Friday, July 22, 2011

snow ball

It has been cold an wet lately, cold and wet.  Last Tuesday the sun came out and we decided to take a walk over to the local park.  I was worried that Trent might get too cold so I put him in this snuggly suit before putting him in the buggy.  We all thought he looked so cute, Maya wanted a photo with him.  

Our sweet Trent is growing well.  He is now 4.75 kg (10.5 lbs), most of that weight is in his yummy cheeks.  :)

We had a long stressful week #3 (also Lonnie's first week back at work).  While Trent was eating very well, every time I put him down after feeding he would scream and cry....fall asleep for 10min and then wake up crying again.  He was spiting up a lot which would then cause his nose to get plugged up, making it hard for him to eat.  I was worried that having one fussy baby would be just as hard as having two premie twins* (at least they would sleep because they were always so tired).  

I gave up dairy (very difficult for this ice cream, milk and cheese loving girl), took Trent to see a cranial osteopath (on the recommendation of our midwife and several friends).  I also tried giving him gripe water and Rhuger....nothing seemed to work.  Trent and I were both worn out and tired....and we cried a lot.  

Thankfully our wonderful midwife, Sharon, finally figured out that he might be suffering from a fast let down and oversupply.  She told me to feed him on just one side rather than both.  It worked.  Our sweet and happy little baby was back.  Of corse he still has his fussy times, especially in the evenings, but he is now also able to enjoy time talking to his brother and sister, sitting in his swing, laying on the floor stretching his legs and strengthening his already amazingly strong neck (which he has been able to hold up on his own since birth).  

It is funny to me that something so simple would cause so much grief.  You would think that I would have know to only feed him on one side, but having twins taught me to try and get your baby to eat as much as possible at every feeding.  I also only had one side available for each baby each time. 

Maya is a very proud big sister.

*There is actually nothing harder than premature twins, who take three months to learn how to breastfeed.


  1. Wow, what a cute little guy & his big sister! I love his snugly outfit :)
    I'm glad his eating has worked out so you can both be happier! Isn't it good to know you produce plenty of milk, rather than wondering if he's getting enough!?!

  2. I think it's so interesting/wonderful how involved your midwife is! So often the person who delivers your baby (even a midwife) does just that...and then you might as well fall off the face of the planet until you show up for the official 6-week exam. How wonderful that the person who supported you and Trent when he was growing inside is still supporting you and Trent as he is growing outside!

    Oh, and he is so cute! And so BIG! What a different experience this must be from your tiny preemie twins.

  3. Funny you should mention how involved our midiwfe is....I was just working on a post about her. She is great.

  4. I think it's so funny (and WONDERFUL) that you have TOO much milk this time around. What a blessing.

    And you've also been blessed to be in the right place at the right time to bring your babies into your family with the right help.