It has been an absolutely hectic/wonderful/crazy/intense/indescribable week! I guess there might be some who disagree, but I have to tell you that our little Abigail is the most beautiful little girl on the planet. I have finally been able to get some pictures put on this computer so I can prove this to the rest of the world. :)
She's here! (ignore me--focus on the baby) :)
We have had a lot of visits to the pediatrician and lactation consultant this week because we've been struggling with feeding issues. Abby lost over a pound in 4 days, and we've been working to get her weight back up to where it's supposed to be. Apparently, there is an issue with the way she tries to suck, and I have some issues producing enough milk. The combination kept her fed for the first couple of days, but now we're having to supplement with formula (which I hate, but am coming to terms with), and I'm trying to pump when I can. I have a feeling that we will end up having to go to all formula when it is all said and done, but we're still working on it with the lactation specialist. That woman is amazing--she even let me call her at home when I was freaking out about everything. She has been a saint. I also love our pediatrician--she is very on top of things and has been so involved with Abby already.
That has been the bulk of our week so far--it's all I've been able to think about! Other than that, we're just getting used to loving all over this sweet baby, getting up for night time feedings, changing some really funky diapers (Casey's favorite part), and being a family of three. Mom has been an amazing help since I'm still trying to recover from the c-section, but we'll have to let her go home on Wednesday so she can get back to her life. Sorry this update has taken so long, but I hope the content made up for the lack of blogging. Stay tuned for more! :)