Hi everyone :) I am working very hard on Max's Birth Story, but due to my own recovery I have a hard time sitting for long periods of time (aka longer than like 1 minute) so that is making it difficult to be on my computer long enough to write it. I promise it will get posted eventually! Hopefully before the end of Week 2.
For now, here is a little glimpse of Max's first week of life. He was born last Friday at 3:20pm, and spent the weekend undergoing a billion tests and getting poked in the heels so. many. times.
Such is the life of a baby born at 36 weeks. Luckily Max was so tough from fighting all the liver bile that he was smooth sailing once he was out in the world. Over the weekend he met lots of important people in his life who love him very, very much. He (and his parents) were also well taken care of by the amazing nurses at MGH. I don't have a bad thing to say about my hospital.
Then, on Sunday he was allowed to go see his new home :)
Once he got home, he has had more visitors and spent lots of time hanging out with mom and dad, eating and sleeping. The life of a baby :) Max also had his first doctor's appointment on Tuesday. His pediatrician was also MY pediatrician and he said that Max is nice and healthy. He will see him again next week :)
Max at 1 Week
Likes: milk, pooping a lot, squirming, peaking open one eye, making noises, busting out of his swaddle, laying on top of dad
Dislikes: when mom takes way too long to sit down and actually feed him, getting his diaper changed (specifically when we have to hold his legs because he is trying to kick the vaseline away)
Feeding: very often! during the day he can go 2-3 hours in between, but at night especially between midnight and 3 or 4 am, he usually wants to eat every half an hour… stinker
Sleeping: a lot during the day, not so much at night… but nothing terrible, just typical newborn baby
I hope everyone is having a great week and looking forward to the weekend ahead :) Thanks for all the supportive messages, posts on FB and Instagram comments. Max is very lucky that he is already so loved at only 1 week old.