Owen – Week 2

Holy crap, how has time flown!
I’ll probably say this at every milestone, but I cannot believe that Owen is already 2 weeks old!

Today Jaime went back to work, so it’s just been me and the two kids and so far, so good!
Emma is great, and Owen is easy, thank God!

We did have a blowout (literally) today though! Ugh!
So Owen has been spitting up after feeding if he’s moved around or not sitting up right, so I fed him, and put him in the MamaRoo sitting up and went to feed Emma her breakfast. As I checked on him, I was so excited to see that it was working! He wasn’t spitting up at all and so I continued to feed Emma. After Emma was done eating, I went to look at him again and he had poop ALL OVERRRRRRR the MamaRoo, and best of all, he touched it and rubbed it all over himself. Those little flailing hands, ahhhhh!!! 🙁 It was awful!

Anyway, Owen had his 2 week check up yesterday and he now weighs 8lbs 2oz, and is now 20½ inches long, he gained 7 pounds in a week, and is continuing to grow. The doctor is very happy and impressed to hear that I’m only breastfeeding, no supplementing at all with formula or breastmilk in a bottle, go me! 🙂

Speaking of breastfeeding, it still hurts when he latches, but the hurt goes away after a few seconds when he’s properly latched and eating. I can’t wait until it stops hurting all together.

I started pumping early this time instead of waiting 6 weeks. I do it to relieve myself, and only once a day so far. I have almost 40oz in the freezer already, woo hoo! 🙂

Back to Owen, he has been staying awake a little longer nowadays, but is still very very sleepy! He sleeps great overnight and sometimes I’ll go 4 hours instead of 3 hours between feedings since he’s gaining weight so well, I want him to be able to sleep a little longer over night, and that way I can sleep longer stretches too.

Diaper changing is much better now, I think the pushing the pee pee down before closing the diaper has really made a difference! I also wait a while before opening the diaper to see if he has to pee more after feeling the breeze on his belly lol.

My brother was here this weekend, he came to meet Owen and to see us. Emma really really loved him this time and played with him. She calls him “Untle Pee Pee” and it’s HILARIOUS!

When Emma was born he made himself a shirt that said “I ♥ Princess Emma” and a onesie for her that said “I ♥ Uncle JP”, and he did the same for Owen. We managed to somehow squeeze Emma into her NB onesie lol, so it was cute to see both kids rocking their “I ♥ Uncle JP” onesies together.

It makes me really sad that he lives so far away, I wish he lived here so he could be a part of the kids’ lives on a daily basis and not just see them during the holidays. I also think about when it’s his turn to have kids and how I won’t have my future niece/nephew here with me. My parents and I constantly bug him to move back, and hopefully one day he will.

Jaime says that I am smitten, and he is totally right! I am so in love with this little baby of mine and I cuddle him as much as I can, whenever I can! I play around and say that I’m going to keep him a baby forever and not let him walk or talk or do anything besides cuddle with his mommy! Could you imagine? Haha!

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