Well, real life (or at least a resemblance of it) has begun. They discharged me from the hospital on Sunday afternoon. Our first night home was a little rough. Cameron refused to sleep unless he was in our arms. So Michael and I spent the entire night taking turns holding him in between feedings.
I’ll try not to be too graphic or give too much information on our biggest struggle. Cameron and I are struggling with him nursing. We had some help in the hospital and they were encouraging saying that he was doing well with it. I kept telling them that it hurt pretty bad but they would say a little pain is normal and that I just needed to keep trying and they watched him and said that he was seeming to latch correctly. So I just kept going through the pain and what I thought was right, though now I know was obviously wrong. By Monday afternoon I has big gashes that had become infected making it impossible for me to keep going. Now to those of you who have known me for a long time and know how I used to feel about breastfeeding will be shocked to hear that this has really been difficult for me. So we started formula Monday evening however, as soon I heal, I am going to try again. I have a friend here who is a lactation consultant and she is going to come work with me until it all works. Please just be praying that we can make it work and that I will heal quickly so he doesn’t have to be on formula for too long. Sorry if this was all too much information for some of you reading. 🙂 I will say though that now that his belly is full he has slept much better and has even made it in his crib by himself for a little over an hour.
Our families are here until Wednesday and Saturday. After that, REAL life begins. That’s a scary thought but I’m excited. I am so grateful that the Lord has blessed us with such a BEAUTIFUL healthy little boy.