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The First Few Days

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Kalerae

    We had the same issue with my second son, Eli, and tongue tie. THe pediatrician didn’t recommend it and kept saying “most babies latch well, we don’t really snip it anymore”…blah, blah, blah. But it was an obvious tongue tie and when the nurses came in surprised the doc hadn’t snipped it, I should have caught on to their cue. But instead I let the doc’s opinion override my gut. Then my son had horrible jaundice and we were in the Children’s Hospital for 5 days. While there I pushed to see the ENT (ears-nose-throat) doc and had it cut while were were there. The doc even remarked how it was a tight-tie. All that to say, trust your gut. Trust your gut when it comes to the little guy. And you know what, I’m sure the pediatrician was right and that in most cases they latch fine, but why take the chance? We’re discharged so early from the hospital that sometimes the real milk hasn’t even come in yet…so we don’t really know how they’re feeding. The only bonus was that it was a ENT specialist that did it…so at least we had the best-of the best when getting it done!

    Good luck – the first 100 days are the hardest! Which seems more of a hardship to anyone who only has 3 months maternity (I benefited from 12 months maternity…well “benefited” is a looser term as I do kinda pay for it in my taxes, but I definitely appreciated it!)

    I wish you a colicky-free, -acid-refulx-free, good burper, good pooper, and good sleeper baby!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Logan’s is pretty mild according to the lactation consultant but it’s a combo of the tongue tie and the shape of his palate I guess. It’s making it difficult for him to latch properly. We see a specialist next week and we’ll see what they say.

      Thanks for the comment! I appreciate hearing other people’s experiences with this stuff and I’m glad it turned out okay for your son. And wow! 12 months maternity leave! What a blessing!

  2. bethh

    I’m glad your leg was okay in the end! One of my friends was discharged before hers was better and seeing her with a cane was pretty scary. (she was fine after a few days, and on her second child she had a milder dose of the epidural and didn’t have any problems at all) I definitely make sure to bite my tongue and NOT share that story with pregnant women!

    Good luck with your little guy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      How scary for your friend! I’m glad she was okay after that though and it wasn’t something long term.

  3. Jan

    You guys are doing great! Logan is a handsome guy, well done!

  4. Joanne

    2 weeks old already tomorrow! Enjoy everyday with Logan – the days, weeks, and months go by so fast. Things will get easier and you were lucky your mom was able to help.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know! It’s crazy. He’s 2 weeks old already.

  5. Lori

    What a cute little peanut he is! Glad you are home and adjusting.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We are trying to. πŸ˜‰

  6. km

    Great you have family who could come and help out and stay a few days.
    Sounds like Bella is excited to have a new duty protecting her baby.
    Best wishes.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, Bella is a rockstar. She’s so good! I’m really proud of how well she’s adjusted.

  7. Alleigh

    Lisa…he’s so precious looking and so alert! Congratulations on this next wonderful adventure.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s been an adventure so far! His little personality is already starting to show.

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