I feel like it has been ages since I have been on here when in reality, it's only been a couple of days. I have been reading your posts, but have not been commenting much. We're a little overwhelmed here with getting used to have another member of the family, as well as the lack of sleep.
So, little Miss Alex is 5 days old. She is such a sweet baby! We took her in for a weight check yesterday, and she is only down 2 ounces. I was worrying because she still seemed sleepy-more so than the boys, but she seems to be waking more on her own rather than one of us needing to rouse her to eat. She is so alert when she is awake. I love to watch her taking in her surroundings!
Speaking of feeding, I have to admit that nursing did not work out. After about 18 hours in the hospital, we had to make a decision. Her blood sugar was falling, and she was frantically hungry and I had nothing-no colostrum, nothing. I shed many, many tears over this last Friday, but I know, in the end, we have made the right decision. Drew and Michael were such big babies that I would have felt comfortable waiting to see if anything came in if Alex had been as big as them, but after what I had gone through with Peter being so small at birth (4 pounds, 15 ounces), and now Alex, only one pound more, I was more concerned about her growing. As I said, after many, many tears, I have great peace in the decision we have made.
So, now, we are adjusting to our new life. Andy is home from work for 2 weeks, and is so helpful! He has been doing all of the running and shuttling of the boys to and from school, soccer practice and whatever else is going on. I am trying to rest when I can, although I am discovering that this is harder this time around with 3 boys who still need to know that their Mama is here for them.
Speaking of rest, I am off to catch some now before Alex wakes up to eat again!