursing in bed. whew. now i'm fighting some kind of mild sinus thing, but i think i'm winning
my chiropractor came to my house a couple of days after oona was born and adjusted us, which improved my life by about 600%. oh, and i was pretty emotional and freaked out for the first week or so, i'd say, but i feel better now, either just from time, or from having my mom here, or from the placenta smoothies...either way, i'll take it!
hugs to the mamas, and especially good wishes to little alden (love that name)--i hope his heart issues resolve soon!