Sep. 1st, 2013

Reese Madeline arrived on Tuesday (8/27) morning at 10:53am weighing 9lbs 9 oz and measuring 21" long.  Full head of thick black hair, gray eyes like her sister, and enormous puffy cheeks like her mom.

Recovery has been so much better this time because the birth was so great.  They almost convinced me to go all natural but then I totally freaked out thinking about Ziva's birth and my cervix started closing as they were having me push.

Breastfeeding is going much better than with Ziva but Reese had jaundice and had to stay in the hospital an extra day so she was supplemented with formula to get her pooping and get her bilirubin levels down.  So, now we've stretched giant baby's tummy and my milk has to catch up.  BUT, I have milk.  I can hear her gulping and swallowing which is amazing since that never happened with Ziva.  We've dropped the supplementing down - it was 30cc (1oz) every 3 hours, we're now doing 15cc only when necessary i.e. she's been nursing for an hour on both sides and still flipping out - we top her off.  That happened around 8am this morning and then around 3pm I fed her for around 45 minutes and Ziva started flipping out and wanted mommy so I just passed Reese over to Mark and he topped her off and both girls have been happy since then.  So, while not really ideal, only 2 servings of formula today.  I'm sure night time will be rough but we're getting there. 

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