We Survived!

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I’ve kept Cade alive for a week, that counts as a mommy milestone right?

Cade and I had a bit of a rough start at the hospital, the doc kept thinking he was small but after three hours of pushing and an episiotomy he was a healthy 8lbs 8oz. Breastfeeding was a little rough because the poor guy had swallowed so much junk in transition he just kept spitting up mucus and dried blood for the first night, and the next day they drew out 4-5 ccs of goop from his stomach. Just as we started getting the hang of latching he had his circumcision and was pretty sleepy/irritated/not in the mood for food for the rest of the day. Consequently, his bilirubin was high and so we were discharged Saturday, went back to the hospital for a bilirubin check on Sunday where they told us to start supplementing with formula or he’d need to be hospitalized. Pediatrician visit Monday followed by another hospital check where they told us it had come down slightly (yay!). Pediatrician again on Tuesday, Hospital check on Wednesday and his bilirubin was finally down! Today is the first day with no doctors appointments, but tomorrow we go back to the pediatrician.

We’re off formula now, too, and just on breast milk 🙂

Now that the informative part of the week is out of the way, here’s a few of the things I have found immensely amusing.

 

Newborn noises = instant comedy. He snores, whistles through his nose, snorts, hiccups like a drunken sailor, and has this really weird shriek/bird like call that we call his “velociraptor cry” which he lets loose sometimes while actually crying and other times randomly, even in his sleep.

Last night he farted and hiccupped at the same time and woke himself up.

Whenever he farts while daddy is holding him, both faces are priceless.

I had been warned about little boys propensity to pee all over when their diaper is removed, but no one apparently told Cade. He’s a fierce squirmer when it comes to diaper changing and so he knocked off the wipe I had placed over his penis and shot a stream full of urine into his ear. Boy did THAT make him scream! I was laughing too hard to be very sympathetic, meanwhile, my enormous dog is hovering on the other side of the baby gate whining in consternation every time Cade cries. Too funny. 🙂

So there you have it, we survived week one.

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  1. YAY for one week!! Well done, mama! I’m sure all that darn jaundice testing was enough to stress you out a bit, so *hugs* on that count! ❤
    You sure have a great sense of humor about his noises and behavior!! lol That peeing incident must have been too funny! Glad you're both doing well.

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    • Thanks! The jaundice stuff really was frustrating, but I am so thankful he pulled through and now he is definitely feeding to make up for lost time 🙂 I’m trying not to go crazy and post every funny/cute story on here because I’m a bit biased and find pretty much everything he does amusing, adorable, or a combination of both-but I couldn’t resist the peeing story. 🙂

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    • Thanks! I wish we had been able to get a good picture of Remus meeting Cade, it was pretty cute. Maybe once I can free up my other hand (currently holding Cade) I can work on a Remus post 🙂

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