It has been eons again since I posted. So long, in fact, that I’m writing this while breastfeeding my one month old baby. Time sure gets away from me.
This month has been one of the hardest of my life. While I absolutely adore my little guy, the reality of his screaming coupled with my own lack of sleep is tough. Certainly I don’t mean to sound ungrateful… It seems so hypocritical to complain even a smidge after dealing with infertility and miscarriages. But alas, that is my reality right now. The fourth trimester!
E was born on November 25, 2013, after 33 hours of labor from first contraction to finish. It was hands down the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I survived and had the natural birth I was hoping for, thanks to my amazing midwife. I’ll post the birth story later.
E was 8lbs 9oz, and 21 inches long. In the first few days he lost nearly 10% of his body weight, and wasn’t gaining it back, so we have been struggling with supplementing with formula, and attempting to transition away from it now that his weight is back on track. Breastfeeding is a full time job!
I will leave you with a few pictures of my adorable little man. He is constantly amazing us with his humanness. Such a tiny little person, but already SO expressive!