Hi again everyone hope you are all ok and coping in this heat!!
I can't believe Hugo has been here for a whole week already! I was sat in bed feeding him on Friday thinking how is this possible!?!
He is doing really well, taken to breastfeeding like a duck to water! Midwife is very impressed by how we are doing! He lost 8.1% of his birth weight when he was checked at 3 days old, by day 5 he had piled it back on and had only lost 2% of his birth weight! This I am told is excellent and could even be discharged from the midwives next week and just be left having to see health visitors!
His sleeping on the other hand, not quite so good! He is a bit nocturnal! Sleeps like an angel most of the day and needs waking for feeds but at night so hard to settle. We are now waking him up after around 40 mins of sleep once he has been fed and keep him awake as long as possible without him getting too upset! Then he should in theory sleep better at night! We hope! The heat is not good! We have thermometers is all the rooms and its not dropped below 23° day or night! To add to this Hugo seems to have decided he dislikes his crib! I feed, wind and burp him let him fall into a deep sleep on my chest then put him down, within 5 mins he is screaming and very unhappy! He now sleeps in his buggy! I'm actually happier with this as is smaller so he can't roll onto his side like he could in the crib! Mum who has been a childminder for 25 years and is truly amazing with children suggested he may not like it because it feels too big for him even though it's less than half the size of a cot, he looks tiny in it! I've been assured that the pram is fine so long as he lays flat and many people resort to this for the first few weeks then once they have a bit if a pattern going we can get him back into the crib!!
Plenty of dirty nappies! Tommee tippee sangenic nappy disposal bin - one of the best things we bought! With fortnightly bin collections was worried about the smell but this item seals the nappies up and they don't smell at all! He is also getting good at what I have nicknamed "ninja wees" which those of you with girls shouldn't have much of a problem with!
All in all considering the traumatic birth and this is our 1st baby I'm happy with how things have been! It's a big learning curve at the end of the day and will take all 3 of us time to adjust!
Hope you are all progressing well and we will see some more New babies soon!