I called the postpartum about the lack of my son's bowel movements today. The nurse I spoke to told me that since I'm breastfeeding, it could be normal. That usually only formula fed babies can get constipation. She suggested that if I wanted, to take a thermometer, put some vasoline on it, and insert it into his bum and the push it in and out a few times gently and softly to stimulate anything that was blocked, if there was. A little bit of poop came out, but it wasn't the same consistency that was his usual poops, so I knew something was blocked. After that, he had a feeding, and then the moyal (rabbi) who will be doing his circumsicion this weekend came by to visit to check the weight of the baby, and when we opened his diaper, he had a FULL one.... everything that was blocked up now came out. I felt so relieved. Then he's had bowel movements since. I now know that his crabbiness the last two days, the constant crying, etc, was due to constipation. Ever since this relief in his bum, he's been a completely different baby. I feel so much better now!
This afternoon my grandmother and my parents came over to visit with Sean (I'm not important anymore!) and my mother helped me give Sean his first bath at home!
As you can see - Sean didn't really take a liking to the bath idea.... hopefully next time it will get easier. And thank goodness, he did NOT pee on me while I bathed him.
Tonight I took care of some paper work after feeding him and Jamie watched him while I did some work. My desk is clean now, and I can actually see what's what! I took care of some cleaning in the house today too, garbage day should still happen tomorrow (unless it's a legal holiday, which apparently it might be), and cleaned the bathroom. (The laundry never ends, especially not Sean's!)
I'd like to get some knitting done, I'm jonesing to knit. Maybe once I get more comfortable with nursing, it'll come easier for me, and I'll be able to knit. I want to contact a lactation consultant, to come help me out, maybe I can get some tips or something to make breastfeeding coming easier for me and Sean.
I got accepted (I was on the waiting list) for SOCKS THAT ROCK: SOCK OF THE MONTH CLUB! I am soooo excited. I just need to pay for my membership, (which I'll take care of that shortly) and I'm super excited!! I'll get 6 kits in the mail to knit socks with throughout 2007. How cool is that???
Tomorrow I have plans with my sister, I hope some shops that I want to go to are open, if so, we'll do some errands together. Wednesday night I'm planning on going knitting with the Montreal Knits, to get out of the house. Sean is coming with me, to meet the ladies!
Almost done typing up my birth story... so stay tuned!