Thursday, August 24, 2006

One week update

Eloise and I just back from her (and my) one week post-partum check up. Everything is looking really great! She is already up to 8 lbs 10 oz-- her birth weight was 8 lbs 2 oz, and they wouldn't even expect a newborn to get back up to his/her birth weight until two weeks after birth! Hooray for healthy baby! She has a touch of yellow in her eyes and her skin, I guess this is just "breastfeeding jaundice" and not of concern. It just looks wierd. They also did her second PKU :( It wasn't even the heel prick that upset her, it was that they had to hold her foot down to get all those stupid drops on the paper. She screamed and screamed! Poor Eloise was also a wreck on the beginning of the car ride home. Iris was always hit or miss (mostly miss) in the car and it was so rough. I pulled over in a parking lot and nursed her for quite a while, effectively knocking her out for the rest of the drive. I remember having to pull over all overthe place to nurse Iris when she was tiny. It made it impossible to really go, or get, anywhere. I hope Eloise is a little more laid back than her big sister.

Miss Iris is visiting her dad for the afternoon. At first I thought my heart would break as she went off for visits, but now I'm realizing that it's a little life saver for single parents! I just got home, Eloise is sleeping, so I'm relaxing. RELAXING! Can you believe it? I had started to forget what this felt like. I could get use to this!

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