Being in the hospital was actually a great experience. We had fantastic nurses (except for one- she was just blah) the entire time. I felt like they all did a GREAT job of keeping up with all of us and giving us space at the same time. We had some wonderful visitors and it went by so quickly!
He's a sucker!!
It's a tough life...
Out after his surgery!
Getting ready to come home!
Jay had his circumcision Monday morning (poor baby!) and then they sent us home! Crazy how quickly it went. I was a little anxious to come home- we have to do all of this on our own now?! Coming home was so fun! Tex is in love with his little brother and gave him a bath of kisses to tell him.
About to load up the car!
Meeting his brother, Tex!
Family of Five! :)
Once we got home, it was time to get adjusted. Jay decided he didn't really want to eat much that day because of his surgery. And because of that, it was over 24 hours until he had a poopy or even pee-filled diaper. I knew that was not a good sign, so I called the pediatrician the next day (I figured they would tell me to supplement with some formula). They instead were concerned and told us to come in. So our first outing was to the pediatrician's office- boo. As you can imagine as soon as we got there and undid his diaper for the nurse, he decided to poop and pee! I'm sure they thought we were crazy first time parents, but I SWEAR, it had been almost 30 hours since he had done either one!!! So, after everything else looked good, we headed home. Oh, and did I mention that I cried almost the entire morning thinking I was starving my baby?? Love the hormones! :)
The rest of the week was a blur. Anthony's parents were in town until Wednesday and then my mom took over on the help. This has been such a blessing to let me get a nap! Anthony worked from home some and did LOTS of stuff around the house! It was so nice having everyone around!
One of the things we learned about our sweet boy is that he is NOT a fan of sleeping without being held. This is fine when you have family and friends over all day, but it makes it awfully hard at night! So Anthony and I would take shifts after me feeding him and we would sleep in the glider/recliner with him. This glider is AMAZING! At first I was nervous because it is SO HUGE, but when you have to use it as a bed, I'm SOOOO happy with our decision! It reclines completely flat, so you actually CAN get some sleep!
The great thing about Jay is that he is an overall EXCELLENT baby. He eats like a champ! I mean, from day one this kid latched on and sucked and did great. Once my milk came in, he became even better. He now eats for about 20-25 minutes every three (ish) hours. And at night between feedings, he actually sleeps. We haven't had to deal with nighttime fussiness (yet- knock on wood), and we haven't had to deal with mixing up days and nights (again, knock on wood). We laugh because he has an appetite like his daddy and the fussiness of his momma when he doesn't get fed as soon as the hunger hits... Great combo :)
He is actually super alert (I thought they were supposed to sleep all the time at first!), and loves to look around and take in his new world. He is also VERY strong, which the pediatrician and nurses all commented on. This kid will push you and fight you if he is restrained. :)