Sorry for the posting lag – hard to get computer time with both hands free these days…
Simon is definitely starting to show his personality. He is a pretty intense and determined little guy. When he is sleepy he is a great sleeper. When he is hungry he wants to eat NOW. That has caused us a few issues in the feeding department – as he is such an aggressive little suckler that he has done quite a bit of damage to mummy. Luckily I’ve had access to some great feeding support – and we are going in each morning now to get help from the midwives at the drop in clinic. We need to learn to get him latched on in the nanosecond of opportunity between a nice open mouth and a ferocious clamping machine:-) I’ve been pumping and Steve is feeding via bottle until I get healed up enough to feed directly.
He is really healthy – his input/output is great and he is gaining weight like a champ. The midwives all say he is a big strong boy. He’s gained 7oz in the last week.
I’ll try to queue up some posts showing what we’ve been up to since he’s arrived. Short on international excitement – but long on sweet photos.
Tomorrow we trek into London at ridiculous o’clock for a 9am appointment at the Embassy at Grovensor Square. Wish us luck!
* Several of the more experienced midwives have been calling him ‘poppet.’ We had to look it up, but it is an old English word for ‘puppet.’ It is very sweet.