Saturday, October 10, 2015

Emma - Week 3


So last weekly update I wrote about how Emma's pediatrician wanted me to supplement breastfeeding with either my milk (pumped in a bottle) or formula.
I talked about how Emma threw up after I tried to feed her more after she was already full from breastfeeding so I gave up!
I did not supplement.
Instead I breastfed her more often and for a few minutes longer than I was feeding her before.
And guess what....
Emma gained 7oz in 3 days!!!!
Yes, with JUST breastfeeding, no supplementing!!!
I was so proud of myself, she went back to her exact birth weight!

I'm happy I followed my gut and just did what I thought was best for my baby.
Now, I'm not saying I don't listen to doctors, that's not it at all!
And I don't encourage people to just do whatever they want when it comes to their baby's health, but you know your child, use your best judgement.
I knew that supplementing Emma was not working, not only was she already full from breastfeeding, she was throwing up after I tried to supplement her, not spitting up, throwing up! So I felt like that wasn't the best choice for her.

Emma LOVES taking a bath now, I guess the first bath was just scary since I was also trying to figure out the best way to hold her and wash her and get her used to the tub.
She's so quiet and just enjoying it, I wash her hair, her body and she's just quiet and letting me clean her, it's so cute, I need to get it on video so I have this memory to look back at forever.


I was using Size 1 Diapers with Emma since that's what she was using at the hospital, but she's been leaking out of the side so much since the diapers are so big on her, I was changing her outfits every time she peed! So now we are using Size N and it's so much better!

On Thursday (10/8) Emma had a day! She threw up on me after I fed her, like A LOT! Then later on had a poop explosion, so I gave her a bath. I had her on my lap drying her, and she decided to pee AND poop on me! I took it very well though, and just cleaned her up, smiling at the fact that I have the cutest baby ever! Having a baby definitely changed my attitude towards things. It's so funny.

I guess Emma is going through some growth spurt since for the last 2 days (10/9 & 10/10) she's been wanting to eat every 1.5 to 2 hours! Even overnight, she was usually sleeping about 4 hours before she woke up to eat.. Well, not right now... So I hope she goes back to normal soon because this mama is TIRED!!!! Daddy too. This morning I woke up at 9AM to feed her, and I was so exhausted that hubby took her after she ate, and I just slept until past noon when I had to feed her again!
It felt so nice to catch up on some sleep, even though as I type this I could totally nap out lol.

Today (10/10) FSU is playing against UM, I guess that's supposed to be a big deal, I'm not a football fan at all. My brother went to FSU for 4 years, so he got Emma a onesie before she was born.
He flew down for the weekend to visit Emma and today he requested that she wear her onesie lol, so I found my old FSU shirt that I got when I went to Tallahassee for his graduation, and we all matched.
Excuse her bow, it looks messed up in the pic and it's so big!!! But she looked like a boy with that shirt, so she HAD to wear a sparkly bow today, no matter how big!

It's so cute to see how much my brother loves her, too bad he lives so far away!

And this is random, but can I tell you how obsessed I am with The Honest Company?
I want to be their spokesperson lol!
At first my husband thought that it was silly, but he has come to love their products too.
Yeah, they're a little pricier than other baby brands, but I think it's worth the extra money!
Emma wears their diapers, their wipes are amazing, and I use their shampoo/body wash and their body lotion on Emma too. I also use their healing balm when I see that Emma's bottom is a little pink, no diaper rashes here! I used their oil on my belly towards the end of my pregnancy when my belly was itchy, I wash Emma's clothes with their detergent and I have their stain remover spray too.
I just ordered the diaper rash cream and soothing bottom wash, can't wait to get them.

I can't believe Emma will be 4 weeks in 7 days! Time sure is flying, it needs to slow down!