Sunday, April 26, 2009

Being a momma...




So I thought running around in Charlie's first week alive was crazy and when we got home it would settle down, those of you who are parents know this isn't the case! I seem so extremely busy I wonder how those with more than one get anything done, my hats off to all of you! Breastfeeding was really tough because Charlie seemed endlessly hungry so I began pumping and feeding him breast milk in bottles and he was still acting strange and crying and I started crying too, being so new to this I didn't know what to do. Lucky for me I have a patient husband who called up his mom, I don't know why I didn't think to since the woman had eight kids, and she recommended trying lactose free formula which has been helpful for other grandkids in the Harris clan (they are 25 grandkids by the way). It helped pretty quickly however switching so quickly from breast milk to formula caused poor little Charlie constipation but after a few rough nights he seems to have gotten the hang of pooping and eating and I'm much happier:) I also got a baby swing, and love it, it gives me a chance to get stuff done without having to be holding him while doing it. On a sad note Larin had to leave today for Warrior Leaders Course in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and won't be back until May 27th. I am sad that he is going to miss little Charlie because they change so much everyday it seems and of course I am going to miss him and all the help he is. Here are a few pics of this boy he is getting chubbier every second!! He was up to 7lbs 2oz. a full half pound from birth at his two week appointment!!
Life saving swing
Chubby cheeked little boy!
All in all though I am in love with this little boy and being a momma!!

4 comments:

Cannon Family said...

He is soo cute!! I couldn't breastfeed Anna either and I cried a lot with that too!! I felt like a total failure, but she's a genius without the darn breast milk so no worries!! Haha!

Becca said...

Charlie is such a cutie! I love his little chubby cheeks. I hope this next week and a half by yourself goes well. Then you will have lots of help in IF!

kmelanese said...

He is looking more and more like Larin! Swings are lifesavers!! Love those cheeks!

The Shaws said...

he is so adorable! I love the chubs! Way cute pics, and you'll do fine with larrin gone you are amazing!!