Nothing really new to report this week. I'm still using the nipple shield at every feeding. Tyler is still gnawing away at my nipple, but that's ok, as long as he's getting milk. I'm pumping and storing and supplementing with a bottle when needed.
Tyler was circumcised at 7 days old in room #7. He did really well. This was a lot harder on mama than it was on Tyler. I didn't think I would be able to stay in the room and watch, but I made it. It really wasn't that bad and Tyler didn't feel a thing as they numbed him up thoroughly. Glad that is over with!
Tyler lost his umbilical cord stump at 11 days old. Yeah, now we can give him a real bath!
Tyler had his 1st bath at 11 days old. OMGosh did this little guy love it! He just lounged away and let us poor warm water over him. I think we made him a little too relaxed as he pooped all over his towel shortly afterwards.
Show and Tell:
Down an additional 4.5 lbs for a total loss of 28.5 lbs, 8 lbs to go. My stomach is getting smaller with just a small pooch left. You can still see a light brown line down the middle. No stretch marks but my belly button took a beating, it's now wide open, more of a belly cave than button.
I'd been experiencing some pretty serious burning pain "down there" for several days. Kerry and I got out a mirror and bright light and took a look. We found a pretty significant tear in my labia that they missed. I went to see the midwife and she said it definitely should have been stitched up, but there was nothing we could do now because it had been past 48 hrs and there is no longer blood supply to the area that would allow suturing. It will eventually heal, but for now, ouch ouch ouch! That's 2 tears, one on each labia... who tears there? Since the perineum massage saved my perineum, I wonder if there is a labia massage out there???