Three months? THREE? How, when, what?
Ok, now that we’re over the initial shock, let’s discuss what has gone down in the past month.
Juliet went in for a check up and a shot on Tuesday and officially weighs over 7 pounds! I think she is firmly placed in the average newborn size range now. Which is good b/c that hopefully means that people will stop saying “That’s a brand new baby” or “She can’t be more than a week old” when we’re out and about. I swear, this kid’s first words will be “she’s so tiny!” b/c that’s pretty much all she hears. To me, she’s huge! I mean, she’s got less than a pound until she’s tripled her birth weight!
Plus, just in the last week she’s really put on some serious chunk!
One of my current favorite things to do is tell those strangers with their tiny comments, that her head used to be smaller than Monkey’s head. I hardly remember those days.
Everyday her neck control gets stronger. During tummy time she’ll plant her arms and lift her head and just observe the
floor world around her. She’ll be ready for some Bumbo action in no time!
She’s currently eating 3 ounces every 3-4 hours during the day and sleeps 4-5 hour stretches at night. It is truly awesome for us and now that I’ve said that out loud, she’s going to go through sleep regression. We breastfeed twice a day and she seems satisfied with what she gets even though I know it’s not nearly enough. I usually supplement with what I pump afterwards and an extra ounce of stored fortified breastmilk. I’m sadly not pumping the amount I used to pump but I am still producing a good amount that I can freeze. Though it looks like we’ll soon have to got o every other bottle being a formula bottle, just so we can try to survive without having to constantly buy formula. That crap is expensive!
An update on how I’m doing? Even though I still have a pretty gummed up vein in my left calf, my doctor is not concerned about another clot forming. He’s pretty convinced that I will always have a gummed up veined that no amount of blood thinners will cure. So after three months of twice daily injections I AM FINISHED! Well, finished until we decide to go for baby number two. Then I will have to begin therapy again for the duration of that pregnancy. Among other treatments to combat my new HIGH RISK status. But we’re not looking at that happening for quite a while. Dan and I are just happy that after everything I’ve gone though in the past four-ish months, we’re still able to contemplate having more children. I’m not going to lie, we both had the thought that the problems I faced could prohibit us from giving Juliet a sibling in the future. And while it won’t be a cake walk, it is still possible and I am eternally grateful for that.