Thursday, April 9, 2009


Emma had her 1 week check up today. It was the second time I have gotten out of the house in the last week and I am pretty tired! I assumed that when Emma was weighed I would hear that she was 8 1/2 pounds already. She is such a good eater. I was very surprised to hear that she has dropped down to 6 pounds 9 ounces. I wasn't just surprised but pretty upset. I have been having so much pain with nursing her that I felt like it was all my fault that she isn't getting the nutrition she needs and losing weight because of it. I broke down during the appointment and my midwife spent the next half hour working with me on getting her latched on right. Man, after 4 kids, you would think I knew what I was doing, but I forget that you can't nurse a newborn the same way you do a one year old. You can't just plop them on and let them do the work. She helped me alot and even nursing with the damage I already have isn't as painful anymore when I do it the right way. Please pray that we are now on the right foot and that she starts gaining right away. We go in for another weigh in on Monday to make sure. I am looking forward to the day when there isn't anymore drama. I am ready for a little boring!


Jodi said...

I hope Emma's weight check went well today!