Day 10: Statistics and miscellanea

  • His umbilical cord fell off this morning.
  • It takes me 15 hours to get a good night’s sleep– or enough sleep that I’d feel comfortable driving somewhere.
  • It takes around ten minutes to feed Robin. I can feed him while pumping if I arrange matters properly.
  • I spend 10-20 minutes pumping in every 2.5 hours. (two hours pass between pumping/feeding sessions.)
  • I’m getting less than 16 ounces of milk a day, usually less than 2 ounces combined each session.
  • Robin eats around 2 ounces per meal, and he eats every 1.5-2.5 hours. One or two formula bottles a day appear.
  • I lost over 25 lbs between my last pregnancy weigh-in and the post-infection check-up 8 days later. This is slightly more than I’d gained in eight months.
  • Pumping (or something else) kills my appetite. I eat once a day, unless I remember that making milk requires calories.
  • Robin only cries when his diaper is being changed or we’ve ignored his more subtle hints for attention for 5 or 10 minutes.
  • I’ve had three showers since Robin was born.
  • He sleeps in a pack’n’play beside our bed.
  • We know he’s hungry because he opens his mouth wide, over and over again. He doesn’t seem to have a ‘touch his cheek’ rooting reflex.
  • I’ve watched three Doctor Who episodes and read half of Emma. But while pumping, I mostly zone out.
  • Kevin goes to the grocery store about 1.5 times a day.
  • We went through half a case of diapers in the first 7 days.

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2 thoughts on “Day 10: Statistics and miscellanea”

  1. The fall of Umbilical Cord is widely considered one of the pivotal early events in the rise of Western civilization. I commend young Robin on making it this far and freeing his parents of one more obscure need.

    As to the rest, yeah, now I remember why I spent a night on Guild Wars telling you how hard everything was. The sleep dep memory-erasing chemicals are a blessed thing.

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