Week Three: breast feeding, changing diapers, and sleeping??

Our little guy is now three weeks old.  Hard to believe!  We’re already seeing changes in him.  Of course he has put on weight and is filling out.  He is breast feeding like a champ!  I’ve figured out how to sit at my computer while feeding Emmett.  Let’s me get some work done during the day.  He isn’t the fastest feeder so I’m spending a good 45 minutes to an hour each time I feed him.  We are using cloth diapers with him.  It’s great for the environment, healthier for him, and easier on the wallet, but I admit it is a pain in the ass at times.  You can’t let him sit for 3-4hrs without changing him.  Cloth diapers don’t absorb as much and become saturated rather quickly.  Disposable diapers keep baby dry which means you can get away with not changing him as frequently.  Cloth diapers need to be changed at least once every hour.  Most of the time it’s not a big deal.  However when he is fast asleep I hate to wake him for a diaper change, so I tend to let him sleep and deal with the leaking diaper later. 

Our Border Collie Jiggs has adjusted well to the baby.  He doesn’t mind the crying and just wants to be where the action is.  Emmett can be screaming at the top of his lungs, and Jiggs is fast asleep on the floor below.  I’ve been taking both of them on walks every day.  Feels great getting out.  I’m also back to hiking at Palmer Park.  I may try riding my bike next week.  Can’t wait!  We’re still having some wonderful weather which makes it hard to stay indoors all day.

It’s gorgeous outside today so I’m off for a hike with the boys.  Have a great week.  Until next time!