After a day of rest our little guy is back! I have been told day two is always rough. Andrew did hit the bottle pretty hard for the first 24 hours.
Day two was the hangover. To get Andrew to stay awake to eat we had to resort to torture. Wet cloths under his armpits were most effective. He would take two sips from the bottle and pass out again. Around noon Saturday, as he entered his third day with us, his punchiness returned.
Last night we got in Andrew's first bath. He wasn't a fan, but he endured. We dressed him up in some new duds and "Mommy's Rockstar" spent his time like any rocker: fondling and sucking on boobies and drinking until he passed out (repeat).
Mom and son are both getting more familiar with breastfeeding. It's a process, an art, and a labor. But we are moving forward. And by we you think I mean them. Turns out though Dad is pretty good at expressing, so I am not without utility.
Bear had a really great night. He has been drinking lots and his blood sugars have been strong. He is halfway off his IV and with luck and love he could get off of the IV completely by Monday morning.
Mom's blood pressure is still high, but she is off her IV and magnesium and is in great spirits. It is a time for celebration.
Happy Easter everyone. Rock out. \m/