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On July 27,2017, I was blessed with an amazing (yes, AMAZING) labor experience, and we were greeted by our son Grayson. He is now just a day over three weeks…time needs to slow down. At this point, Gray is a relatively happy little guy and only fusses when he needs something. He eats every two hours and sleeps or cuddles momma in between that time. While on the topic of feeding, I will mention that Grayson had to be formula fed. To all you mommas that can’t breastfeed, that is perfectly fine. There is so much controversy over this topic! In my opinion, “fed is best” and I am still giving my son exactly what he needs to grow and thrive. In addition, I recommend new mommas to pick up the book Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality. A friend recommended this book and it has been so helpful the first few weeks. Any time I have a question I just look up the topic in the index and it’s there. We were having a problem with Gray spitting up after most of his feedings and the book suggested positioning the baby upright for 20-30 minutes after feedings. You would think this was common sense but we failed to think about this. This tip has helped out tremendously. Another thing I found interesting was whether or not soothing your baby was spoiling them. It mentioned that during that newborn stages it is perfectly fine to soothe because it sends the message that you’re there to tend to their needs.
I am so new to this mommy stuff and I am glad to have doctors, books, google, and blogs to turn to for help and motivation. Motherhood can be tricky and there is no right way to do it but I am determined to do my absolute best!
If you would like to hear about my labor story, please let me know! On Monday’s blog I will be discussing Newborn essentials, perfect for mommas in the process of creating a baby registry.