Getting Adjusted

Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days. We are still trying to get adjusted to life with 2 children. Although, I have to admit - I don't really feel like it is as hard as it will get yet - Brice's mom has pretty much taken charge of Rachel which has been a TREMENDOUS blessing!!! She gets up with her in the morning and while I am able to take a nap with Lauren, she entertains my toddler. I am so thankful!

Things are getting a little more routine ....a little....Lauren is feeding better and definitely sleeping better. Our first night was very very difficult. She was awake the entire night, giving me about 2 hours of sleep. I was exhausted, my hormones kicked in and I was needless to say, a wreck. The next night, she was on a 2-3 hour schedule which was much better. Last night I actually had to wake her one time after a 4 hour stretch so we are making a little progress.

We had to go to the doctor yesterday and this morning for bilirubin checks. Lauren is a little jaundice and it seems to be rising. We haven't gotten results from today's yet but may have to go back again tomorrow. She weighed 8 lbs, 14 oz yesterday and 8 lbs, 15 oz today so she is gaining weight. She has lost down from her birth weight of 9 lbs, 9 oz but they give them a little more time to reach back to their birth weight..I think the goal is 2 weeks. Other than being jaundice, she is doing great! I think we are also having some tummy troubles but I am not too concerned...the doctor wasn't either.

My milk has come in so Lauren seems WAY more satisfied and I have to keep her on a schedule or it is painful for me! =) Things are going well.

I will take some pictures today because it is Brice's birthday and St. Patrick's Day and I have a little outfit for Lauren (thanks, Heather)!


Lainey-Paney said…
Happy Birthday, Brice!
Happy St.Patrick's Day, y'all!!!

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