Sunday, March 25, 2012

2 Weeks





I officially have over 50 photos of Grace on my phone, 10 videos, and probably another 50 on my camera. I now understand the obsession and how every coo, face, and grunt are the most amazing, adorable little thing in the world! We've had some ups and downs with our little Gracie. She lost weight in the hospital and wasn't latching on right, but then we thought we figured it out. She hadn't lost anymore weight at her 2 day appt so we thought we were home free. Then at her 2 week appt she lost another 5 oz. The doctor seemed pretty worried so she had us start supplementing with formula. It turns out I've been nursing her too long because she's not getting the milk out fast enough so by the time she's finished she's born more calories then she's consumed. The drill now is only nurse for 15 min max on each side and then give her 2 oz of formula and have her drink as much as possible. When we first started on Friday she was taking almost all 2 oz each time, but today she only took .5 oz. I'm hoping that means we're slowly learning how to nurse. I'll be honest I didn't expect nursing to be so difficult. Its not painful, it's just a constant stress. At first I felt so guilty about the formula, but Grace has been so happy since we started. She's more alert, sleeps better, and cries less. All I want for her is to be healthy and strong and I will do whatever I need to make sure of that! Here are some pictures of our little cutie.
Obsessing over our Gracie.
A regular occurrence after a nursing session, sleeping right through her diaper change.
She loves getting her hair washed just like her mom.
Another regular occurrence. This kid gets so many kisses it's crazy.


7 comments:

Kelly Tillotson said...

she is such a beauty! i hope this is the last of any feeding problems--she looks healthy and beautiful! great job, mama!
*kelly

The Cook Book said...

She's gorgeous. It's so neat to see you with a little one of your own. Being a mom is the most amazing and hard thing you'll ever do in your life, but it's always worth it. Congrats, she's beautiful!!!

Jessica said...

Nursing IS so stressful. You are doing a great job. She's so darling!

Esther said...

Zaundie, I am 100% positive that Grace is seriously the most gorgeous newborn baby I've ever seen. I am so happy for you both!

calli said...

What a BEAUTIFUL baby! Congratulations!

Brooke said...

I was so excited to see a post from you guys. I love the pictures of little Gracie. She is adorable. I am so glad Zaundra told all the details of the birth. That was so fun to read. It made me cry and remember each of my birth experiences. You are good and details. Thanks!! I am soo excited to see you and of course little Gracie. I can't wait to hold her. love you all

Sarah said...

Dont even feel bad about the formula...i wasted time doing that and everyone was happier with it in the end. So beautiful!