Ellis now weighs a whopping 6lbs 9oz!!! At his lowest, he was at 5lbs 2oz after loosing weight when we had to go back to hospital. I honestly can't tell you what a relief this is. Feeding has continued to be a challenge, but obviously he is getting something!
We have had a great couple of days. Yesterday we went into town to see a cranial osteopath. Osteopathy is supposed to be effective for treating recalcitrant feeding problems. Basically, the journey through the birth canal can be traumatic on the spine and skull bones of babies. Sometimes, babies need to be adjusted to get everything back in alignment. Because Ellis shot out, his bones didn't have time to adjust. He wasn't really able to turn his head to the left. The osteopath seems to have done wonders as he is moving much better.
We met Kev for lunch at a pub. E needed fed. As I was breastfeeding, a man came and gave us money for the baby's piggy bank ( a tradition here). He gave us 50 pence--though I would have expected more as I had a boob out!!
E and I spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around the shops. It was fab to be out and about. I almost felt normal, but better as I have Ellis!