Korrigan and I went to the lactation consultant (LC) this afternoon and she gained two more ounces since yesterday! Needless to say, the LC is VERY happy with her progress. She is gaining double what she should be, which is good because that means she is also making up for what she lost. We have Korri's two week well-child appointment on Wed, so until then, if Korri's eats well, she doesn't need to be supplemented and if she doesn't, then I'll pump and give her an ounce or two. Yay! Korri still tires very easily and has a hard time staying awake for a full feeding, but the LC said that is VERY normal for her age and by next week, should be much better. Double yay! So happy things are going in the right direction. Oh and the LC suggested putting cabbage leaves in my bra to help with the engorgment pain (helps with the swelling!). We'll see!
Prior to our appt, Korri had her newborn pictures taken with Jess! Jess said Korri was one of the easiest newborns to shoot...she just snuggled in and slept most of the time (except when I took her diaper off and she pooped and peed on the blanket...oops!). We were able to get a couple open eye pics, too, in addition to some with big brother, alone with mom, alone with dad and the four of us. Can't wait to see them!
My mom is back! I'm so happy. She is staying until Thursday AM and then auntie NaeNae is coming to babysit up on Thursday. I'm feeling much better in terms of the "baby blues" but still want and appreciate the extra help and attention. If nothing else, Finn really needs a little extra attention, which he is definitely getting.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.