Thank you all for your patience, and for only slightly hounding me to update the blog and to post new pictures of Seth. Understandably, it's been a crazy month, with many adjustments and, well, not as much mommy-healing going on as we'd have liked. But things are starting to look up, and as I sit here, watching Jim and Seth sleep in the recliner, I can't help but be hopeful that things really will be okay, and sooner than I'd been thinking.
Before I get to the pictures...thank you all for your continued prayers and support as Jim and I have suffered through my slow, slow recovery. I had a good appointment with Dr. Gibbs yesterday. He has me on yet another antibiotic, in hopes of clearing up the mastitis and yeast infections in my breasts, and he also gave me the "permission" I needed from him to begin the process of stopping nursing. As much as I had hoped to enjoy nursing Seth, it was not meant to be. His prematurity combined with my post-delivery complications have made our "connection" nearly impossible, and Dr. Gibbs was able to put my mind at ease yesterday, telling me that at this point, it is more vital that I begin to be able to care for Seth in the way in which I want to rather than provide breast milk. So...we're weaning. And all I have to say about that is ouch.
But now, for the fun stuff. =) Watch me grow...
Week One - Dec 14-Dec 20
Week Two - Dec 21-Dec 27
Week Three - Dec 28-Jan 3
Week Four - Jan 4-Jan 10
Apparently, week 4 wasn't his most photogenic...this is the only shot we took the whole week. (I'm sure if you ventured over to Dad's MySpace, however, you'd find more shots!)
Week Five - Jan 11-Jan 17
Look who is one month old!