Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On Breastfeeding...

Oh, breastfeeding. It has been the best experience but it has also been the worst experience. I have mentioned that with Megan I was not producing anything, and then she got jaundice because I was not giving her any milk except for my breast which wasn't making anything. Or at least this is how I see how she got jaundice. I will always blame myself for that.

This time around I told myself that I was not going to breastfeed due to the whole jaundice thing. However, when I got to the hospital I told them that I did want to. So I tried and by some miracle I was producing food for my baby boy. We are now on day 4 of breastfeeding and I know some people might think that its not something to celebrate but to me, it is, I hope to do this for at least 4 more months.

He is getting so much better at latching and is eating every hour now, which I have no clue if that is a good thing but that is what is happening. Sometime I think he eats just so that I can carry him.

I never understood what they meant by breastfeeding makes the bond between mom and baby closer, I just thought that it was just something people say. I was wrong, because of the breastfeeding, I feel so much more closer to my baby boy. Jaime is finding the whole breastfeeding amazing. He is just so relieved that we are having a better time breastfeeding than the first time. It does not give him a whole lot to do so he has pretty much been diaper changing and burping and all other things about baby.

I'm very lucky and thankful that he gets a whole month off for the baby (with pay) and then after he goes back to work my mom is going to take his place. She is taking two weeks off after he goes back so that's nice. I think I'm doing just fine though. It's my house that pretty much looks like a disaster and Im not exaggerating it really is a mess. We have baby products everywhere.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Maternity photos

I did these photos about 2 weeks ago. I'm so happy that we took them at this time because If I had waited longer I would not have captured my baby belly. So here is a little sneak peek at my maternity photos!

Monday, April 7, 2014

32 weeks

A comparison 32 weeks and 9 weeks

How far along: 32 Weeks

Size of baby: Large Jicama (What is that, right?)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +17

Maternity Clothes:  I am so over maternity clothes. I cannot wait till the end of the month. I can wear t-shirts and shorts the whole month of may till baby boy comes home.

Boy or Girl: My little Andrew

Movement: This week he has not been moving as much as he usually does. I may have to bring that up at my appointment today.

Anything making you feel queasy or sick: Nothing I can recall right now.

Sleep: Like I said last week, the bottom part of my uterus feels like it is stretching.

Belly Button:  The belly button, is still in, out and half way out. Still weird to see it.

What I miss: Regular clothes

How I'm feeling: all the time!

Cravings: This was the week of cravings:)
Fried Fish, pizza, cake with ice cream

Looking forward to: My appointment and creating an amazon baby registry.

Best moment this week: My baby girl loving on my belly. She loves her little brother so much already and I know she can't wait for him to come home.