Just because we've done this before does not mean we know what we're doing this time either. I expected to breeze through these trial and error stages, not have any questions for my doctor, lactation consultant or pediatrician, just winging it since I've been here and done that. I was so wrong.
|Emily checking out Nolan|
|Emily sleeping in her crib- look how teeny she looks!|
I met with the lactation consultant every day in the hospital. Emily is very oral so unless she was sucking on something, either me or one of our fingers, she was screaming. Like really screaming. Then she'd hungrily attack either me or a finger. In her first hours she was smacking her lips and sucking on her own fingers loudly. What it also means is she'll root at anything (try to nurse it). Fingers, clothes, blankets, shirts etc. Today, day 5, she seems to be much more content, probably because she's actually getting something from me when she's nursing.
|Nolan playing with the present Emily got him|
|Snuggle Time with Daddy|
|Snuggling with Mommy|
All in all, today was a great day for Emily. She's in the swing, snoozing and hopefully with have some good night-time sleep for us too! Wish us luck!