Friday, October 27, 2006

9 pounds 9 oz

I stopped by the pediatrician the other day to have Claire weighed. She's still gaining nearly an ounce per day.
She loves putting things in her mouth. Thankfully this interest is beginning to apply to the breast as well. She had it in her mouth briefly both yesterday and today without fussing. I was begining to get fainthearted, but it looks like there may be hope. I'm doing skin to skin every morning for a couple hours and using the sling when it works out with our schedule. Unfortunately, it is tough to get sling time in the afternoon and early evening between feeding her and expressing milk.


Ma Torg said...

That's great, Jen! I really admire your perseverance. I honestly don't know if I'd be as strong in such a situation.

We continually pray that Claire will find interest in breastfeeding, but if she doesn't, know deep down in your heart that that doesn't mean you have failed. Motherhood is about love more than anything else and you have loved Claire so well during all the struggles (it is so evident in your posts!). Claire may not breastfeed, but she still is incredibly nurtured, incredibly loved. You are doing great.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another update on life at the Hudson home. These blog notes are so incredibly special to us!! Jen, you are a wonderful nuturing mom and Mark an appreciative dad. We share your joys as well as the struggles and always hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Nanna Pennie