A few minutes later ...
Of course, I write all that and the diaper I do is a breeze. He didn't do any of that at all. he was looking at the black and white picture Natalie made him with me when he sneezed. And some blood flew out! Now I don't know what to think of that. He seems pretty content and when I took him in ht elight with his eyes open I still can't tell if the whites of his eyes are yellowish or not. I need to find answers to the following:
- could he have jaundice with this much poop all day long?
- what's up with the blood when he sneezed?
- when can we start tummy time? when the umbilical stump falls off? When the circumsicion is healed?
- is his latch alright? I can't see it most of the time because the lower lip is obstructed and his hands get in the way of my feeling it.
Lots of ups and downs today - mostly for me concerning breast engorgement. But also a few good feedings today leading to pee and poop. I've also felt sore pain in my stomach that's not uterus cramps.
As I was typing this up I wanted to note a couple things. First, I solved the problem with the Vaseline on the diaper slowing me down. To make the time while he is not in the diaper (and thus able to get everything wet somehow) shorter, I smeared Vaseline on the whole front section of the diaper before taking off his old one. Second, the blood was from me as we later discovered from some spit up. Also, I later pumped to relieve some of the engorgement and the milk was pink! That was a low moment for me. It grossed me out that my milk was so full of blood that it looked like strawberry milk, and I felt bad that he was drinking that and that I was harmed that much. But, this only lasted a day and we never saw blood again, in the pump or in spit up.