Thomas has gained two pounds in the three weeks since his birth. He weighed in at 10 lbs 2 oz today!
|I didn't have to put down Thomas for this nap because|
a dear friend of mine took my kids for a play date on Sunday.
Thomas' big nursing success is that he is latching on himself a couple of times per day. Last night, I happened to get him on the transfer scale before and after, so I know he was able to nurse one whole ounce by himself before he tuckered out. This is a good success for which I am grateful, but I also know we have a long road ahead as his typical bottle feed is three ounces and he consumes about 30 ounces per day.
Our next tactic is going to be trying a Haberman feeder, about which I'm very excited!
|10 lbs 2 oz at 3 weeks old--concerned expression|
In the meanwhile, adventures (like Mary's fracture) continue around me, irrelevant of the fact that I declare I have enough on my plate with normal postpartum transition and a baby who can't nurse. This morning, I was working in the kitchen, baby in arms, while the children played in the back yard. I stepped out to check on them, as I do every few minutes, only to find Margaret (4-1/2) nonchalantly very high in a tree.
If you click on the picture to zoom in, you will note that the children somehow lodged an ottoman/stool up in the tree, as well as a pretend, pink shotgun to defend themselves from varmints.
|Margaret (4) in a tree|
Then a mere hour later, my heart rate had calmed down from the tree incident, and I try to step away to pump milk for my wee baby . . . only to return and hear report that the children had spotted the 6-foot rat snake that apparently lives in our back yard. I can't ever step away without adventures happening!