Wednesday, January 7, 2009

One Month Old

Wow how time flies....

Roo is now one month old and is growing so fast. I mean that both in the way all new moms mean it and because Roo has almost jumped off the growth chart. Newborns gain .5 an ounce to 2 ounces a day, Roo is doing 2ounces just about everyday, he is truly growing fast.

I have been breastfeeding almost this whole time. We did some formula in the hospital and for the first two days home, not from a bottle though we used a great system that let him nurse on me and get formula out of a tube. Breastfeeding is now going strong. I have a fast letdown which causes Roo to get a lot of air but we are finding ways to keep him from getting to much air. I will say it does sometimes hurt like hell, today he wanted to nurse for 2 hours and it just about killed me. I gave in and gave him the pacifier, and he went straight to sleep, poor little guy was just tired.

Being a new mom is wonderful. I truly love it! It does have hard days and hard nights but it is the most fulfilling job I have ever done, to bad it doesn't pay in real US currency or come with health benefits. I always thought I would suffer through the first few weeks of my child's life. Sleepless nights and a small being with countless needs, and the inability to express him self did sound like a dream job to me, but it is. Don't get me wrong PPD and PPA hit me hard on day 3 but after the meds kicked in and now since we have adjusted them further, I am doing great!

It really is everything I wanted it to be, being a mom. I love my son. I look at him and am so thankful he is in my life, and that we are both healthy. His smiles even though it is just from gas makes my heart skip beats. I am very much looking forward to the future and all that it brings but also really enjoying the time right now.


9 comments:

Zoe said...

He's just precious, Ariel. You look so happy holding him. It's great to read that everything is going so well!

Amanda said...

What a sweetheart!!! Congrats again! It sounds like everything is going well!!

shiner said...

OMG he is sooooooo cute! Ya'll look great together. I am so glad things are working out for your family. Congratulations on being a mommy:o>

momma mimi said...

He's so cute and getting big so fast. Happy one month baby Roo.

Patty H. said...

What a handsome little man. I'm so happy for you, Ariel. You deserve to be so happy.

Anonymous said...

Happy one month Riley! Love Auntie Shan

LaDonna Kaye said...

Thank you so much for sharing your journey. My hubby and I have come to a place to where we are at peace with not conceiving..not saying we don't believe in miracles..Your journey has shown us miracles do come true! Your baby is so perfect and precious! Throw guilt out the window honey you have the prize of a lifetime and you will be a wonderful mother..you are a wonderful mother..Doesn't it feel great to say"I am a Mom?"..I cherish everyday I have with my 16 year old son and even though I can't go back and cherish the pregnancy like I wish I could have..I cherish being a mom. Thanks honey!

ggop said...

He looks so content, I love that slightly suspicious look on newborns. :-)

I'm so glad breastfeeding worked out for you so well.

SheWoreScarletBegonias said...

Ariel--
He is so beautiful and so are you. I am so happy for you and your hubby. Congrats on your little guy! He is too sweet!