Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More This and That

It's been over a month since I posted about breast feeding. I'm happy to report that we've come a long way and I feel like we've got this thing down. Breast feeding really works for us now. However, on Sunday Caroline had a rough day. She was fussy and we just could not figure out what she needed. Throughout the day she nursed, but she constantly latched on and off each time. At night she straight out refused to nurse, and I was heartbroken that maybe there was a supply problem or that she just didn't want to nurse anymore. She took a bottle of milk from AJ before bed and then proceeded to sleep 11 hours. She woke up in the morning happy and rested and has been nursing like normal since. I didn't realize how much I wanted to keep doing it until it was almost taken away.

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Sometimes during the day, I can't wait until Caroline's bedtime so that I can get a break. Then bedtime rolls around and I don't want to put her in her crib. I really miss her when she's sleeping. I wish I could be more cognizant of that feeling during the tough moments. Motherhood can be such an emotional roller coaster.

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I love cloth diapering, but stuffing and folding diapers every other day is kind of a pain. I'm nervous about how it's going to work out once I go back to work. Right now I do diaper laundry during the day, but that obviously won't be the case when I'm back at work. Maybe over the next couple of weeks I will wait to do the laundry until the evening, just so I can get an idea of how it will work. Exciting stuff, I know.

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I wish I had other things to talk about besides baby, baby, baby, but that's my life these days. We do have some other things coming up in the next few weeks though.

Later this month we are staying at a resort right around the corner from our house. My parents bought as a package for our 4th anniversary back in July. We are getting a couple's massage, having wine and cheese delivered to our room afterwards, and then get breakfast in bed the next morning. We will also squeeze in a nice dinner. We haven't decided if we will just eat at the hotel or go out somewhere. Either way it will be our first overnight away from Caroline. I am glad that she'll be with my parents and we'll just be a mile away if anything comes up!

In November we are road tripping up to Syracuse to see Zac Brown Band at the Carrier Dome. We saw them when they played with Kenny Chesney two summers ago and they were awesome. Our group of friends are all going together so it should be a blast. Caroline will be staying with my parents again, but we haven't decided if we will stay at my brother's place in Syracuse or drive back home after the concert. Either way, I know she will be fine and that we'll have lots of fun!

6 comments:

  1. there are lots of days when I'm counting down to bedtime...believe me...your not the only one...and then when I'm up before everyone i can't wait for everyone to get up...it's funny!

    Glad to hear you have some events coming up (some baby free).

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  2. I should probably just email you since I'm sure I could ramble on for a long time here!

    Regarding the diapers, yes, try it in the evenings to see how your timing works out. Is your hubby home early enough to help out. I know cloth diaper laundry can seem a bit tedious, but I've found that a detailed step by step (or cycle by cycle) guide means that my husband can do it as well and I'm not worried that any will get washed with the wrong detergent. As far as the stuffing, well, that's why I chose all in one's, but the stuffing of the few pockets we have gets to be kind of cathartic once you go back to work. And, maybe it's just me (and my inability to nurse) but, I felt like it was a good thing I was doing for Julia and that made me look at it differently. Hopefully, that helps.

    I hope you find your transition easy or at least not too hard.

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  3. Glad that nursing is going so well!!! I remember being so ready to stop with Spence (at 12.5 months) and knew it was the right decision at that time. If I had to stop now with Peter, I would be so sad. I love nursing him!

    I totally hear you on the bedtime thing. I am always ready for that break at the end of the day b/c I am also so tired from work and chaos; however, the minute I put them both down I want them to wake up again so that I can love on them just a little longer. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way!!

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  4. I'm so happy that the nursing kinks seemed to have ironed themselves out. I think sometimes whent hey have those fussy pop on/off days, they may be getting ways. e milk than we think (I think than we think. I think that was Gwen's deal yesterday, for sure). And yay for an overnight!! Good for you guys.

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  5. Yay for nursing going good! And baby is all you should be talking about right now:)

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  6. I feel the same way about putting the baby to bed. About an hour later I really start to miss him! The other night he actually slept for a decent length of time and I wanted so badly to go in and pick him up and hold him! :)

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