Monday, December 6, 2010

We're home, and we're struggling....

Man... the things you dream up in your head about bringing your baby home - and the reality of what it's actually like...

Don't get me wrong, he is an awesome little tyke. Cute as a button, the hair makes me swoon - and super cuddly.

The cuddly may be a problem - however - because when you put him in his crib he wakes up 20-30 min later crying. Then you hold him and he sleeps and sleeps and sleeps. Very frustrating at 2am. Sleeping sitting up isn't fun or comfortable.

I am also struggling with feeding - which seems common with C-section babies. To give him formula at all hurts my heart but I can't let him be hungry. He is 6 days old (what!?) and I just am not there yet to give him all the food he needs. I am trying, believe me.

I have all our photos on the computer and need to take the time to sort through and add a few to the blog soon. We had the first bath yesterday and the photos are pretty fun.

This little man is just so super tiny! Right now he is in his swing and looks like a little shrimp!

The dogs are doing ok... they are super sniffy when he is out where they can see him. We put up a baby gate at the door of his room so that we can be in there without the dogs all over us. They seem the most interested when he coos and crys and makes noises. Overall they are adjusting fairly well.

I am trying to adjust and we have our first baby dr appt tomrrow so I should have news to report for sure. And it will be my first trip out of the house since he was brought home Friday. Maybe that will help my spirits...

5 comments:

Ryan and Jessica DeWitt said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job! I hear that it IS a little rough at first, trying to get everyone adjusted to new life. Just keep you head up and look at his little face when you are so tired you could standing {this is my plan anyway}. Luv U and keep up the good work!

Okie Rednecks said...

I have been thinking about you. It is going to get easier and remember to enjoy the time that you are having.

Annie said...

i'll be thinking about you hun. i'm sure you are doing great and everything will adjust and be more routine in time. it's only been 6 days. don't be hard on yourself, you are doing everything you can. your baby is a happy healthy little guy, that is something to be more than happy about :)

The Collins in 2010 said...

Here is what they don't tell you, NO BABY EVER DIED FROM TAKING FORMULA! They only make you feel horrible for feeding them anything other than breast milk. Don't let it get to you! Just think in less than 2 years that little guy will be eating french fries, popsicles and ummm dirt!
I breast feed for 6 months and I tell you the day it was over was awesome! Don't get me wrong I loved it but at the same time hated it.
No pressure here but WE WANT PICTURES! ;)

Breann said...

Thank you everyone for your support!! Things get easier every day and he is so darn cute that frustrations disappear pretty quickly.