Friday, October 02, 2009
I had a visit with the lactation consultant at our hospital today. Dad drove Mom & I across the bridge, and it was like last week all over again. Except not 3 am. And a lot less painful. Anyway, our little girl is porkin' out like nobody's business-- she now weighs in at 8 lbs 14 oz! The lactation consultant said that she's been gaining weight this week at double the healthy minimum rate! She gave me some pointers on holding & getting her latched on, and said not to worry at ALL about whether she's getting enough nutrition (not that I was worried about that per se)! Way to go Bradley Diet!!!
We also got to stop by the L & D wing and the recovery rooms-- quite a different perspective for me! I dropped off some thank-you notes for the nurses who'd served us (they were each & every one WONDERFUL!), and we got to say hi to some of the wonderful women who helped bring Eowyn safely into the world. They were part of God's answer to our prayers for a safe & healthy delivery! Heheh the technician who set up our room for delivery (Paquita) remembered Ryan as the dad who asked lots of questions. :) Everyone was exclaiming over how cute Eowyn is and how good she looks in headbands. I think Judy (L & D nurse... super helpful) was most proud of her, since she helped bring her into the world!
Today Eowyn's been a little fussier--several times she seemed just to want to be held. Either her tummy was bothering her & being upright felt better, or she just wanted Mommy's touch & full attention. Either way, it made me feel loved.
I love you, sweetheart. ...please sleep better tonight, ok?
Can you believe she's a WEEK old today!??