Isn't this the sweetest little thing you have ever seen?
And here is the crazy big brother (please excuse the exposed diaper).
Some quick funny things said/going on in our house:
This is how Elijah says "Samson": Sam. Son. Two very separate words.
Elijah is in a "Who's this?" phase where he points to everything and everyone and wants to know "who" it is.
Sam doesn't cry for food in the middle of the night. Instead, we can hear him sucking like crazy on his hands. Slurrrp slurrrp....hmmm, I think Samson is hungry!
Samson continues to eat like an endless pit. He is such a mellow and enjoyable baby (when he's not saying "WHERE IS MY FOOD?"). We all love him so much! Elijah is doing really well with having a new person in the house. We still are seeing no signs of jealousy. I have been making a point to take him on Mommy-Elijah outings to the park or to Dairy Queen so we can have that one-on-one time together. I want him to know he is still my special little man.
(Gauging from the rude voicemail message left on my phone today, the warning on my last post wasn't heeded, so saying "read with caution" probably isn't necessary.) I went to see my lactation consultant today and we tried to get Sam to nurse. I am still not healed enough for that to happen. :( She called him a "hoover" because if he doesn't get his food NOW, he gets frustrated and just starts sucking and chomping like a crazy man. She showed me how to "finger feed" him until I am healed enough to try nursing again, but I just don't know if it is worth all of the extra time and effort. I am already pumping a million times a day, so I don't feel like adding extra tasks is a great idea right now. I am considering not nursing Sam at all and just pumping for him for a few months to get him what he needs for a while. Please pray for me to find peace in whatever decision I make. And THANK YOU to all of you supportive people who have provided me with valuable information about breastfeeding, etc. I appreciate all of your words of support and advice more than you know!
If you have room on your prayer list, you could say a little prayer for us this weekend. Dan goes back to work starting on Friday and I'm a little nervous about how I will handle it all without him. If it weren't for the darn pumping, it would be a piece of cake. Pumping on such a strict schedule makes things a lot more challenging. I will get a chance to work on my multitasking!
Thanks for checking in on us!!