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Hey ladies! Thanks for checking in on us! We are adjusting well and just getting to know each other. I'm so in love! I finally have him eating every 3 hours, instead of snacking constantly. I refuse to be a snackbar or pacifier. I did that for the first three weeks, because I really wanted to make sure my supply was reliable, and he got above birth weight. But he gained back to above his birth weight after 10 days, so I was really proud. He was three weeks this past Monday, and all week I've been focusing on getting him to eat every 3 hours. Sometimes we only make it 2 1/2, but that's okay. Getting these feedings more regular has also helped his sleep, in that he can go 3 hours at night sometimes too. That is invaluable to this mommy and daddy! His cheeks are getting so fat, and I just can't stop kissing them. I've realized I'm going to be more AP than I thought. I really thought I could get him scheduled, and let him CIO and learn to fall asleep himself. But I just can't do it. I can't bear to think that he's crying and believing he's all alone. In looking more at AP, the only thing I'm not into is cosleeping.
I update my blog numerous times a week, and there are lots of photos on there. I just don't have time to get my blog updated, and upload photos to photobucket/JM. Heck, I can't believe he's let me type this long, lol. There is a link to my blog at them bottom of my siggie.
ETA: I know lots of people need schedules but just keep in mind that sometimes babies have a reason for eating all the time. One is a growth spurt. They eat all the time and become very fussy. Another is fighting off illness. Sometimes you have no idea baby just avoided coming down with something all because they nursed it away. They can't let you know the reason why you need it. I know there is that whole impression they are using you as a binkie and all that, but at this age their wants and needs are the same.
just wanted to throw that out there, please don't be offended!
Oh, I'm not offended at all. And I think I've already experienced one of those fabulous growth spurts. At around 2 weeks, there was a day where he was glued to my boob about 45 minutes out of every hour, for an entire 24 hour period. It was hell, but I just assumed he needed it for the spurt, and accomodated him. I like a schedule, but know I have to be flexible. That's really interesting about them nursing to fight off illness- I've never thought about that. But it sure makes sense. Drake eats when he's hungry for the most part, but I try to have it resemble somewhat of a regular schedule. I'm already dreading that next growth spurt!