Xander happily playing on his playmat yesterday
The midwife came to weigh Xander and I’m pleased to say he now weighs 8lbs 13.5oz, so in two days he’s gained 8.8oz! I’m amazed, but it does go some way towards explaining why Dales arms were so tired holding him for ages this morning!
On top of the spectacular weight gain, we’ve had two very good nights on the trot where Xander goes down to sleep around 11.30-ish and then only wakes to be fed and changed at around 2.30-ish and 6.00-ish and doesn’t really make much noise about it. He also goes back to sleep within about 10-15 minutes of finishing feeding, which is something of a relief as it means I can sleep too and Dale doesn’t get woken through the night (he takes the shift settling Xander down while I get an hour or so of shut-eye before the 11.30 feed).
So, it looks like things are looking up and settling down – it’s such a relief, especially since we were having trouble getting Xander to accept a bottle for the pumped breast milk as had been suggested – it turns out he’s fine without it after all!
Today I have a big, happy face on, despite wearing no make-up at all (one of my very rare make-up free days since Xander was born – I’ve been making the effort to put on just a little slap in order to feel more like “me” each day). And Dale’s happy because I’m happy and Xander is healthy. Good news all round!