Thursday, October 15, 2009

Two week checkup

Our little guy is apparently a really efficient nurser. I had worried, because he only usually nurses for between 7 and 12 minutes every 3 hours, but, he is gaining plenty of weight, and the doc says he looks great. So apparently, I just have a fast eater, which is actually awesome. Also, I got permission to let him sleep for as long as he will during the night (before, I was supposed to wake him up every 3 hours to feed him during the day and night). This wouldn't usually sound that awesome, since most newborns aren't giant sleepers (or at least that was the impression I was under); however, the other night, I slept through one of my alarms to feed Mr. B and he slept for 5 1/2 hours. WOW. I felt SO good. I can't wait to see how tonight goes!

3 comments:

The Holmgrens said...

That is great! I was worried about Nathan too when he was first born and he was also an efficient eater. Thank goodness! Glad to hear it.

Jessica Madsen said...

yay! I had a feeling when you were telling me how long he was nursing that he was getting enough, just being really quick with it, which is soooo great! I am happy for you. Don't you just LOVE Dr. Visick?? He is the best Doc in Logan for sure, so you are definitly in good hands. Yay for Bennetts marathon sleep night. I bet he will do it again, and then longer, and before you know it, both of you will be sailing off to dream land all of the time. Best of Luck!

Rachel and Todd said...

Cha, lucky. Sounds like a dream baby. I remember feedings taking 30-40 minutes every 2 hours. Those were long days.

I've decided that the next time I have a baby I'm going to keep it inside my womb as LONG as possible so its instincts will be top notch. Seriously. You did well, Erin. :)