I haven't had a tear-free day yet, but things are getting better and better. No one told me that the days following birth can make you feel like someone scraped all your skin off with a vegetable peeler.
What? You did tell me? I guess I didn't believe you. I don't know if it's possible to anticipate what such raw emotion will feel like.
We took the Lion to his first pediatrician appointment on Wednesday and he was already above his birth weight, which means that I am doing fine in the breastfeeding department (despite the hospital lactation consultant's prediction). More on breastfeeding later- o, the trials and tribulations! Let's just say that undersupply was NOT my problem, and that cabbage is good for more than just making eggrolls.
Lion is such an easygoing baby, sleeping well and rarely crying. A good disposition, the pediatrician said. Funny, I remember the vet saying the same thing about Alex.
Speaking of Alex, he is fascinated by the baby and wants to know his whereabouts at all times. He's very protective. Here he is in his "I'm the Big Brother!" shirt that my mom put on him for our homecoming:Keeping watch, as usual:
More soon. Thanks so much for all the good wishes!