Our baby girl, Lucy, has been with us for almost three weeks! We still can’t believe she came so early but we’re oh so glad she’s here. We are happy, healthy and just a little bit sleep deprived. The first three weeks have been hard and awesome. Lucy is a being so gracious with us!
Breastfeeding: It’s going well! The first week was hard, the second week was better. Right at two weeks we rounded a corner! She latches well and eats for almost 20 minutes. Lucy was 5 lbs. 11 oz. at birth, she dropped down to 5 lbs. 6 oz. and slowly gained back an ounce per day the first week. At 19 days old, she’s up to 6 lbs. and 7 oz. Yay!
Napping: Lucygirl is napping well during the day. She’s great at cueing when she’s hungry, she makes lots of grunty noises instead of outright crying, which we’re thankful for.
Sleeping: She’s sleeping as well as a little baby can! We’re feeding about every 3 hours. She wakes us up with some grunts and soft cries. Though she’s given us two glorious 4-hour stretches, so we’re headed in the right direction!
Fussy Time: That thing about babies having a “fussy time” sometime during the day is true for Lucy. Some days around dinner time, she gets a little agitated and either wants to nurse constantly for a few hours or she makes lots of grunty noises. But it doesn’t happen every night, lucky for us!