Friday, August 10, 2012

7 weeks old

Hi there!  Blogging with a baby is hard - I still read all your posts, but am having trouble getting my fingers on the key board, since my lap is mostly occupied now.  Winn is doing great!  I go to a breastfeeding support group at the hospital on Fridays and he weighed in at 12 # 3 oz and then 12 # 8 oz when we left.  He took 5 oz from one breast!  I feel like a moo cow.  Breastfeeding is still challenging at times, but it is getting easier.  I was having oversupply issues (Poor baby was getting sprayed on my right side) so I started just nursing one side at a feeding and that is working so much better.

The only thing I am concerned about now is possible tendonitis in my thumbs.  It's called De Quervian's tendosynovitis or "Mommy Wrist."  I had a touch of this in grad school during finals from writing so much and also when I was housepainting alot.  But that was self limiting because I could stop writing or painting so much, but I can't stop taking care of my baby and he is only going to get heavier!  I am going to see the orthorpedic doc on Monday to nip it in the bud.  Maybe get a cortisone shot.

I had a bout of Mastitis a week ago.  Was not too painful, but just felt awful, like I had the flu.  It went away very quickly when I started antibiotics.  I had my 6 week check up on Monday and my doctor says my incision looks great.  I am still about 15 lbs over my prepregnancy weight.

Winn is sleeping 5-6 solid hours during the night.  I usually get him down by midnight and he sleeps until 5.  He sleeps alot during the day, so I feel like I should feel more rested and accomplish more.  I have been watching lots of Olympics.  pretty much od'd on it. no more volleyball and water polo!

Yesterday was my first time back on my yoga mat.  It felt so good to stretch out, though I am somewhat limited because of the tendonitis.  It feels strange to be able to lay on my belly again, though now my boobs are in the way.

Winn is cooing and smiling more.  He has discovered his hands and is now able to entertain himself a bit.   He has still not made the transition to sleeping in his crib from his swing at night.  I think I will work on that this week.  My husband and I are still in disbelief that we have a real live baby in our possession. This time last year, he was a little frozen embie and I was coming down off a hormonal rollercoaster after a retrieval.  I turned 36 last week.  We celebrated by going out to eat for lunch and dinner and Winn was so good on my birthday - let me sleep in and hardly cried all day.  It was exactly how I wanted to spend my 36th birthday.

Congrats to Jen on her BFP!  and to Krista on the arrival of her son!

This time last year

Love this onesie from my husband's friend

Morning of my 36th birthday - can you see how freaking engorged I am? 


  1. oh, so precious. I love your photos so much! What a cutie. Also, super jealous about the 5 hours of sleeping!

  2. the pictures, especially him in his little 'my daddy is a lawyer' onesie - hilarious! And thanks again for the congrats - so sweet :-)

  3. Beautiful!! so so happy for you!


  4. That is one crazy gigantic boob! Did u get stretch marks on them? I don't on my belly but do on my boobs. He's a cutie. Bummer about the thumb thing....get that looked after. And yes....get him out of the swing at night.....or you will wind up like me.....springing their mattress in the crib for them to fall asleep. No wonder he sleeps tol 5! The swing is's the only reason I get anything done during the day.

  5. What a wonderful post! You and Winn seem so happy and content, it's just lovely to see. And 5 -6 hours of sleep at 7 weeks - you've been blessed!

  6. Love it, I can't wait till Logan sleep 5 hours. I have a hard time blogging too but love reading. I am going to post this week. Glad things are going well. My husband and I always look at him in disbelief, to think he was this frozen embryo is crazy!

  7. Great update! Love the one in the backyard and the one of him smiling. W looks like such a cuddle bunny!