Postpartum Week 12

Dear Aiden,

I know it’s cliche and I say this every week, but almost 3 months!  Wow!  Time is flying by and I want it to stop.  This week was pretty similar to the last.  You are still smiling a ton and yet again, getting stronger.

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You are still continuing to grow and develop at rapid speed.  I had a midwives appointment in the building right next to your pediatrician office, so I went in and weighed you and it was a whopping 12 lbs 15.5 ounces.  You are gaining about 0.5-1 ounce per day, which is right on track.  You are also continuing to look longer daily I think.

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My friend Laura came to visit us this weekend.  We had a Memorial Day weekend BBQ at our house with Ashley, Keith, Laura and our family on Saturday night and you refused to go to sleep – you thought you might miss something.  Sleep has been average this week.  Some nights you were waking up every 2 hours or so and others you would sleep for about 4 hours straight for one stretch in the night.  You are getting better at putting yourself back to sleep.  You are sleeping in your rock and play for some of the night and next to me for the rest.  We did determine that you are getting too long for the rock and play, so we need to transition you to the pack and play ASAP.  I think we are doing pretty well on that front.

I had a weird thing happen to me this week.  I developed a lump in my breast and was obviously freaking out for a couple of days.  I researched online for what it could be and I knew in my mind that it was okay, but the thought of cancer still lingered in the back of my mind and was panicking to me.  It didn’t hurt and wasn’t really tender and it also didn’t change based on nursing which was the most concerning symptom to me.  It felt pretty hard to me and I couldn’t really tell if it moved very much.  I went to the midwife and she thought it was just a milk duct but referred me to the Rose Breast Center for an ultrasound just to be sure.  I was sweating all day until the next day when I went and it turned out to be a benign cyst filled with milk aka a galactocele.  They are harmless and generally don’t go away until breastfeeding ceases.  I felt like 100 lbs. was lifted off my shoulders!  Thank God.

Other than that we are still trying to get in a routine and conduct our life as usual!  I love our time together!

Love, Mommy

 

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