Tuesday, December 28, 2010

She's Here!

As of 2:25pm on Thursday December 23rd Little G came screaming into the world via c-section. She weighed 7.2lbs and was 20.9 inches long. She's perfect and has really long fingers and long toes. So far she's been a great baby, sleeping a lot and eating about every three hours. i'm doing pretty good. We got out of the hospital on Sunday and the pain is very manageable.

The only issue I have right now is with breastfeeding. I can't do it. I have inverted nipples and it's extremely difficult. Both breasts are really engorged, hard and lumpy... I found a lump under my left armpit today and it looks like there's a slight infection setting in. I made the incredibly difficult decision to go to formula - i cried in the baby food aisle while we were there to get what we need. I feel a bit like a failure. But the pumping and finger feeding and supplementing with formula was just too much for me. too many tears and too much stress around it. i'd rather have a happy relationship and use formula.

Here's our first picture as a family:




Little G - in the santa hat her great grandma knit for her...

8 comments:

Mad Hatter said...

Wow!!! Congratulations to you all! I am so happy for you, Sweet G! She is stunning! Love the Santa hat!
Love,
Maddy

iamstacey said...

She's here! Omg, so awesome! I'm so happy you're both home safe and sound!
Don't worry about the breastfeeding. You're making the right decision for you and for sweet Baby G!

Kate said...

How sweet! Congrats to you both. Hope she continues to be such a good girl. Sorry about the sucky breastfeeding - it's rough, and sounds like you made the right decision.

ks said...

She's beautiful! Congrats! Don't stress about the breast feeding, you either can or can't. There's not much you can do about it, other than love your sweet G! I hope the infection clears soon though so you are more comfortable. Congrats again!

S said...

Congratulations! I am so, so happy for you.

You are in my thoughts.

talesphoenix said...

Congratulations! Love the pictures!

Sounds like you need a miracle breastfeeder specialist. I read a good story about one from the "Rebuild from Depression" webiste. Here is the chapter from her book:

http://www.rebuild-from-depression.com/resources/book/Chapter_3_final.pdf

I forgot how to do links, so you'll have to cut and paste this in your reader.

Lost in Space said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! So glad she is here safe and sound and healthy...and beautiful too! I am so happy for you dear friend and am wish you nothing but joy for your first year of motherhood.

brneydgirl said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you I wish you and your husband al the best. Enjoy every minute!!!