Friday, February 22, 2008

2 Weeks and Thriving



Well we made it to two weeks. I'm still sane and the baby is doing excellent. We had her two week appointment today. We weighs 6 lbs 14oz she's gained a half a pound since birth. The Doctor gave her an A+. An Excellent baby and he was actually kind of jealous that she doesn't poo a lot. I thought it was something to be worried about but since she's gaining weight which show's she's eating enough, just means she has a good metabolism and uses every bit of milk we give her.
Some fun things, we really like to shower together. I didn't know if she'd like the water hitting her skin like it does but she really likes it. Its fun to have her snuggle into me while I wash all her beautiful hair. I can't do this without Matt home though. It would be to difficult to get her in and out by myself. I gave her a bath today in our sink. She loved that as well. Warm water does the trick. She just was all laid back and easy going as I washed her hair and body. Not a peep. I laid her back in the water so her head was in it. She loved it!


Feeding her is still a struggle. I'm getting help from some amazing ladies. I went to a Le Leche League meeting and met a lady that lives close that said she would help me. I think we'll be able to get together on Sunday or Monday. We also got on WIC since I"m not working anymore and they gave me a hospital grade pump and now we have some help with formula and some staples in food. It is a nice help. I guess I could feel sorry for myself for having to have assistance but since it is there why not use it. Matt's business should be taking off in the next few weeks so I hope it won't be a need for very long. They do have great assistance though. They also have a lactation consultant there everyday and if I wanted I could go down there for some help until Kathryn gets a hang of it.

So many friends have been so supportive as well. I need it as everyday is a struggle but know that it will be worth the work and emotional roller coaster I've been on in the end.


Here are some of her two week baby pictures. I think she's adorable! It's hard to not just stare at her all day long. Her hair is so cute. I love all the curls and how blonde it really is.


I can't leave the house for very long as I'm on a pumping schedule but if anyone wants to come visit for an hour or so I would love to have some company for little bits of time during the day.

You can come love on my little baby anytime!


Grandma Weir came to visit this last weekend. Now both Grandma's have seen and loved on baby Kathryn.
Also here is Brian from Work. He and Michelle came over last Friday to see us. Brian said he'd only held like 3 babies before in his life. So here is 4. I think he did fine.

4 comments:

The Adams family said...

Oh heather-
I wish that I lived close enough to you to stop by and see her. She is so beautiful. I am glad to hear that things are getting better with her eating. Just stay strong! What kind of business is Matt starting? talk to you later

The Adams family said...

Oh heather-
I wish that I lived close enough to you to stop by and see her. She is so beautiful. I am glad to hear that things are getting better with her eating. Just stay strong! What kind of business is Matt starting? talk to you later

The Conways said...

Hi Heather! I am going to come visit next week! I am so excited to see your adorable little baby! I had trouble with Kalil nursing at first, but I also had strong meds for the C-section that helped me get through...what finally helped was teaching her to suck on a Playtex Nurser (cute bottles with the drop-in bags) It is actually a very difficult bottle for babies to learn to use, comes out extremely slow and many friend's babys won't take them. But, once you can master the babe on those, she'll learn the right way to do it for you. In fact the bottles were so difficult to use, only I could give them to Kalil at first...Ryker only used the Avent bottles which are way nice, but don't make the baby work hard like she needs to learn. Anyway...long comment...I can talk to you when I see you next week. Call me we can talk more! Also, if you are interested, I'll pick up one of those bottles for you when I come!

Jenni said...

Maybe Kira and I need to come on a road trip. :) I'm sure you'd love all of my kids running around your place. :)

I'm glad you've had some help with the feeding. Things will come together. It took me a lot longer than two weeks to get the hang of things with my first.

And WIC is a wonderful program- and there for people who need it. I found a lot of good information while we were on it.

And yeah, what is your Hubby's business?

Talk to you soon! Or ummn. type to you soon. :)