To be selfish, I'm just excited that I'll get some non-harness snuggle time:) We go back in 2 months for a follow-up and hope to see the dysplasia completely gone.
In fun news, Sophie is 1 month old today!!! Hard to believe, but we're starting to see changes almost daily now. She smiles regularly, especially during that fun morning play/snuggle time. She's also started grasping things with her hands, including the collars of our shirts as we put her down lol. She's eating more, up to about 2.5 ounces from the 2 that she had previously been eating. She's starting to sleep overnight in slighly longer stretches, 3-4 hours from her 2-3 hours.
I did a make shift weigh in last week and at that point she was up to almost 9 pounds! Her cheeks and belly are definately starting to fill out, so it makes me feel like I'm doing something right. In preparation for going back to work, I'm working to eliminate overnight breastfeeding sessions. She typically eats twice over night, between 1-2 and 3-4. Those feedings are now replaced by bottles of breastmilk. I know me, and I know this is a smart move for going back to work. It's just much easier to pull a bottle out of fridge, then deal with the frustration of middle of the night breastfeeding. Plus, with the bottles, I can recruit Dan's help for those feedings.
The downfall of eliminating those bfing sessions is that I've been waking in the middle of the night feeling ready to just explode. It hurts. Yuck. Today/last night was much better so hopefully my body is getting used to it. I still pump as much as I can, esp in the morning when my supply seems better. I think I have 200+ oz frozen already. I don't know if that's good or not, but it's what I've got and our freezer space is getting limited:) I can usually freeze 12-20 oz per day, and that is WITH feeding her fresh milk so it seems ok.
To be honest, I'm not a fan of breastfeeding. I'm doing it for her, and that's about it. As such, I've gone back and forth several times about exclusively pumping and bottle feeding her. I need to research the pros and cons I guess. But everytime I think I've decided to go that route, we'll have a really good nursing session and then I'm all about bfing again. I'm so indecisive:)
Here are a few new pics. I'll try to post ones that aren't on FB so those that are my friends on there get new pics here!! I'm such a people pleaser:)
Good grief. I just realized the 3 pics I uploaded all have her pacifier. Really, we don't use it all the time I SWEAR!!