We spent 2 days in the hospital. I was able to nurse him the first day but the day after he was born I ran out of milk. The lactation consultant kept telling me all these ways I could try and breast feed and formula feed but they were all really complicated. After our experience with Maddie and trying to do both I didn't even want to try. It was a lot of work and completely exhausting and painful to only get one measly ounce of breast milk a day. So Otto and I decided to do formula right then and there and we have never made a better decision. Babies are so much more enjoyable when they get enough food! He is also so cuddly and calm and only cries when he wants to eat and when he gets his diaper changed. Man, he HATES getting his diaper changed. He loves being held and I love holding him. He also sleeps pretty well in his pack-n-play and will sleep in it all night... Except after his last feeding when I bring him into bed with us just because I like having him there. I am recovering so much better this time so that has helped too. My mom and dad are going to take Maddie for 10 days until we pick her up on fourth of July and I will miss her so much but I think it will be good to get rested up before I jump into the life of taking care of 2 kids on my own. Maddie has done so well with him, she is so helpful and loves to give him kisses and see where he is and what he's doing. She does feel a little neglected sometimes and wants us to hold her whenever we hold him but other than that she has been great. And now... some pictures!
This was the night before we went in, our last picture as a family of 3!
After the epidural...
Oh, sweet cherry popsicle. How delicious you were. How hungry I was.
We couldn't get him to keep that one eye open. We took like 20 pictures and it was closed in all of them.
Maddie holding him for the first time and giving him kisses.
Home at last.
He is so adorable!