Thursday, December 09, 2010

12.09.10 :: 129 weeks old


Mack is 129 weeks old today!


Quentin is such a good sleeper (knocking on wood again)...
That he just wants 5 more minutes!


Because I was extremely concerned with Quentin's weight (Monday it had dropped to 4 lbs 15 oz) and he has an extremely tiny mouth, the nurse found that he was bruising me and I was all cracked from attempting to nurse. Because Quentin was premature, and I cannot tell how much he was actually eating when nursing, or if he was even getting enough, I decided to call it a day, and formula feed him. He's much happier on formula, and we're both much happier now. I had said that I really wanted to try to nurse, but that if it didn't work out - that I wouldn't be heart broken over it. So Quentin is on Similac Advanced Neosure (formulated for premature babies) and the nice thing about it - is that it's paid for (by the gov't medical plan we're on) for the entire first year. An entire year's worth of formula for free. I couldn't believe it. I remember how much money we used to fork out for formula for both Sean & Mackenzie. I'm certainly not complaining this time!

So... things are starting to get a little bit more organized around here. I managed to go today for a long overdue eyebrow waxing that I meant to do before going into labor, but that didn't happen. I finally unpacked my hospital bags and am on top of the laundry (don't worry, I'm not doing any lifting - and I'm squatting by my knees if I have to lower myself down). There were several times today where I totally forgot that I'd even had a Csection just over a week ago. That is good and bad. Bad because I don't want to hurt myself by doing something I probably shouldn't be, if I forget, and good, because that means I'm healing. I'm definitely looking forward to not having to rely on people for lifts, etc. I really can't wait to move on past the healing stage. But it's looking good so far, and hopefully I'll be brave enough to remove the surgical tape from my wound tomorrow. (Though I need someone else to do it for me, as I have to lie down for the tape to be removed). I was instructed to remove whatever has not fallen off at the week's mark (which they were applied a week ago today). Hopefully I won't chicken out! (I had a bit of anxiety in the hospital when the nurse removed the clips from my surgery - once she removed the first one, it wasn't so bad, but of course she removed the easiest one first - the outside ones didn't hurt at all - but the middle clips - those burned my skin upon removing them! Ouch!) I guess you can say I am a bit of a scared-y cat when it comes to surgical/medical stuff.

Today's Link Love:
- Love this feeding tool! Never seen it before!?
- Love this image.
- This is a pretty darn cool chair!
- Love love love love this necklace!


sapphireblue said...

Take it easy there, missy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Happy everything turned out good, Lots of happiness to all of you Mad

Sandra said...

love the links! I have the pattern to make those letter pillows - I realy should make some more of them...
Quentin will be just fine on formula - I had trouble nursing my son as well, and had to ignore a lot of busybodies that thought our lives were their concern, when I bottle fed hm. He did great on formula, and I basically learned to tell people to butt out.
Congratulations on bouncing back so well!

Anonymous said...

Robyn - I love seeing the pics of you and the baby. You look great and so does he! Congratulations.

Barb said...

I have a trick to help with getting the tape off easier, have a bath....that's what I did both times, the water helps and it won't hurt at all :) and you can do it without help if you need too :)

luvinthemommyhood said...

Congrats Robyn! I put a little message in a post for you the other day but thought I would pop over and say hello too!
Look at you go! You're doing fabulous! Blogging and healing up nice.
Just don't go too fast. Take it easy. You may start to feel better from the c-section and do too much and seriously hurt yourself. My doc warned me every few days :)
The new babe is adorable! What a birth story you had! Wow! He's a little angel.
Wishing you all wonderful and happy holidays. Hugs!

g-girl said...

well, at least you know now how much he's getting fed now. awesome that you have free formula for an entire year! you'll have to explain to me about the clips being a never been pregnant gal-though i'm a little creeped out by the idea of them! lol. that feeding tool is very cool!

Em Bozzo said...

Congrats on lovely lovely Quentin! All I can say about your decision to formula feed is GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Nourishing a child trumps everything else as far as I'm concerned. I too tried to nurse but when my son wouldn't swallow properly after a few days I said forget it and put him on the bottle. 9.5 mos later he's doing just fantastic. You sound like you're mending very well, but do try to remember to take it easy. All the best and good luck with the tape!!!

Tara said...

When removing the tape, take it easy and DO NOT rip it off all at once (like our moms did with bandages). It'll be fine :)

Bea said...

I hope that your switch to formula is successful. Love the 5 finger picture. So adorable.