Oscar and I are finding our groove. He sleeps when he wants, I come running when he cries. He is pretty much the boss of me. But that’s ok for now. Once I figure him out I will regain the upper hand. You just wait! (I know I know, that will come back to haunt me)
The past few days have been all over the place. For 2 nights in a row Oscar had no interest in sleep whatsoever. He pretty much fed every 1-2 hours like clockwork. Let me just say, OUCH! Last night was much better though he still woke 4 times for a meal. Let’s hope he whittles that down sooner than later. The good news is that he gained 8oz in a week as of today! Go Baby O !!! He is almost back to his birthweight now which is a big relief for me. For a bit I was wondering if all the cluster feeding was due to him not being able to get the milk and getting frustrated. Now I just see that I am growing a giant. I can somehow deal with that.
Our days consist of eating, changing diapers, sleeping and writing it all down. My brain has nowhere near the mental capacity to remember anything so I just try to take really good notes. Honestly, I feel like Guy Pearce in Memento.
Speaking of which, today we achieved a milestone! In addition to gaining more than an ounce a day for the past week, Oscar lost his umbilical cord today! Hooray for belly buttons! He is also very alert and interested in the world around him when awake. His head is super strong and he loves taking everything in. So yeah, I think we’ll keep him 🙂