Category Archives: newborn

The first week with your newborn

The first week passes in a daze of information overload and sleep deprivation. Everything is new, emotional….. Too much is happening. The body has gone through a tough time, a whole new person is attached to me like superglue for the foreseeable future, too many people coming over to meet, well meaning advice being shoved… Read More »

Newborn jaundice

Today, baby looked slightly yellow to my inexperienced eye. Various visitors, depending on whether they were trying to reassure me or talk straight disagreed or agreed, but the bottom line was that the guy looked rather yellow. The nurses assured me that mild jaundice was normal and not an issue. The pediatrician agreed with that… Read More »

Newborn's first poop

Okay, so I asked around to find out when a newborn begins pooping. Peeing happens almost immediately. Pooping is basically that sticky tar like meconium stuff. My son hadn’t pooped for a full 24 hours after his birth, and that is considered fine. Most babies I asked about pooped some time during the second day… Read More »