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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nolan @ 6 weeks

This little guy is now 6 weeks old.  He's kinda cute.  I think we'll keep him.

Not much different in the way of things since last week (which is good, I suppose).  He eats about every 2-3 hours during the day.  There were a few days where I was at my wits end and was seriously considering not nursing him anymore....I just didn't feel like I could keep him satisfied....which resulted in an unhappy baby....and a tired, frustrated mother. 

Then I had my 6 week check up with my ob...and he asked how breastfeeding was going.  I told him about it....and he reminded me of the supplements and herbs and such that women can take to increase milk drink lots of fluids....and blablabla.  But most importantly....he told me to do the best that I could.  That if I ended up having to supplement it wouldn't be the end of the world.  And if I chose not to nurse not let anyone make me feel bad about that decision.  And while I know all of the things he told me....I think I just needed to hear it.  And no one is putting pressure on me to nurse...I do it all myself.  But now I feel like I have less pressure....and I have really tried to drink more fluids over the past few days....and I'm not sure if it's my attitude, my baby, or my amount of fluid intake....but things are going much better in the nursing department.  :)

At night....he will go anywhere from 3-6 hrs between feeds (he went 6 hours last night for the first time!).  We usually get him down 'for good' between 8 and 10pm.  And so far....he will usually go right back down after he eats.

His fussy time usually begins around 3ish...and lasts til we get him down between 8 and 10.  Some days are worse than others....and he will catnap in that time...he just never really settles in.

He's losing his hair on the top....and then has a little bald spot on the back of his head.

He's started smiling a lot....and oh my never gets old.  It's so so sweet.  I have yet to get a good picture of his full on smile (the one where he opens his mouth so big and wide and his one dimple in his right cheek is so deep.  But I'll keep working at it!

And yes- these girls still love him to pieces.

Sweet boy.


Kristin said...

Love his smiles!! He is so stinking cute! Can't believe he is 6 weeks already.

Emily said...

What a sweet boy!! Love those little fists and feet!

Pei said...

I'm in love!! He is so so SO sweet, friend!!

Viv said...

That 6 weeks sure went by fast! I love seeing his smiles too and you know you can already tell how much he loves his big sisters!

Megan said...

Where did you get that blanket with his name on it? I have never seen anything like that. You may have blogged about it and I haven't seen it yet. I am just trying to catch up on blogs after not reading them for a couple of months! :-/


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