Momma of Dos: Fatty Boy Tuesdays:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fatty Boy Tuesdays:

So, for this format and for my baby updates I had been wanting to do a month to month update. I finished it. Santiago is now 3 months, he has grow so much physically and I have grown to love him so much more than I could have ever imagined. He is a true Blessing. I pray that other children have as much love and attention as Santiago does. That their parents are filled with Faith and patience and can teach them to be repectful and caring adults.

Month 1:
The challenges and rewards from the first 4 weeks have been life changing. The rewards of all the sleepless nights and troubles breastfeeding come when you hold your baby close and feel like you can touch the sky. The challenges of being new parents, sleep deprived and unsure of what came first the chicken or the egg are very frustrating and NOT at all easy. But, in the end you treat both with the same patience and understanding and it’s awesome. I prayed so much every day for things to get better, for Santiago to stop crying bloody murder from 2 am to 5am and he did. I cried the first couple of days when I wasn’t producing milk and my body felt as if every muscle and bone had been surgically removed, but I become more patient and understanding of what I can and can not do and soon I had strength and milk! Learning about Santiago and getting used to the idea that this life, this world is no longer about me has been the start of an incredible journey. The 9 month wait was so worth this experience of loving someone SO much more than you could ever love yourself or any other being on the face of this earth! Santiago was born September 16, 2009 at 9:26pm via C-section after a long and very painful 24 hours and after 4 weeks that experience had been erased and new pain has now been etched into my brain, hahaha! But, in all I don’t regret anything and I long for learning and overcoming anything that is to come!
Challenges:
Breastfeeding

Sleep Patterns
Germs!
Recouping from C-Section






Month 2:
The second month was filled with new challenges and many more rewards. This month brought about a more doable sleep schedules. I also started working again. And of course when I went back to work Santiago decides to start feeding his little personality but smiling, cooing (talking) and being just a beautiful happy baby. I started running home every night and making sure that I could get in all the possible mommy time and enjoy his smile as much as possible, learning that he is so animated made me feel overwhelmingly excited. Of course this also brought upon the horror that is ceasing breastfeeding. It was almost cold turkey cause within days of going back to work he no longer wanted to latch on, I really hated pumping and I didn’t put in the necessary effort. This wasn’t done on purpose, I just didn’t know that the milk would be gone so fast. I have since been taking advice from a lactation consultant online and old co-worker but have not had successful results. He also went to his first vaccine appointment and started going out into the public a lot more. He has almost doubled in size growing to a whooping 12lbs 15oz and 24 inches long. The doctor also recommended starting him on a schedule?! A schedule? REALLY? A schedule? That lasted all the 2 days that it took me to figure out that it’s more like torture and not a schedule. He is only 8 weeks and a schedule is not what I think he needs. He is a baby, he will have plenty of time to learn a schedule. I couldn’t agree with the doctor and in the mean time I continue sleepless and with nightly feedings. Sorry doc but Momma knows best! Plus that doctor doesn’t live in my house or hear the pain in my son’s cries…it’s horrible! This month he enjoyed Halloween in his own little way…asleep!


Challenges:
Breastfeeding
Sleep Patterns
Germs!
Recouping from GOING BACK TO WORK!



Month 3:
This month the challenges as far as sleep deprivation have not ceased but I feel are better controlled. My husband and I have found a balance between his sleep time and my sleep time and coordinated it all with Santiago’s sleep time. Is this the best method, probably not BUT it’s the method that is working for us…for now! My son loves, and I mean LOVES to interact with others talk to him and love him and he is the happiest most manageable baby you have ever met. Of course as expected with the coming of this month and the fact that he is now able to be up and out he had an eye infection. Hated it but we was happy and content despite it. His 3rd month landed between Thanksgiving and a very, very cold December. He continues to grow, no longer fitting in his usual baby clothes now he is into outfits for 9 month old babies.
Challenges:
Keeping him entertained while awake
Sleep Patterns
Germs!
Recouping from GOING BACK TO WORK!
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