Samantha had her first doctor's visit yesterday. My husband couldn't get out of work to come with us so my mom came along, thank goodness! I definitely played the "new mom" role. I had packed a diaper bag. A few extra outfits, wipes, burp cloths, her bottle in case it ran into feeding time, and 3 diapers. Where was my mistake? The THREE diapers.
First night home, I forced myself to stay awake all night to check her breathing. And I was excited to have her home. So I didn't sleep at all that night! Second night home was pretty bad. I was sooo exhausted and had planned to sleep when she slept. But she didn't sleep much! And was so fussy because she was constipated. Was only okay in my arms, was crying a lot and just wasn't happy. I was so exhausted that I thought I was going to drop her. By morning I was in tears. Thankfully my mom took a few days off to come help me while matt is at work and I've gotten a few naps in!
So back to the doctor's visit, she was constipated. So the doctor (who I love btw he was so great) stimulated her witha rectal thermometer and sure enough...big blow out! And the reason why bringing only three diapers out somewhere isn't enough!! Thankfully though she was good to go on the third diaper. But lesson learned...pack lots of diapers when I go out!
I was so happy she pooped because you could definitely tell she was feeling better :) And she went again today. I never thought I would be so excited to see someone poop!
But we are trying to settle in to a routine. I just love her so much! She has to eat every three hours. No choice in letting her or me sleep through it. But last night was a little better!
Here are her stats from the visit:
She is 5lbs 1 oz now!!! She hit the 5 lb mark! :) And she is 17 inches long now..so she grew half an inch since birth...
Any tips on getting her to burp? She can be pretty difficult to burp.
Gotta run...the princess is waking...
Here are a few pics....