Tomorrow marks the first week of little Aydan's life. Can I just say that every day I feel so blessed. I have waited for this time it seems like forever. I know that we had it easy trying wise since it happened very quickly. But when I was eighteen I was told I could not have children. To me that was possibly the worst news. I come from a big family (12 siblings) and have always wanted one also. When I got older I was told that it would be ok to have kids but I need to do it before I turn 27. I have a bad liver and it gets a little worse every year. I turn 27 this year so I cut it really close. But lets get back to the little peanut.
She has been doing very good. The first 2 days in the hospital she slept the entire time. Teressa said that while she got her bath and shots she barely made a peep. The nurses said she was the mellowest baby there. In the room she was also great. She had to have her blood checked every 4 hours and each time she never cried. When we brought her home she had a rough first night. We did not get home til 6 pm that night and she was only slept in 30 minute intervals. Finally at 3 am she fell asleep for 3 hrs. Now the rest of the nights she has done great. She sleeps for 4 hrs, eats, I change her (or Mama does), and then she goes back to sleep. During the day is much like the night right now but she stays awake longer before she goes back to sleep.
The only hurdle we seem to be having is latching issues. She just does not want to. No matter how much I try she just doesn't latch. She'll suck for a second then stop. We try and try and all that ends up is her being very frustrated. So I try and if she doesn't drink then we give her some pumped milk and then I pump. Its going ok. So far we have not had to give her formula because I am pumping enough. I just worry if she never latches I will not produce enough to keep up with her.
We go to the doctors tomorrow for her first visit. It will be interesting to see how much she has gained or lost. And of course here are some pics.
Look at those Big Eyes