how about an update?

I know you’re all waiting to see him, right? So first things first, how about a little photo of Monkey:

See? Aren’t you smitten already? I took this one a few minutes after he was born, holding on to my finger and starting to calm down. You can see they weren’t quite done cleaning him up if you look at his cheek, but you can also see his little dimple! I’ll try and get some more up later, but for now I hope that appeases.

Both he and Firefly are sleeping at the moment, so I thought I would take some time to do a bit of an update. Firefly is recovering well and has been up and about in the room quite a bit today, sitting up in the chair and doing a little moving about. She’s needing to take stuff regularly to keep the pain down, but is doing well at managing it.

He is wonderful, and has been checked by the pediatrician and had his hearing screening, all of which went well. He is having a bit of trouble getting going on feeding, but we think–after an exhausting night for all of us–that he may have had a breakthrough, and Firefly’s milk is coming in very well. We’re a little worried (well, I am) because he lost 8.3% of his birth weight when they checked him yesterday and even though babies normally lose a bit of their birth weight they don’t want him to lose more than 10% (preferably less). We’re hoping that the progress he’s made will lead to a positive result when they weigh him again tonight. We’d prefer not to have to supplement with formula, but if we do it’s not then end of the world. There has been one nurse that we had yesterday and again today who has been amazing at working with Firefly, and I am so grateful.

We should be going home on Monday, although I did go back for about an hour today to get a few things and give the kitties some attention. We’ve had some family in visiting with us and also had a couple of friends stop by. The lawyer (who is also an old friend of Firefly’s) stopped by this afternoon to meet Monkey and brought the preliminary paperwork for the co-parenting agreement. We signed the petition and she’ll be filing it with the court on Monday, and then we’ll get our court date to go and finalize everything.

Oh, gotta go! Someone’s waving and looking cute trying to get mama’s attention!

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6 Responses to “how about an update?”


  1. 1 mulberry November 22, 2009 at 9:11 am

    what a beautiful boy! congrats!!!

  2. 2 Nat November 22, 2009 at 11:29 am

    He is SO beautiful!!

  3. 4 wishinghopingpraying November 22, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    He is so beautiful and you sound so happy. Congratulations!

  4. 5 Tori November 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I love this picture of him! And really don’t worry about the losing birth weight thing. My little dude lost 10.5% while we were there, but the nurse explained to me that c/s babies tend to lose theirs while still in the hospital because it takes about four days (recovery time, hello), while regular birth babies go home so soon that it doesn’t register as much of a loss because they’re staying in the hospital half the time.

    Oh, and I totally agree the lac nurses at that facility are AMAZING 🙂

  5. 6 Katherine November 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I never comment, but I always read. He is so handsome! So happy for you!


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