Wednesday, 15 August 2018

One Month of Harrison | Baby Update

I can't believe that my littlest love, Harrison, has been with us for 1 whole month! (and counting) It feels like he has been with us forever, which just goes to show that we've all adjusted to having him in our lives just perfectly.
It's not been the easiest first month mind you, we both got of to a rocky start with breastfeeding. There is nothing wrong with his latch, infant I think we have got on really well with this part of breastfeeding, the problem we both suffered from was a yeast infection. Luckily I caught onto it pretty fast and the health visitor was still coming round to check on us so I was able to mention it to her and get advice. We both got a Drs appointment the next day and was given some medicine to help clear it up. For anyone who is interested, Harrison was given some drops x4 a day and I was given some gel to put on my nipples x4 a day. We both cleared up pretty quickly which was amazing.
I never breastfed my first two so this is all a new experience for me and the yeast infection unfortunately made it quite painful to feed. As it was very painful and I felt I couldn't feed, we did give Harrison some ready made formula and although I knew deep down it was best for him, because fed is best, I still felt really guilty for that one bottle the first time. Now he feeds off the breast all day and has a bottle for bedtime, so he is combination fed and the guilt has gone because this is what works best for Harrison.
Although I haven't been able to get down to our local weighing centre, I do have a rough estimate of how much he does weigh. I say rough estimate because I had the idea to stand on the weighing scales and weigh myself, then stand on them a second time holding Harrison and take the two away from each other. Makes sense right! Based on that he weighed in at 9lbs 4oz, so that is a whole 1lb since birth. I'm unsure if this is a great weight gain or not, but it shows he is gaining weight which is obviously a great sign.
I can't believe how fast he is growing and changing, honestly I feel like this time is flying by already and he is only 1 month, which actually when you say it that way doesn't sound like a lot, but it defiantly feels it!

Unfortently I didn't get a picture of him at 3 weeks as it was our eldest child's birthday, so as you can imagine there was a lot going on that day. 
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post today, be sure to check out the video too.

take care xo


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