The Shaeffer Family

A look into all that god is doing in the Shaeffer family.

We’re Home November 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — shaefferfamily @ 4:51 am

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.

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One Response to “We’re Home”

  1. Kim, nursing IS a wonderful experience, but for so many moms and precious ones, it just does not work…be encouraged to know that those babies that need to be on formula full time grow and thrive just like the ones who nurse. I will be praying for you!


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