Once again I am linking up with Jocelyn Reading at The Reading Residence with my Word of the Week being:
On Monday we were told that our daughter hadn't had quite enough to drink and hadn't gained much since coming out of hospital! The midwife said she’d check back in a couple of days and was pleasantly surprised that baby has now not only regained her birth weight but has piled on a bit more too.
Unlike other babies that are always calling out for milk it seems. My little girls slept through the cries of other babies in hospital and were so comfortable they’d sleep through their feeding times too! To other mums my babies were so peaceful and I heard some wish theirs were like mine but if they knew how worried I've been over the girls eating habits perhaps they’d change their mind.
Just like with our first born we have to record when our second feeds. Timing it till her next feed, measure how much she’s feeding, prepare bottles and wake her up. We've had to strip her down to her nappy to feed at times and get on her nerves rather than her get on to us.
To be quite honest it’s all been rather stressful for me as I feel like targets have to be met with regards to volume of drink being consumed and our nagging her has varying outcomes. How do the medical staff know that x amount should be consumed in x amount of time anyway? All babies are different just as adults are too. Are they taking into account that they are premature and small?