Thursday, May 18, 2006

Lost in babyland.

Awh Mom, I hate green beans!Well, we finally sorted out the breastfeeding thing with the help of a lactation consultant that I hired to come to the house to help us out. Once we got going Max and I were both much happier. Me, because I felt like a huge failure not being able to breastfeed my baby and sterilizing pumps and bottles after every feeding is exhausting. Max, because, well, breast is best and he loves to get up close and personal with his Mama. We have mastered two positions, feeding while lying down and feeding while sitting up and using the mybrestfriend pillow that Scott bought me on ebay (because he loves me). It also means that we are able to get a lot more sleep because (and I never thought I would do this) we are actually cosleeping. Meaning, I have brought Max into my bed and he sleeps with us, at least while he is eating every 2 - 3 hours. This way he actually goes right back to sleep after his 11:30pm feeding and stays in bed until 6:30am. I still have to wake up and feed him, but we don't have to get up and party, which I truly appreciate.

Grandma and MaxMy mom has been taking wonderful care of the both of us (Max and I both have colds) and I don't know what I would have done without her the past 2 weeks. I am totally not okay with the fact that she is going back to BC on Saturday (boo!). At least Scott has a long weekend, so we will get 3 days with him to have some family time. I think it is hard for him to leave us in the morning when he goes to work. It is a tough transition for all of us, but we are getting there.
Things that make you say I don't get out every day (in fact with being sick I went four days without leaving the house) but we have ventured out to the grocery store and we even had lunch out at Licks. I never imagined how hard it would be just to get showered, dressed, and out the door with a baby. Everything has to be timed with his feedings and with him eating every 2 to 3 hours it means that any trip out can be a maximum of 2 hours before we have to be back for titty time. A glamorous life for sure. Totally worth it though - I wouldn't change it for the world.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Kat,
    Glad you figured out how to make the BF easier. It sounds hard..and painful.
    So this my brest friend pillow is good, eh ? I'd love to know what other things you have gotten that you feel have really been helpful these last few weeks with Max. I am getting ready to register and haven't a clue. I did however score on my glider..long story.

    Anyway, hang in there. Thanks for updating and Max is cute as ever !

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  2. Great to see the update. Max gets more adorable every day and you are as committed to motherhood as I always knew you would be. Big congrats on perservering with the breastfeeding!

    Love the pic of Max in the Hotsling. Note to future Mama's: Buy a Hotsling! Cosy for baby, convenient and stylish for Mama.

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  3. LMAO! Look at you taking pitchas in a supermarket WITH SHADES... like a sista! hahahahaha

    Poor baby and mama... sick! :( I don't like to hear that. How do you help heal a sick baby, anyway? I always wanted to know. Babies can't very well 'blow' their noses. How do you clear out the mucus out of their cute little noseys?

    Anyway, I don't know if you've been keeping up with Idol. You know I don't watch, but have to keep up because of the job. Anyway, I was mad as ALL HELL when they voted Chris off. Then again, it was good, because if he won, he'd have to sing a cheesy pop song.

    I saw pictures of that Elliott dude and thought he was cosmetically-challenged. EW YUK! Then I saw his video footage of last night and I thought... "hmm... he cleaned up"

    The whole thing just disappoints me. I've heard the chick and I think she's terrible.
    I heard Taylor and he's trying to be like Michael McDonald. HEAR ME - THERE'S ONLY ONE MICHAEL MCDONALD!

    And that's what this fool should believe! ;)

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  4. Anonymous9:34 AM

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again - as a mom-to-be, I find your blog so inspiring!

    It's been so great to read about your journey of pregnancy, and now, your trials and tribulations as a new mom.

    Sonya

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  5. You're doing great! So glad your mom has been able to visit and help out. Max is looking so adorable! :)

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