I'm pretty tired, so I'll write my letter before I fall asleep!
You turn 2 weeks old today! :)
Wow, has it already been yet another week? Everybody tells us to enjoy you because time flies by so quickly.
There are days when I think that 24 hours feel like an eternity, but all it takes is a whiff of your baby smell and endless showers of kisses on your cheeks that makes the broken-up sleep all worthwhile. Oh and your little grunts after you finish your feed that make you sound like a little mouse. I wish I could tape down every second of your life so that I can remember every single little detail of it forever.
After only one week, your Daddy and I feel that we know you so much more! You no longer stay awake at night, but sleep right through it. Usually you only wake up once to feed and I know that this is amazing progress for a 2-week old!
Mummy is exclusively breastfeeding you and she's pleased to say that you're drinking so well! I call you "Sammy the boob rescuer" now, because we're in this partnership together in which I provide you milk, while you have to feed regularly so that I don't have engorgement or excess milk.
Breastfeeding hasn't been easy. The technique is fine, but its the constant waking up to feed you that tires Mummy out. Still, I wouldn't exchange this for the world. Mummy's experiencing pretty painful letdown pain on one side, but she hopes and prays that this too will pass and breastfeeding would be painless asap.
You're 4.3kg now! That means that you have gained 240grams since your birth and 200grams in your first week at home! :) Mummy has also lost 10kg in the past 2 weeks (!!!) which makes it 4kg left to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight! The joys of breastfeeding!!!! :)
You're a relatively good baby in that you only fuss when you're hungry. Mummy's learning how to listen to your cues and feeds you more frequently in the evening before you go to bed. Daddy's the one who's plays with you and you are easily calmed down by his voice and when you're in his arms.
Daddy has another 2 more weeks at home, after which Mummy will be left on her own. I really hope that before Daddy goes back to work, we would have a certain routine so that it would be easier to take care of you on my own.
We love you so much darling. It's taking every ounce of our energy to care for you, but we thank God for people who have been helping us!
You're a real trooper and we're so proud that you managed to sleep the entire time when Mummy went about to shop for some new clothes (ie. PJs and nursing wear). And yeap, Mummy managed to treat herself to her favourite Starbucks Frappucino!!!! The little pleasures in life!
Continue to grow well into a strong, young man of God!
Lots of hugs and kisses
Mummy & Daddy
Aiyoh, I could kiss those cheeks 24/7!
Visit from my pastor, his family and my leader
Playing with Sammy after a feed
Love love love this contemplative shot of his
That's his typical milk-drunk look after a feed
Love Daddy-and-son bonding pictures!