|4 weeks - sorry it's blurry! I used the auto shooter|
Ronan is already up to 11.5lbs as of last Friday! He's growing so fast!
|Ronan at 3 weeks old - isn't he the cutest!?!|
Stretch marks? I was fortunate not to get stretch marks during my pregnancy
Sleep: The first two nights at home were rough, but then Ronan started sleeping 3 hours at a time, then 4 hours and now he sleeps up to 5 hours at night. Then he'll wake up for a diaper change and a quick feeding and he is back to sleep for another 2-3 hours.
|Even though Ronan is sleeping pretty well, Charlie and Sawyer are exhausted!|
Gestational diabetes update: While I was in labor, they monitored my blood sugar and it got as low as 30. I feel like I've also had issues with low blood sugar because when I get hungry I get weak and sick feeling. When my blood sugar got low, they hooked my IV up with glucose to raise my blood sugar. After I had my sweet little baby, they tested my blood sugar for the first 24 hours and then said I was back to normal and I don't have to test anymore - YAY!!!
The hospital also tested Ronan for low blood sugar for the first 24 hours (because if my blood sugars were high during pregnancy, his levels could drop too low when that is cut off) but his blood sugar was always normal so no complications! I was very thankful he wasn't effected.
Miss Anything? I still haven't had a drink since giving birth since I'm breastfeeding. I have had a tiny sip, which I never did during pregnancy. I'm really looking forward to having a drink - surprisingly out of all the drinks I could have I really want a good beer - like a Fat Tire, Blue Moon or Leinenkugels - not super heavy but definitely not light either. Although a mojito or a margarita also sound good.
Movement: Ronan still likes to kick and will push his body with his legs! And his neck seems strong already!
Food cravings: I have been eating a lot of salads with the blue cheese I was missing during my pregnancy.
Belly Button in or out? It's back in but it seems darker in color than it was before.
Wedding rings on or off? I'm wearing my wedding ring again
Symptoms: I mentioned before that I have a plugged milk duct and I think I had mastitis too. I've had it for 2 weeks now and it is not fun. I got on antibiotics last Monday and I finally started feeling better yesterday. I seriously read everything I could find about how to unclog it and tried them all but nothing seemed to work and it was so frustrating! I still have a lump but the pain is down so I'm hoping that means I'm on the mend. I have my postpartum doctor appointment on Friday so I'll double check on it then.
On the plus side, my nails still look good! I've always had bad nails unless I protected them with polish, but now even without nail polish (Ronan sometimes needs to suck on a finger so I didn't think nail polish was a good idea), they look good and they are so long I have to cut them! They would always break before I had the chance before. I think I'm going to continue my prenatal vitamins indefinitely!
|Check out my nails!|
Looking forward to: The rest of my maternity leave and getting to spend my entire day with my little boy. I took 12 weeks which are flying by, and I want to spend every moment enjoying my with Ronan.
One more photo of Ronan - if you want to see (LOTS!) more, check out my instragram: lovejennyxoxo
|Ronan - one month old!|