Hello friends 🙂
We are enjoying our time at home with our little guy. Unfortunately Erik has been at work all week :(, but my mother in law has been amazing and has been coming over and spending the day with us. We are so grateful for our families, and cannot thank them all enough for everything they are doing for us. My mom and grandma have been making us meals, cleaning our house and holding our sweet little guy while we eat and shower 🙂 Having family around is a godsend, I cannot imagine how hard this would be without our families around.
Everyone loves holding Liam 🙂
So I mentioned that Liam had Jaundice, and as a new mom hearing that something is out of the ordinary with your baby you freak out. We were in and out of the doctor’s offices the first 3 days we were home, and he was getting poked with needles in order to have his blood drawn to check his bilirubin levels. Of course mother nature decided to to throw some frigid weather and snow at us. Not cool when you have a newborn, but we made it through and after three needle pricks his levels were going down and he was gaining weight… Oh ya I forgot to mention, he had lost 12% of his body weight since his birth and they really only comfortable with a 10% loss, so we had to supplement some formula while I was breastfeeding.
I didn’t handle the news well and with the insane change in hormones I cried. I was so worried about him, but everyone kept telling me he was going to be fine and all I could do was keep feeding him. So I did 🙂
I was so anxious that my milk wasn’t going to come in and that I wouldn’t be able to breastfeed. For me the unknown is so horrible, but Saturday night after a marathon feeding session, I realized that my milk had come in and Liam was loving life 🙂
On Monday, Liam had his first playdate with Caden 🙂 They slept through the entire thing, but they loved it 🙂 Or maybe Erin and I just loved it. We cannot wait until they are both old enough to actually play with each other 🙂
Needless to say life is good and we have the most amazing little family! And now for some more pictures 🙂
I hope everyone has a great day 🙂