He was weighed again at 17 days and we was both discharged by the midwife. The little chunk had put on 1 pound 1 1/2 oz in 5 days..thats 17 1/2 oz! He went from 7lb6 to 7lb1 all the way back upto 8lb8 1/2 in that time. My milk still isn't filling him despite all the mars bars etc so I am still combination feeding. I know at some point I will have to stop breastfeeding, but at the moment im too selfish. I love the closeness of it. My only regret with Rio is not breastfeeding, or even trying to for that matter. The thought of stopping at the moment brings me to tears every time. All I want to do is be able to feed my child. To fill him. The midwifes didn't seem concerned when I said I was still topping him up though. I guess the way they see it is some mummy milk is better than none, and so do I. My motto has been "he gets the goodness from me, and the fullness/sleepiness from the formula". I mainly now just use it as a comfort for him while the bottle is being made in the night, and to quench his thirst in between feeds in this hot weather. Its not ideal but its what works for us, and I guess that's all that truly matters.
He's at that peely stage, mainly on his forehead.
He is still in Next newborn and Mothercare tiny baby but I don't know how long for as we have made the switch to size 2 asda nappies (6-1lb).
The weather has been too hot for Rio, never mind a newborn but we have managed to slip a bit of outdoors family fun in (village fair etc).
Rio has been so helpful which has made my first week 'solo parenting', while Craig is at work an easy adjustment. I seem to be more organised now and get more done, which seems crazy but I think its down to the fact that you really do make the most of every spare minute. Even though those spare minutes should be spend napping ;) not making homemade lasagnes!
Speaking of naps, Niall has changed from feeding every 3 hours to every 2. I'm currently surviving on very little broken sleep.
Rio is currently back obsessed with reading stories together (which I love), and sticker books! And finally seems to be filling out weight wise.