Thursday, 24 May 2007

In the groove!

With the absolute knowledge that I may jinx myself and a HUGE prayer that I won’t, I am pleased to say that Threepeat and I are “in the groove”! Breastfeeding is going very well and he seems to know the difference between days and nights, as he is giving me anywhere from 4-5 hours of straight sleep at night and he eats every 2 hours like clockwork during the day.

He is a lovely little man…so quiet and passive, only crying when he needs to burp or needs to eat. Evenings are still a bit of a challenge, with him being quite fussy from around 6:30 till 9:30 when he goes to sleep for the night, but now that I know what to expect, I can deal with it.

I made the difficult decision to give him a bottle of formula at about 8:00 each night. Seems stupid, but to a breastfeeding mother, giving a bottle of formula is a very tough decision, even if it is only one bottle. After five weeks, I came to realization that I just don’t produce enough milk between 6:30 and 9:30 to keep him satisfied. He is a very big boy (probably more than 12 pounds now) and he eats every half an hour during this time. I gave him 4 ounces of formula (actually, Boy Oneder did) and he was so content to sit in his stroller while we walked around the block…obviously, by his demeanor, I did the right thing. Not only is Threepeat a happier little guy for a while, but Hubster and the boys can take part in feeding him once a day. I nurse him every other time and he nurses at 9:30 just before bed, so my boobs are not exploding at midnight! I have every intention of breastfeeding him for 18 months just like I did with Middleman, unless he weans himself earlier. One bottle is nothing.

He is smiling and cooing (has been for more than a week and a half) and the boys are starting to enjoy him more because he’s not just a lump on a log! LOL! He absolutely LOVES naked time and kicks and goos and gaas the whole time. It must be awful to have to wear diapers in this heat, so he enjoys the freedom!

He is my little miracle and I am so blessed to have him. Pin It

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