Re: first poop?
It is so time-consuming. I don't know what I would have done if I had struggled with my second baby the way I did with my first.
I think you have a good plan regarding continuing to pump as much as possible and accept what comes. I'd just like to suggest that you keep the baby at the breast for a few feedings per day. It doesn't have to be all of them. But even 1 or 2 nursing sessions can help your baby retain his latching skills, and his desire to nurse, and his instinct that breast = comfort, and those things can keep your options open for the future. Maybe someday you'll find that baby is getting bigger and stronger and is a better nurser, and you'll want to try him at the breast again. Or you'll discover that the breast soothes him to sleep when the bottle doesn't. Basically, I think nursing is such a valuable mothering tool that it makes sense to retain it if possible.
One technique a lot of bottle-feeding moms use is something called "finish at the breast". You feed baby a bottle or most of a bottle, and then nurse him afterwards. Hopefully that teaches baby that all good things- comfort, sleepiness, a little bit of tasty "top-up" milk- comes from the breast. And again, teaching him that keeps your options open. He's still so little!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"