Thursday, October 16, 2014

Feeling Defeated


I was all prepared to do C's 3 month update...a week late I might add, but after getting back from our lactation appointment I am feeling very defeated.


This petite little thing isn't gaining weight like she should. In the 3 weeks since she was weighed last she has only gained 3 ounces. That puts her down into the 3rd percentile and almost at the "failure to thrive" mark.


So after hearing that she is doing 5 feedings a day and sleeping through the night, we've been told to add in another feeding while also supplementing after each time she nurses.


 For me this feels like a step backwards...we were doing this when she was 1st born and I thought we were done.  She also told me to go back to pumping after at least 2 feedings per day.


 I know I might sound like I am whining and complaining and maybe I am, but I feel like I have a right to whine.  Breastfeeding has been important to me this time around since Hudson never latched, this time C has been bf'ing the whole time. I by no means am going to throw in the towel but I can't lie and say that this weight setback doesn't put a damper on my bf'ing journey.

 

So after hearing how we need to change her schedule and up her feedings I got even more defeated because I am leaving tomorrow for Nashville. I'll only be gone for 32 hours but it feels like a lifetime to me. I know Mack will be able to feed her when she needs to eat, that is not in question. I just hate not being the one to feed her, I enjoy our nursing sessions.


They wanted us to come back on Saturday for a weight check but I won't be back in time, so we will go back in Monday. She needs to have gained 3 ounces, if she doesn't they will start exploring why she is not eating enough. So please send us some good vibes if you have a chance.


Now onto her 3 month stats:
Height:  22 inches 10th percentile
Head:  40.9 75th percentile
Weight:  9.1 3rd percentile
Diaper Size: Newborn
Clothes: 0-3 months


 Claiborne,

You are sleeping through the night from 8:30PM to 7:00AM which makes your daddy very very happy. You love to smile and coo at mommy and daddy after you eat. Big brother Hudson just loves you to pieces. You still hate your car seat and spit up several times while in it.  We've been going on some long walks in the nice weather! You love to play on your playmat but hate tummy time (mommy did ask today about the fact that you aren't holding your head up...surprise surprise she said you are not strong enough to hold your head up yet).  From 5:30pm to 8:00pm you just scream, bath time does not help ;) We love you so much and I still am amazed at how you fit into our family so!




Friday, October 3, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness With Stella & Dot


I have accepted the 10/10 Challenge! I partnered with my friend, Katie, as one of her Stella & Dot Breast Cancer Awareness Ambassadors to sell 10 of these super cute bracelets "Strength" and "Inspire" in the next 10 days. S&D is donating 100% of proceeds to the Noreen Fraser Foundation. Nothing quite as awesome as "Looking Good While Doing Good!" Please feel free to shop and share this link to help us find a cure for all women. Click Shop Online, select Boutique: Breast Cancer Awareness 


Again, please join me in supporting Breast Cancer Research! We have 10 days and remember all proceeds go directly to research!

Monday, September 15, 2014

2 Month Update

How is she 8 weeks old???  Friday marked 8 weeks, and I am still in disbelief that A. Claiborne is 8 weeks old B. that we don't live in Tennessee anymore and C. that Hudson is in Kindergarten!  So much has happened in these 8 weeks that I am surprised we are all still standing!

Our 2 month well check isn't until next week so I will update that later, last month she weighed in at 7lbs 13oz and is in the 5th percentile for weight, 20 1/4 inches long which is 10th percentile, and has a big ol noggin in the 75th percentile.


Claiborne,
You love to let everyone know you are around with your grunts and cries. Your big brother Hudson adores you and gives you kisses all the time, he has tried to pick you up several times but mommy thankfully has stopped him :)


You have good and bad nights but have been eating at 9:30pm and then not again until 3:30 or 4:30. Your acid reflux is for the birds and makes you feel so bad, we have started giving you 1 bottle of sensitive formula at the bedtime feeding and has seemed to help with your gas and fussiness.


When you do sleep at night it is in your rock-n-play which has been a game changer! Naps are held in your pack-n-play where you like to sleep on your tummy....don't worry mommy checks on you often :) We are hoping to get your crib set up again soon...


You are starting to stay awake longer during the day and really like your playmat and walks outside. We've taken you to the river 3 times and although you don't seem to like the change from your own space you do like being on the water and all the fresh air.

We are still so glad you are here and although frustrating when you are up for hours at night, I cannot imagine our family without you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newborn Pictures


Nine days after Claiborne was born Mack surprised me with newborn/family pictures with our friend Annie. Annie and I met through blogging/twitter/instagram and she did our Christmas card pictures 2 years ago :)  Here are my favorites from our session!



















 












 








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