Thursday, April 19, 2012

The First Two Weeks

Sophia turned two weeks old yesterday! It is hard to believe it has already been two weeks, but it also seems like it has been much longer than that. It is already hard to remember our lives without her in it. It has been an adjustment getting used to having a newborn again, but she fits in so well and makes our family feel complete.

Sophia and I stayed in the hospital for two days, I went in on Wednesday and we came home on Friday. When Aiden was born I couldn't wait to get home from the hospital, with Sophia I probably would have stayed another day if they had let me. Not because I didn't feel well enough to go home, but because at the hospital I was able to lay around all day and the nurses pretty much waited on me and brought me whatever I needed. It was almost like being on a vacation! Haha!

Her first few days at home went pretty smoothly, and so far have continued to go really well. She started out eating about an ounce of formula every three hours or so. Now she takes 2-3 ounces every 3-4 hours. We are working to get her on an eating schedule, and she seems to be adjusting well.

Aiden and Jenny both love her so much! It has been a little tough trying to remind Aiden to be gentle with Sophia, but he is getting better about it. It is difficult to be stern with him about being having to be gentle with Sophia, but also not make him feel like he can't touch her or like we are trying to push him away. Since Jenny is older, and already has a younger sibling, she understands better. They are both always asking us if they can hold Sophie or if Sophie is awake. We let Jenny feed her once, but Aiden has only gotten to hold her so far. I'm sure we'll let him feed her, I'm just not sure that he's ready yet. Maybe once Sophia is a little older I'll feel better about it.

Sophia usually only wakes up once a night to eat. At first she was staying awake after her middle of the night bottle. Now we try to keep her awake in the evenings before bedtime so that she'll go back to sleep after her middle of the night bottle. Jaime and I take turns waking up with her.

Sophia had her first doctor's appointment when she was just five days old. Her pediatrician said she looked good. She goes back next week for her two week check up.

1 comment:

  1. I tell my 2 year old "gentle" about 500 times a day w/the baby!


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