Friday, August 26, 2011

three weeks

Our Little Man is three weeks old today. Time flies.
He had his two week appointment yesterday and he weighs a whopping nine pounds! And he is now 21.5 inches long. I can't believe how big he's getting, though he's still only wearing newborn size clothing still. He seems to be thriving. He still sleeps a lot but has been spending some time awake and just looking around. I love seeing his curious little face as he tries to focus on what's going on around him.

I'm feeling almost 100% again. Still very tired. What can I say? I have a newborn. Sleep deprivation is the name of the game. Breast feeding is okay. I still don't love it. We've had a few issues and it's still a bit painful. It has gotten easier over the weeks, but it's still not easy. I'm just going to keep praying until it is easy. Pray with me! :-) Even though we've had our issues with nursing I'm so hesitant to give him a bottle. I've pumped a few times and have been storing my milk in the freezer...but I'm just not ready to introduce the bottle. I'm scared he won't get enough. When he nurses I let him keep eating until he lets go...with a bottle there's only so much in there. I don't know. As much as it is a burden to be the only one that can feed him all the time, it's still easier than bottle feeding him pumped milk or formula. We'll see how it goes. I know Alex is just waiting for me to give the green light on letting him feed Liam with the bottle.

That's the latest in the Acevedo home. Thank you, friends, for being so patient with my lack of blogging lately. I hope to get back into the swing of things when I get more settled with the baby. Until then, prayers are always welcome and appreciated! :-)

Handsome Fellow.


Anonymous said...

He looks more and more like you everyday, with a little bit of Alex sprinkled in. Gorgeous baby! I miss him already. Give him lots of kisses from me. Happy 3 weeks Liam! xoxo, Tia Dani

Krista said...

Happy 3 weeks precious baby! Much love from your Abi.

Kortnie Wertzbaugher said...

Good for you for not giving up on breastfeeding. I agree, it's much easier than bottle feeding. It's so nice not having to wash bottles or go all the way to the kitchen in the middle of the night to make a bottle.

You must have super milk since Liam is getting so big! :) I'm glad to hear you guys are all doing well.

Michelle said...

Happy Three Weeks, Liam (and mom)!

Don't wait too long to give him a bottle (max 5-6 weeks), otherwise he'll probably NEVER take one. You can always let Alex give him a bottle with just a few ounces and then you can "finish him off" if you think he's still hungry.

Love you, praying for you, and so proud of you! Enjoy these early'll burst into tears remembering them one day and wishing you had treasured them more. =)