It's been almost three weeks since Luke was born and I feel like I'm just emerging from the haze. I have adjusted to the lack of sleep and even though we haven't achieved "latch-on", yet, we're still working on it. It's ok, even if we never make it. The baby blues have gotten much better, so maybe the hormones have started to normalize a little bit. The stress of making sure the baby was ok has lessened and I am starting to have the confidence to enjoy being a mom. I know that sounds weird, but the worry was sort of getting in the way of just enjoying the experience.
We took a trip to the pediatrician on Monday because Luke's eye was weeping, and not in a normal way. He has a blocked tear duct, so I have to rub the corner of his eye a few times a day and give him some eye drops. They seem to be working. The really good news is that he gained a whole pound in about 10 days. That means he is up to almost nine pounds, which really helped to ease my worries about whether he was getting enough to eat, etc..
I am ready to loose this weight. I know I'm not supposed to exercise until 6 weeks post-pardum, but I think I may start this weekend. nothing too crazy, just walking and maybe a little easy jogging. I have lost about 20 and still have another 20 or so to go.
My Aunt Joyce sent a really wonderful quilt that she made by hand. It has cats all over it, which is perfect for us. We took a picture of Luke on it and turned it into a Thank You card. I also received the kind gift of a cute onesie from the lovely JJ!