I like big butts and I cannot lie...
Unfortunately, Jay's rear end is not a big butt. And none of his other parts are getting big either. He's still not putting on weight like he should and hasn't regained his birth weight yet. In a normal baby, the fact that he's still below birth weight at 2 weeks old wouldn't be a huge problem. But in a baby whose body is healing from major surgery, he needs more calories than he's getting for his body to recover.
So we are starting a two part approach - part one is adding powdered formula to the breastmilk he's already getting to add some calories. But part two is the fun stuff ... baby torture to keep him awake during feedings! My mom always says "Never wake a sleeping baby." Unfortunately, we're gonna have to wake him up if he's going to chunk up. We've already tried the easy approaches including mid-feeding diaper changes and frequent burping/position changes to try & keep him alert. Now we're moving on to the big guns - cold washcloths, naked feeding and toe tickling. Don't YOU want to sit there naked, shivering, and being tickled while you try to eat your breakfast?! Let the fun begin!
In other news, Jay went to his first party yesterday to celebrate Easter with his Raleigh extended family. He behaved like a champ! He didn't seem to care that we passed him from one person to another all afternoon/evening, and he happily sat in his carseat while we ate our Easter dinner. He made flirty eyes at all the ladies who would look his way. He's gonna be a party animal.