From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Welcome to the Milk Bar February 12, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 7:37 am

Today we are serving a vintage 29 year edition brought to you by our special reserve.

So I kind of feel like a bit of a dairy cow these days. I’m always amazed that there’s more to give. Not so amazing is when Henry wants to eat every hour and a half which is what he did yesterday afternoon/evening. It’s amazing how quickly your mood can change after having a baby. Yesterday around 8pm I was about to throw in the towel and go prepare some formula, I was just so frustrated. Poor Chris has never really seen me like that where I can’t really focus on anything except my frustration. But then, if you look at this morning, I feel euphoric since we got a good 5-6 hours of sleep last night. After the cluster feeding that lasted until 8pm, Henry kind of toned it down a bit and let us sleep for 2-3 hour periods here and there for which I’m so grateful.  They weren’t kidding when they said it would be a rollercoaster ride.  At around 4 this morning Chris was saying “can you imagine doing this while having another child as well” and honestly at 4am, I couldn’t.

Anyways, we went to a breastfeeding clinic yesterday to have Henry weighed and he’s gained 4 ounces from his discharge weight, so is now 7 lbs 5 oz. Also while at the clinic (which is at the Queensway Carleton Hospital), as I was undressing him to get weighed, his umbilical cord fell off. At 5 days!!!! I had a panic attack but the nurse said he looked fine and everything was ok. I can’t believe how much this kid is in a rush to grow up. First he delivers himself, then he loses his cord stump days before the norm. My sister Steph joked that by next week we’ll be coming downstairs on a Sunday morning to find him working on the New York Times crossword puzzle while sipping expensive coffee and having just hung up the phone with his financial adviser.

Well I’m going to try and get a bit more shut eye before the day really starts.I’ll post more pics of Henry later on. I’ve decided to take (at least) a picture a day of him to see how much he changes.




One Response to “Welcome to the Milk Bar”

  1. Amy Says:

    Hee Hee
    Well if he does start doing crosswords and having coffee, you will feel less like a dairy cow 😛
    You guys are awesome
    Kevin, Amy, Ashton, Ben, Pheonie and Carson

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