Thursday, March 18, 2010

3 weeks

Today Ant is 3 weeks old. It is amazing how quickly the days pass now. Over the past 2 weeks or so we have been transitioning in our house. The first week was pretty easy other then him being in NICU. After we were home it was an eye opening experience. Nothing prepares you for motherhood but I wouldn't change a thing.

We have had a few struggles over the past couple weeks. One of them being Ant not gaining weight fast enough. All his other issues have been linked to the lack of weight gain. After several consults with the RN at the Ped's office on breastfeeding we realized that Ant was tongue-tied (the ligament underneath his was to tight). This was causing him to get air while he was eating and he was getting over tired.

Last week we got Ant's tongue clipped but that didn't solve our breastfeeding problems. On top of that we both got frustrated so we went strictly to pumping and bottle feeding. We were making good progress and in 4 days Ant gained 4oz. After a few days I decided to add in a few feedings on the breast with breast milk supplemented bottles. Today we had our first normal breastfeeding experience in almost a week. It was WONDERFUL!!! I am hoping this is just the start for Ant and I with breastfeeding.

As of now we are all doing great and adjusting. With each day I fall more in love with him. I catch myself staring at him and admiring how beautiful he is.


  1. He is a true miracle for you and Doug! Every picture I see of him I can't help of think of him as a little professor. He always looks so serious and intellectual to me. :) Lots of love to you Susan, thanks for your willingness to share your journey with us. As someone else who is struggling with infertility, you have been a beacon of light during some dark times.


  2. He is so adorable :) Love that picture and glad you are hitting your stride with Ant :)

  3. Susan- I'm so glad yesterday was wonderful!!! That's so terrific! Our motto is take it all 1 day at a time! Enjoy the BF-ing! It's so wonderful!!! Glad it's all improving!
    Take care!
    Kitty :)

  4. Love the picture! :-) So, so cute! Glad to hear that things are improving each day!

  5. I found you through Lucy's blog (after finding her from ICLW week)... congratulations on your sweet bundle of love! I love his picture and the onesie (I bought the same one for my boys!!)... I am glad that you are combating your breastfeeding problems and that they realized he had a tight frenulum. For me, both of my boys had it and the LC's didn't catch it... needles to say, I only made it to 6 weeks with nursing/pumping. I hope your BFing relationship continues to prosper.

    take care!

  6. That little boy of yours is just purely precious!!! I'm glad things are starting to look up with his weight and feedings! I couldn't be happier for you!