Tuesday, October 13, 2009

8 Weeks Old!

I know I haven't blogged in forever. I had the page open all day on my computer yesterday but never wrote anything. It was actually a pretty good day for me and it most likely would have been an upbeat post- but today I woke up feeling anxious which doesn't bode well for a good day. Jude spit up a lot this morning so that made me anxious and he seems much sleepier that usual. I am fixated on how much Jude eats. I am happy he has been sleeping some longer stretches but that means he is eating less often. At my last visit to the lactation consultant Jude took in under 2oz-of course she said it was fine for his age. He only eats from one side at a time- he doesn't want the other if I offer- so I am assuming he is is full- but if he is only eating 2oz at a clip he would have to eat very often to get enough. I know he probably takes more than that sometimes- but my neurotic mind gets going. He also cries after he eats sometimes- he is very fussy. Not sure if his stomach is upset or he has air gas- IDK-but it makes me so sad that he cries after eating.



Jude is 8 weeks old today! He is smiling and getting more and more alert. We don't go to the doc for his appointment until the 22 so I will update his stats then. I go for my 6 week appt. this Friday. It has been rescheduled twice- the last time because the dr. was out sick. I am a little concerned I am still spotting and cramping on and off and hoping to get some answers.


Eliza and Nana make cookies!

7 comments:

Stam House said...

What a cutie pie!!! ANd congrats :-)

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

I love that second pic of Jude. Remember that they say that babies know how much to eat. if he is growing, peeing and pooping... try not to panic

Christy said...

I agree with Lori's comment. You can't make him eat more than he wants - even if you were bottle feeding. He knows when to stop eating. His belly is very, very small.

However the crying and fussy is another story all together. Porgie was a VERY fussy newborn. I always tried to make a correlation between what I had eaten and her constant crying, but I never figured out what the problem was. Over time, she got better and better, and by the time she was 6 months old, she was the happiest baby I had ever seen. I think some babies just have a harder time adjusting to life outside the womb.

Amber said...

Kiley cries after she nurses...I just have a paci close by and if I pop it in quick enough, she doesn't start fussing. I even mostly have to burp her with the paci in her mouth. I think she's just in that "sucking" mode and doesn't want to stop!

Pam said...

I love the pics! Hang in there- from a mommy who was up every 2 hours for months, I understand what you are going through. It will get better (oh how i hated when everyone said that to me- sorry!) and Jude is growing and doing well. It is hard not to worry, but try to breathe and remember he is healthy and growing. E is such a sweet little cutie pie! Your kids are beautiful!!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Aww too cute..Enjoy your sweet little family...

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

you're doing a great job - don't fret too much!

I remember that i spotted until about 8 weeks post partum with ladybug. never figured out why.