The First Week Home

We came home a week ago, and it has gone too quickly.  Unfortunately, I’m headed back to work tomorrow, and Jenny will be taking care of Douglas alone from now on.  Well, not completely alone, because there are a lot of friends and family that will be lending a helping hand, but tomorrow is the day we try to figure out what normal means now.

The week has gone really well.  We started trying to get Douglas to breastfeed on Monday, and it started working on Tuesday (thanks in part to my mom’s experience and persistence).  It’s been so good to feed him naturally without the extra steps of pumping and using a bottle.  So, he’s feeding naturally and making enough dirty diapers to make the pediatrician happy.

In terms of his heart condition, we haven’t seen anything to worry about.  We’re going to the cardiologist tomorrow for the first follow-up appointment, and we’re hoping that Douglas will get a clean bill of health.  In particular, we hope that his blood-oxygen saturation levels will be high enough that we can get rid of the supplemental oxygen and the tubing that snakes through our house.

So, we have a healthy baby, a Daddy going back to work, and a Mommy doing a great job.  It’s a good place to be.

About Lance Finney

Father of two boys, Angular/TypeScript developer, Ethical Humanist, and world traveler (when I can sneak it in). Contributor to Grounded Parents.
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