Monday, August 4, 2008

Rough night

Last night was pretty awful. Finn just wouldn't settle down, he was fussy and restless for most of the night. We still have trouble nursing while laying down - it's hit or miss, really - so I spent half the night sitting up with him, and every time I got him back to sleep and carefully tiptoed back to bed with him, he would wake up and start flailing and fussing again. Grrrr. Mommy is feeling very tired and bitchy this morning.

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I have to admit that I am still worried about his weight gain. I hate it that I'm so focused on it. I really have no idea how much he weighs at this point - it's been a week since his last weigh-in at the ped's office and he was 6 lbs. 4 oz. then. He still seems soooo tiny to me (and everyone else, apparently - that's the first thing people comment on). He's like a pear - these skinny arms and legs and narrow chest and his little belly bulges out. He's still wearing preemie clothes and preemie diapers, and he's almost a month old. He nurses great, pees and poops like a champ, so I know he's getting plenty of nourishment, but still I worry.

**sigh**

4 comments:

nezza said...

I would be more worried if you weren't worried (if you see what I mean). If that doesn't show how much you care, I don't know what does.

I hope you and Finn have a better night's sleep tonight and feel more refreshed tomorrow.

Jodi said...

After a similar night with my newborn a few weeks ago, I told my husband that I now understand why sleep deprivation is used for interrogation and torture. I would have admitted to any crime if the baby would just have let me go back to sleep!!! I hope you have a better night tonight.

Karly said...

Maybe you are just not used to a baby who doesn't gain weight at the typical rate...Have you been using the Down Syndrome growth charts? I know they made me feel better when we had weight issues in the beginning. (((hugs)))

Chrystal said...

I told you I'd be working my way through!

So, here I am in the past...woo, I remember the weight obsessing days (about 99% of that is gone now). We wrote down every ml/oz of milk consumed for the first 8-9 months. And that little girl was on many a scale. Again, I can totally relate.