Liam's second week was a learning experience. My milk didn't come in for six days, and Liam's weight was dipping because of it, so it was a little stressful. After a few days of a lot of tears on everyone's end, I gave him some formula with a spoon so he wouldn't get too attached to a bottle. It was great advice and something I will surely remember for future children. Every night, Liam sleeps on my chest like this. I have to nurse him every hour and a half or so throughout the night and day to make sure that his weight catches up.
On Friday, I had some medical complications and returned to the ER for a few hours. I was diagnosed with some infections and was fine, but my body was definitely telling me to slow down. However, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise! Nancy, John's Mom, decided to stay with us for another week, and it allowed me a whole week to stay in bed with Liam. It was so special to have her here and to share the first two weeks of his faces, twitches, and quirks. All of the issues resolved themselves, and we were left with a happy little boy who was one pound over his birth weight!
Grandma and Liam