Friday, May 05, 2006

For all the Emma Fans

I thought I would update sooner rather than later. Emma continues to do well. She successfully nursed without the nipple shield today on both sides. I will just continue to attempt it with each feeding and eventually we'll get there.

Caden and Lily can't get enough of the baby. They give her lots of love and kisses. We've even caught Lily wandering around the house while Emma is sleeping looking for her and saying "baaaahhh" Which is what she calls the baby.

Nights are going...alright. We're left tired in the morning though. Emma likes to eat and then not go back to sleep at her 1 a.m. feeding. We're thinking she is still used to the NICU schedule. They used to do her bath and weight and then feed at 1 a.m. So she is used to being up a bit longer. Mommy and Daddy are not. Last night Emma ended up sleeping on Daddy's chest since daddy needed rest.

All in all things ontinue to go well. She has her bloodwork again on monday to check her anemia. Hopefully she has gained some wieght and her levels are going up and not down.


Bella said...

3,738 Mothers Set Breast-Feeding Record

By The Associated PressSat May 6, 9:16 AM ET

Nearly 4,000 mothers set a world record this week for the largest number of women simultaneously breast-feeding their babies in the same place, organizers said.

Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, whose city is one of the event's organizers, said 3,738 mothers simultaneously breast-fed their babies for at least one minute, breaking the Guinness World Record.

The result will be submitted to Guinness for evaluation.

The United Nations Children's Fund said the previous record was held by the City of Berkeley, California, where 1,135 mothers simultaneous breast-fed babies for a minute on Aug. 3, 2002.

The event was also held to raise awareness about the benefits of breast-feeding, organizers said.

Dr. Nicholas Alipui, UNICEF representative to the Philippines, said breast-feeding can help curb malnutrition in children under two years old, provide children with antibodies to fight diseases and boost the country's economy because families save on infant formula.

munkeesmama said...

Thanks Megan for the breastfeeding plug. How awesome is that! Oh, and bella is a cutie as always!

Kelly (ILuvBabies) said...

Glad she is continuing to do well! She actually looks chunky in the new pic. :)