A Square Piece first today!
Because I have a little monkey named Bennett who’s clinging to my left shoulder right now, I’m attempting to type this post with one hand (while Giada De Laurentiis is making delicious donuts on the tube).
Good news! My boy got his two week check up today (yes, off by a few days). Though he was born weighing 7lbs. 12oz., today my baby gobbler weighs 8lbs. 4oz.! As much as this kid eats, I had a feeling he was gaining! Yesterday we had quite a stretch in which he was eating e.v.e.r.y h.o.u.r!
In order to help me get a little more rest, Brian put his foot down four nights ago and insisted that he take a feeding shift at night. (Thank goodness for my breast pump!) The first two nights were hairy (Bennett didn’t know what the heck his dad was up to and Brian didn’t quite have the hang of soothing down yet), but these last two have hit a good stride. Getting four straight hours of sleep is so great!
Speaking of breast milk, whoever said, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” has obviously never accidentally spilled breast milk before. That stuff is money, man!
Enjoy this pic of our family voting outing from last week!
Remember that frequent feedings today is putting in the order for tomorrow… It means a growth spurt is coming and Bennett is trying to be assured he’ll have more milk for it! It’s hard for one day but helps the next day! 🙂 hang in there! Kellymom.com is a great resource and one I spent a lot of time looking at while nursing!
Thanks, Amanda! The concept of ‘supply and demand’ is fascinating!
it is indeed good and right to cry over spilled breastmilk. i’m glad you’re already pumping and letting people help out with feedings. wish i had done more tag teaming with zach, especially in the early days. but i got scared by la leche league, who said not to bottle feed so early because it will decrease your milk supply. but, the more you pump the more your body makes to replace what its lost. so i’ll probably be ignoring more rules, next baby. of course, pretty much anything you do with babies, breaks somebody’s rule one way or another
Love the picture. 🙂
You know my story of losing a supply of breast milk that was in the freezer when the fridge died … and I didn’t use a machine. So glad you have that and more on your side with Bennett. 🙂
Well, I never got to breast feed, and I had mine over 50 years ago, so things were different. I remember when the hungries were more frequent, called the Dr. and he said, increase strength of the milk. We were using Similac. After three strengthening efforts, Dr said start rice cereal. That was Mike. So, with the next two, no calls to Dr just did the routine. Took Sandy in for 6 week checkup and Dr said, you can start rice cereal. Said, been on it three weeks. They all survived, got no alergies, so guess all turned out OK.
Yes I get the crying more like pathetically whimpering over it spilling and all the effort it took to produce it. Ok only you could have your hair look that nice a week after giving birth
As I said before, three absolute cuties! Hope you don’t mind the repetition. Great you voted with Bennett. If Bennett could have stamped the ballot, our votes would not have completely cancelled each other out. But, alas, I’m sure they did 🙂
That stuff is gold, dont spill it!!! Pump and freeze it. With peanut i made a stock pile in our freezer. It came in handy when her appetite increase and i couldnt make enough by month 5. Keep up the good work and kudos to brian for helping with feedings. Hes such a good daddy!!!