Baby Update

Just want to give everyone a heads-up on Maya and Mommy. Everything is fine, but of course, we’re worried about every tiny little thing. Maya has a bit of peeling skin on her chin and hands, but apparently that can happen with overdue babies. She’s having quite a bit of trouble breast feeding, but we just have to find the trick to get her going, I think. Especially once the milk starts coming in, it should ease up a bit. Svitlana gets very frustrated, though, when Maya’s screaming because she’s hungry, but won’t feed. We know she’s hungry, because she’ll drink tea from a bottle, but we really want her to start breast feeding soon. In any case, though, her weight drop since the birth is still normal, so nothing to worry about there.

Babies apparently sleep alot…at least ours does. 🙂 I hate waking her up when it’s time to eat, but I guess that’s the way it’s supposed to be done. I had a great experience yesterday of feeding her with the bottle. She was so cute looking up at me, and making little smacking sounds with her mouth. The nipples for the bottles at the hospital are a bit too used, though, I think – they leak liquid just by tipping them a bit, so we brought in our own bottle. Svitlana says it works much better.

At this point, we just can’t wait to get home and get started on our own. It’s nice to have the help of the nurses here, but it’s also a bit annoying from time to time. I know that everyone has their own way of doing things with babies – but at least in the hospital they should have a common way of working. One nurse says to wake Maya up when it’s time to eat, the other says let her sleep until she wakes up and gets hungry. One says that if Maya won’t eat, to try breast pumping, the other says don’t. So, what it basically comes down to is just nod and smile when anyone gives advice, and then go and learn on your own, I think. You have to find what works well for you.

My baby is such a cutie-pie!


1 Comment »

  1. Randy Brenner said

    Congratulations to all of you!!! Maya is beautiful and I am so pleased that Matthew forwarded this to me! (Now can you understand how much I love M&L???) One’s heart has the capacity to love so intensly. I understand your problem with feeding. You will find what works for you. Everyone has an opinion, which worked for THEM. Do what YOU think is best for your baby. That is the best advise I can give you!
    With love and best wishes to you and your beautiful family.
    Randy (Mom)

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