Posts Tagged ‘breastfeeding’

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Happy things

June 20, 2017

1. Rachel trying to nurse her monkey, complete with saying ‘milk’ and making slurping sounds.

2. Planning a hike.

3. Going on a slightly longer drive than normal today, playing a Baby Einstein traveling melodies cd to keep Rachel distracted, Rachel fussing for more music in between tracks, and clapping every time the next song started.

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Polite, not going to work, greens

May 22, 2017

1. A few evenings ago, Rachel told me ‘thank you’ after she finished nursing. 

2. We had dinner at a friend’s house a few days ago, and while we were sitting in the living room afterwards I nursed Rachel. Apparently it wasn’t enough, so she went to S who was sitting on the floor, plopped into his lap, leaned back in a nursing position and frantically asked to nurse.

3. Looking out the upstairs window and seeing that my green beans all sprouted over the weekend! Also, Rachel ate her peas tonight.

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Ouch, the taste of clean, nearing the end

December 28, 2016

1. Rachel is cutting several new teeth and is a bit of a bear. I don’t blame her, she seems fairly uncomfortable, but it’s a little scary nursing her right now since she has a strong desire to bite.

2. I washed the kitchen floor while Rachel was napping and after she got up, she laid on the kitchen floor and licked it. Babies are funny. I guess she noticed the smell of the cleaner and had to investigate.

3. I’m about a foot away from finishing my scarf. I’m not sure what that translates to in terms of time. A month maybe? Or maybe now that I’m getting so close, I’ll abandon all other pursuits in my spare time.

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Birthday

December 15, 2016
  1. We had a nice play date with the friends we canceled on a few weeks ago. The other baby is about 5 months younger than Rachel (Baby) and was fascinated by her balloon. Rachel showed off her new words (“balloon” and “ball”), and I think we all enjoyed a change from our routines.
  2. I’ve decided it’s time to start a gradual night weaning process. The kellymom website says it’s normal for babies and little kids to wake to feed up until 3 years old, but I just don’t feel like that’s going to work for us. It’s going to make nights rough for a while probably, but they are already pretty bad anyway. I remember feeling a little sad when Rachel was tiny and had started sleeping longer stretches and I missed getting up to nurse her all the time. Now, I feel like most of her awakenings are just out of habit, and none of us are getting decent stretches of sleep anymore. I don’t like thinking that I’m taking away her night time comfort, but I guess I’ll have to make sure that she get’s plenty of cuddling and nursing during the day
  3. I gave Rachel her teddy bear for her naps today. She seemed to fight the naps less and was asleep much quicker than normal. I don’t know if it is because she was exhausted from being up so much last night, or her 5 am wakeup time, or the company of the bear, but we’ll try it again tomorrow.
  4. S and I were reminiscing about Rachel’s birth last year. She was so scrawny and screamy, and the only things she liked were skin-to-skin, and breastfeeding. That first night in the hospital, S wondered (to himself thankfully) what we were getting ourselves into, but it took me until about the 4th night after her birth to ask myself that, and probably another week or more before I admitted wondering that. I remember the first time she made a noise that wasn’t crying, and how exciting it was. She has always had so much personality, and I love seeing her grow.