Newborn Adjustments and a Walk on the Ranch

Sneaking in a blog post while I can and while I feel like it!

It’s been a “tough go” all week of taking turns holding and watching the baby, figuring out if he’s getting enough milk, waiting for milk to come in and watching jaundice. And mostly lack of sleep between Katy and Cody and I. By morning we are comatose. lol

Little Buckaroo did not like his bassinet and preferred one of us hold him. I knew yesterday this needed to change. We leave Saturday and if we can’t get this figured out they will never survive without having extra people in the house.

So yesterday I was able to transition him from being held to the bassinet during one of his naps. It took! It was a big win for the household! Last night was the most sleep any of us have had. So a big relief and a big step towards routine.

Today they take him back to Abilene for Pediatric visit and his 1 week check. He’s still a little jaundiced but I think he’s much better. We let him get sun through the window yesterday.

I’ve also tried to keep the kitchen up while here and pick up some and fold laundry. I’ve been too wiped out to try to even think about a blog post. I have played mindless games to relax. Or have sat and just rested. I can’t do good naps during the day very easy as my bed is the sofa in the main room.

It was 64 here yesterday and I went out for a walk which revived my soul. It was quiet, peaceful, and I loved the warmth hitting my face. Katy’s friend Shelby came over and they went for a walk a took the baby who enjoyed the stroller.

Kate is looking good for having given birth a week ago. She is losing weight pretty fast with the breastfeeding. She’s had a tough time getting in enough calories. Has had weak spells, but says she is learning what her body is asking for. Rest, sleep, and more nutritious eating likely the answer there.

Testing out the swing below! He seemed to like this. So this is good and will be something to occupy him and hold him while they eat or do tasks, especially while one of them is alone at the house. Notice Findlay finally gets to sniff and check out the baby.

Findlay has been my little buddy this week! I’ve seen to it she has what she needs and take her potty outside. I keep asking her if she wants to go home with me. lol She let’s you know when she wants something by come up to you wagging her tail and going in a circle as to entice you to follow her by saying “come on”. She frequently sits with me when her Mom is nursing the baby and gets shewed away.

I’m going to close and get some more sleep before the household gets up. I hope to get some good baby pics before we head out. Surprisingly I hadn’t already. We have mainly just been surviving the moment with little sleep or rest.

George coming to get me and we are doing some things in town today, hitting some boutiques and general stores, and getting a breakfast burrito or lunch out. Not sure.

Only today and tomorrow left. Gonna be hard to say goodbye to my Little Buckaroo. Maybe I call him Little Roo! He and I have bonded to the point that he knows my voice and touch and I can calm him even when hungry. I noticed that yesterday. It’s gonna be hard leaving him and not being here. But what can you do? Pics and videos and FaceTime not the same as being able to hold him.

But it is what it is. And we will head towards Hot Springs Saturday.

I feel like George and I are dating lol. He leaves at 9 or so and we kiss goodbye and comes back the next day! lol

Anyway better go grab another hour of shuteye while the getting is good and before sunrise!

One response to “Newborn Adjustments and a Walk on the Ranch”

  1. Babies are a lot of work. But once you get them on a schedule it is much easier.
    Grandson wanted to be held or with his mama nursing all the time. It was hard at first. We used a bassinet too. He slept in his until he got too big for it. The baby swing is the most wonderful invention. All babies love it. I hope you get some rest before the long trip home. It is a warm day here at 52 degrees. But they say a cold front is coming.
    Enjoy your time with little Roo. Hopefully they will be bringing him for lots of visits. Grandparents are an important part in a little ones life.

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