Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Maybe he was right

I really do feel bad for first borns.  We parents are just trying to figure things out and experimenting on them.  Poor James.  It really is a good thing he is such a good baby.  He is a wonderful little being and I love every moment we've had together.  Can't wait to see what the days, months, and years have to bring. 

Anyway, about this experimentation.  When James was 1 week old he was not gaining enough weight.  We were instructed by our pediatrician to feed him every 2-3 hrs.  To even wake him up and feed him (wake him up at least during the day).  Well, we did this.  By the next office visit he had gained 1 pound.  We were very proud parents who felt we had done a good parenting job.  Not being told differently we continued to make sure he was being feed every 2 hrs (during the day which just naturally went into the night feedings).  2 weeks later, now 1 month old, James weights 10 pounds.  I just hope the Dr. understands that we are just trying to do the right thing and that we were not trying to create a little porker.  So this is the reason for his gassiness, parents that were really eager to make sure our little one was eating enough.  What we got was a little one that was eating too much was causing him to have gas.  Paul akined it to eating Thanksgiving dinner several times a day.  I would have gas too. 

After being really upset at myself for again screwing up and "not being a good mom", I've decided to try to relax and do what feels right. Which is not so easy when you little one is crying and you are just trying to make him happy. 

Speaking of making him happy.  This made him happy and allowed me wash some bottles. Oh, and check out the grass thingy on the counter.  It's a drying rack thing for baby bottles and stuff.  Great product just wish it was bigger. 


  1. You are doing a great job! You and Paul have had no previous experience with a newborn. You were doing what the doctor told you. Keep up the good work!!

  2. Kathy BernardoniMay 12, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    Many many years ago, when I was a new parent, my Dr. said take your cues from the baby. When he's hungry, feed him, when he's not don't. Unfortunately they don't communicate well at that age. It gets alot easier when they learn to tell you what they want.

  3. DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT ANYTHING! You will have plenty of time for that when he's a pre-teen/ teenager and will blame EVERYTHING (negative) on you whether it's your fault or not. Just do what you feel. It will all work out in the end.

    <3 lots of love from the Witcher Clan.

  4. I agree with Jessica. You guys are great parents. He is healthy, happy, & loved and that is what matters.