Owen turned six weeks old on Tuesday! He is definitely a growing boy and weighs 10 lbs 3 oz. He is definitely becoming more alert and interested in the world around him! Just over the past few days he has started "cooing". Last week we discovered that he had thrush but he seems to be feeling much better now. He already adores his big sister and enjoys when she reads books to him. The other day I heard her say "Oh bubby, don't cy, dats otay, my got you".
I am incredibly fortunate to have a kind lactation nurse named Angela just a phone call away. She works at Hillcrest and has answered numerous questions along this bumpy road of breastfeeding. On Tues I actually got to meet her in person and visited for over an hour. I am bound and determined to make nursing work this time. It didn't work out with Emma, so I have made it my personal challenge with Owen. Although it is the most natural, healthy and cost effective thing for a baby, it has honestly tuned out to be extremely time consuming and difficult (especially with bouts of mastitis and thrush). I feel like I am constantly pushing Emma off to the side saying "I can't do that, I'm feeding Owen right now", there is absolutely nothing Jarrod can do to help at night (so I'm awfully sleep deprived) and I am totally clueless on what to do in public! Angela offered some helpful ideas and I am going to see what Fenugreek and Mother's Milk Tea can do for me! Any ideas/suggestions that you all have are certainly welcome :)
Here are two photos of Owen with Roxie. The first one was taken his first week and the second one was taken this week. Enjoy: