And I'm totally in love with this beautiful boy I've been given. I can't believe I'm now a momma to four boys! Why the Lord has chosen to bless us so is beyond my understanding. I'm so happy he has though.
Grant is doing wonderful! I took him to his very first doctor's appointment yesterday morning for a weight check. He is currently back up to his birth weight. Which is awesome! He was down to 9lbs 5 oz. when we left the hospital Saturday and as of yesterday he was up to 9lbs 14oz. again- an 8 oz. weight gain in 4 days! I'm so happy he seems to be putting on weight and growing normally. Noah had issues in the weight gaining department and so I've been a little nervous that Grant might do the same thing. Fortunately it doesn't look like he will. ;-) He's a little pig! He nurses about every 2-3 hours and eats for about 30-45 minutes long. He's my first to take so long to eat. My others would take 10-15 minutes tops! I don't mind though. I'm hoping it will help with keeping my milk supply up. He seems to be a calm baby- much like he was in utero. He'll let out some little cries when he's hungry or has gas but other than that he's a quiet baby. Even when he's awake he is content to just look around and watch what is going on.
The boys are so happy to have their new, little brother here. I think they all have some adjusting to do but they're doing wonderful with it. Noah is having a hard time. He is fine with the baby and adores him. He is just having a hard time dealing with not being the youngest anymore. He's been crying and wanting me to hold him allot. I try as best as I can to take the time to indulge him. I know it's probably a hard adjustment for him.
I'm feeling good. I've lost 25 pounds since having Grant. I have another 25 to lose. The first ten of those will probably come off in the next 4-5 weeks. The last 10-15 is always the hardest for me. They might take another 3-6 months to lose. Sigh...oh well. My belly has gone down allot though! This morning I woke up and was shocked to see that it's almost down completely. How is awesome is it that your belly can stretch out as much as it does and go back to normal so quickly?! I mean it takes nine months to get that way!