Jaxson was 2 weeks old yesterday! Time is flying by and I am trying to enjoy all the little snuggles and everything because I know I'm going to wake up and he wont be a newborn baby anymore and I will miss it so :(.
He was 9 lbs and 7 oz on Monday and 20 and 6/8" long, so not quite back up to birth weight yet, but has almost gained an inch in length!!
His circumcision ring fell off at 8 days old! And the next day off came his umbilical cord! He is an early bloomer I guess!
He sleeps a lot, especially during the day. He will wake up usually around 11 ish, then 1-2 then again around 4 and again around 6:30-7, so we have been having Derek give him a bottle while he is still up around 11, and sometimes 1 depending on how late Derek is up, and then I can get some more sleep.
He sleeps in our room, either in his bassinet or in our bed. He prefers the latter. I don't blame him, they don't make those things very comfortable!
He likes his swing and he really doesn't care for the bouncer/vibrator chair. He also likes the bassinet that is attached to our playpen that we have set up in the living room. He also enjoys just laying on the floor. He is getting a lot more alert, and loves to look around. He is not too crazy about his carseat but typically sleeps as soon as you get him in there.
He loves baths now! He was cracking me up last night he just looked to me like he was chilling in a warm baby hot tub! He loves it!
He has been nursing, taking breast milk from a bottle, and at times getting formula also. Nursing has gotten a lot easier but I am still unsure of what I am going to do and for what period of time I will do it. Last week I was convinced that it was all too much to handle and I wanted to give up, and this week I feel like I have a better handle on it. Pumping is no fun though, the bottles you have to wash, the constant pumping, feeding, washing. Not the way I want to spend my time. So I gave nursing another try and was very surprised and happy to see how easily he was able to do both.
This kid poops like crazy! I don't recall Dane ever pooping or peeing on me, I recall one time of Knox pooping on me while changing him, but I swear that 90% of the time that I open his diaper HE POOPS ALL OVER! I have went through already 2 1/2 packs of diapers and almost 2 tubs of baby wipes! Yikes!
Jaxson is such a sweet, chill baby and we could not imagine life without him now! It is so funny the things you don't even realize you wanted until they are here! :)
At 2 weeks postpartum I am starting to feel MUCH better. I have been wearing my belly band thing most days and it really does help me feel better. I don't like to sleep in it and I honestly don't care for the brand that I chose (Upspring shrinkx belly )I think it is not very well made (mine is already coming apart) and doesn't seem to fit in all the right places, but for the most part it gets the job done. I do believe the concept is right, and it does seem to help my incision feel better.
I weighed 152 at the doctor yesterday (149 according to my scale), and according to their scale I was 153 when I started out, so I have lost one extra pound! I have been trying to eat more often throughout the day and it seems to be helping. I have been trying to eat as many healthy snacks as possible, but as far as main meals I have just been eating whatever I want. I am not trying to go on a diet just be healthy and see where nursing takes me for now.