It’s going to get repetitive with me saying this, but I can’t believe Liam is three weeks old today. Still feels like yesterday that I was going into labor.
This week has been more ups and downs. Nursing still hasn’t shown any improvement since getting Liam’s posterior tongue tie clipped. He still won’t latch without the nipple shield and it still takes hours for him to finish. It’s exhausting, especially at night. During the day I just plant myself on the couch watching Gilmore Girls. I started the series from the beginning. I thought things were getting better when I had Liam fed and asleep in less than an hour one night but it was obviously a fluke since it hasn’t happened again since. I keep persevering because everyone says it will get easier.
I’m still afraid to venture out in public with Liam in case he wakes up hungry. For one using the nipple shield seems to be a messy thing. If L stops nursing and the shield is full, we end up with milk everywhere. I’m also completely uncoordinated under the nursing cover and I’m afraid with the constant switching of sides that I’m going to flash a lot of people. I try to have a bottle of pumped milk handy if I venture out but I don’t always have the time or capacity to pump enough for him. I hope that nursing in public will also get less terrifying as Liam starts to nurse better (if that ever happens).
We started to try out cloth diapers this week as well but haven’t found much success there either. I’ve put a few different kinds on him but they all end up leaking somehow. Luckily no poo leaks so far but we have wet many cute outfits. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or if he’s just too small for the diapers I have right now. Any cloth diapering mammas out there have any advice?
Aside from the feeding and diapering woes I have thoroughly been enjoying my snuggle time. I could honestly sit and cuddle him while he sleeps forever, such precious moments. Liam’s also started smiling a lot this week which melts my frustrated, exhausted little heart.
Whenever he is awake or we are out and about, he is so chill and well behaved. I’ve really got lucky in that department.
Before I know it I will be writing a one month birthday post!