Again, not much time or energy to elaborate on whats going on these days. Let me just say its tough and exhausting! There are days I feel like I’m going to crack. I’m really hoping Ty will be able to breastfeed soon because pumping milk is very time consuming and means I get no rest because the only time I can pump is when he’s sleeping. My mum stayed with me for 3 weeks and helped take care of Ty for me. She fed him from a bottle so I could pump during that time and sleep immediately afterwards. I still only managed to get 2-3 hours a day, but that was really helpful.
But as far as Ty’s progress, he’s getting better and better at breastfeeding. He has put on weight so has a little more energy and power, but he still prefers the easier route with the bottle. His appetite has really increased and his face is getting rounder and rounder. I’m actually concerned that he’s gaining weight a little too fast. The hospital gave me some rough guidelines on how much I should feed him, but of course its hard to do exactly as they say.
Next week he will have his one month check up so I’ll see then if he’s eating too much.
Its hard to believe he’s already 3 weeks old!
Oh, life is so tough!
He sleeps well, but these days he likes to be held more in the day time and won’t really settle until we carry him.
Baba gave him daily baths. He loves it and is very relaxed after his bath. I take advantage of that and his most successful time to breastfeed is immediately after.
Nipple confusion, ha.
We bought a scale and its been kind of fun to weigh him daily. He’s gained about 400grams since leaving the hospital.
My little balding hippy baby ha. My mum had a new name for him daily. He went from being an alien, to a human, to an old man, to Bruce Willis, to finally a cute baby haha.
Ty at 3 weeks
Baba left yesterday and were going to miss her a lot! She was SOOOOO helpful cooking all the meals, scrubbed the apartment spotless, and took excellent care of Ty! Thank you mom!
Next Sherry will kindly help me from Sun. I need all the help right now and really appreciate her coming over!