Thursday, April 9, 2009
Update from the Day After
Vivian looks a little bit less like Winston Churchill today. Some of the birth puffiness has left her face and she's lost a little weight (totally normal until the milk comes in about day 3).
She's all about the eating, which she has been doing about every hour since not long after she was born. This is hard on Katye (first baby = sore nipples), but also helping her out since nursing prompts the uterus to contract after birth (which, in turn, staunches bleeding from the loss of the placenta -- nature is amazing).
I just realized how specific and geeky that last sentence was. I'm sorry, I'm a biology geek so there will be some specifics thrown in here that may be a bit too "up close and personal" for some folks. Hope it's not too bad.
Anyway, everyone is healthy and good. The BBDR came by for the day one checkup, and all is well.
I've used a Moby Wrap Baby Carrier
for the first time today, and holy hell, thumbs up. What a relief for my back, and yet the baby was still very content up against my body and easy to woo to sleep. It turns out I have the Daddy Sleep Magic that we've seen evidenced in The Good Reverend up North as well as Uncle Terry down South. I can get that girl calmed down and snoozing in no time -- woohoo!
Ok, the cats need to be fed and they're bugging Katye who is already feeding something. I have to go.
Thanks for all the kind thoughts, notes, and gifts. We really appreciate all the love and support,