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.