Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Big Brother & Diaper Diaries

First things first, it was so good to get home and see my boy, Z! Although the initial reuniting did NOT go very well, he did a 180 fairly quickly and seems to be adjusting very well. On his own, the first night we were home, he came over to me while I was holding Mark just to give him a hug. Wow, talk about melting a momma's heart! So sweet! He also likes to just walk into our room to peek on Mark while he is snoozing in the bassinet, and reminds us to "shhhh". Biggest obsession is probably the binkie. He is determined for him to have it! LOL! All in all though, I could not ask for things to be going better with Zach and Mark so far and I love watching Zach give Mark hugs!!

And onto Mark, wow, I know its only been a couple days, but he seems to be a very good, chill, baby boy! Rarely gets too fussy unless he is hungry. Loves to snuggle but also content to sleep in the bassinet too. Of course my biggest obsession is FEEDING! Since breast feeding was not all that successful for Zach, I am really working on being successful this go round. I think with being generally more at ease and confident about caring for a newborn, that hopefully bfing will come easier too. I was very encouraged at the hospital when in the first 24hrs of Mark's life, he pooped like 5 times thinking that surely meant he was getting food. He seems to latch pretty well and likes to nurse so the question is whether or not he actually gets enough. Today, according to the chart, he is supposed to have 4 green/yellow poops. Its already 1pm, and we have only had 1 poop and it was still more of the brown gooey stuff. We have our 1st scheduled pediatrician visit tomorrow so I will definitely be asking lots of questions. And in the meantime, I am just letting the little dude eat whenever he wants in hopes of getting supply established and MORE poos!

So that's about all that is going on in our world right now. Thanks for all the well wishes and feel free to come visit any time!


  1. Congrats to all of you!! I'm so glad things are going well and that Zach is adjusting nicely to his new baby brother. Just stick with the bfeeding. It didn't work for me at all with Brody, but the second go round was so much easier, due in large part I think to less freaking out about everything! You can do it!!

  2. Even if he only poops 2 times, I wouldn't worry if he is still peeing a lot and not losing weight (which you'll know tomorrow). Are you hearing a lot of swallows? That was my problem with Bean in the beginning, his latch was so wrong that he wasn't actually getting milk. I was too clueless to notice that he wasn't swallowing until the lactation consultant showed me how it SHOULD sound. :) Hang in there, you are doing great!!

  3. I knew Zach would be an awesome BIG brother, go Z! :-)

  4. I'm telling you - the sibling thing is the BEST! I swear that I'm more in love with my kids and how they interact than I was with just watching one and giving all my attention to that one. Now my kids get a different kind of attention from each other that is so much sweeter and special. Enjoy this time.


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