Evening ladies, been a while since I posted, this two kids business can get a little busy!!!
Certainly does seem like today was the day to upload photos to FB!! I need to take more photos of Darcy, don't seem to have a lot - second child syndrome creeping in already!
Beth, glad you've been able to get Jaydn attached all by yourself. It amazes me how 'natural' BF is - NOT! I'm still not a natural at BF and seem to contort myself into all sorts of positions to get a good attachment. Hope its still going great for you and your little man keeps up the good progress.
Kell, bummer about Kallum's slow weight gain. You and I can start up the feeding frenzy club!! Good to hear that the more frequent feeding is helping with his weight gain, but I can't believe you are persevering with such sore nipples! I really hope the pain eases soon and BF becomes a pleasure for you both.
Sam, how are you going stretching Ryan out between feeds? Hopefully you're getting a little more rest these days.
Sasha, sounds like you had a fun weekend away and the pics of Ava are gorgeous!
Well, things with us are plodding along nicely. Those on FB may have seen that Darcy had an awesome weight gain last week of 300g (compared to the previous week of 92g)!! So after a birth weight of 3.1kg, he now weighs a massive 3.8kg - what a fatty!!! So he is still pretty tiny, considering a lot of babies are born at that weight and the doctor wants me to keep up with the frequent feeding for up to the next 6 weeks depending on his weight gain!! I expressed concern that Darcy was turning into a snacker as he has been waking after 1.5 hrs or 2hrs and the doctor's exact words were 'don't worry, just keep doing this for the next 6 weeks and then we'll book you a weekend at Tresillian to sort out his sleep and feeding routine'!!! Great in one way that he's prepared to support me and help me on my BF journey, but on the other hand, its a lot of hard work, especially with Noah and then if time away from the family is required to rectify sleeping, it all just seems too much, but then I get cranky at myself for being 'lazy'. He has also become increasingly fussy at the breast since last Thursday, pulling on/off and not wanting to attach at some feeds, so I'm still up in the air about what to do ... I don't know, I have an appointment with the hospital clinic on Friday and they are all very helpful with BF and then appt with paed next Monday, so I'll see what happens there and what information/advice they have for me.
On a brighter note, Noah started his second day of pre-school today and it all went down with minimal fuss, so that's great and gives me some extra time with Darcy.
Well, going to have to cut it short as Darcy is getting ready for a feed. Apologies to those I missed, hope everyone and their bubs are keeping well - keep the photos coming!!