Sunday, July 1, 2012

Toby – Weekly Update: Week 2



Weight: Went from 7.8 last Wed to 8 pounds solid this past Tuesday!  I’m assuming he’s close to 8.5 by now.  Getting big already…

Height: Born 19.5 inches, they didn’t measure him at the weight check-up.

Medical Issues: Cord stump is still on and healing.

Sleep: Pretty good as long as I rock him to sleep.  We no longer have to wake him every 3 hours to eat which has been so nice.  He’s been giving me a good 4-5 hour stretch, wakes up at 2ish to eat, and then will go back to sleep until 6ish. 

Clothes/Diapers Sizes: Newborn for clothes, 1’s for diapers – the newborns were getting too tight around his thighs.

Diet: Just breastmilk.

Baby Gear Love: Boppy, Miracle Blanket.

Milestones/Firsts: First solo shopping trip with Daddy on Sun 6/24.  First day home alone with Mommy on Mon 6/25.  First trip to the mall on Tues 6/27.  First time staying at home without Mommy or Daddy – Grandma babysat on Fri 6/29 while Mommy did some grocery shopping.  First road trip to CT on Sat 6/30.

Likes: Snuggling, car rides, being rocked to sleep in the nursery glider, opening his eyes and checking everything out.

Dislikes: Being changed (though he’s getting better), being in one position for too long unless you’re gently rocking or moving him.

Postpartum – Mommy: Well, my rings were fitting again until it got really hot yesterday.  I’ve lost another two pounds, though.  I’m scared to try on my normal jeans but maternity jeans are getting really loose on me and not staying up anymore.  Luckily I’ve been able to wear mostly skirts and dresses.  This past week has gone well staying home with just me and Toby – it went much better than I expected and he hasn’t had a “bad” day where he’s been fussy alllll day yet.  He has his moments but overall he’s a pretty easy baby.  My biggest frustration this past week has been pumping and breastfeeding in general – I started to pump on Friday and I guess I thought I would be pumping out whole bottles right away.  I realize that my supply needs to build up so I hope more comes in this weekend.  I’m a little tired of just feeling like a milk machine that gets used every 3 hours…I’m hoping I feel better once Hubby can give him more bottles.



  1. He is adorable! Glad everything is going well at home for you!

  2. Breastfeeding is really hard! Nurse him as OFTEN as he wants it, even wake him up if you have to. That will help your supply in the long run!! :)


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