1. happy world breastfeeding week! if you know any ladies, that breastfeed, well, it's the week to talk about it and support it! i think i have complained enough about nate and my rough start to the breastfeeding world (STILL working on it, but, it has, in fact, gotten better. BUT i didn't believe anyone when they told me it got better. but it is. it still sometimes takes nater tater FOREVER to eat (drink?). and his latch isn't always perfect. and we can only 'eat' in like one or two positions. and we are still working with weaning from nipple shields (you don't want to know!) i can't wait till it becomes "second nature" but i must remind my impatient little self he is only 6 weeks old and we had a few bumps in the road, so we are both working toward the relationship so baby nate can have some delicious, nutritious, and free MILK. (why do they call it milk, really? it's not pasturized, it doesn't really look like cow's milk and it certainly doesn't taste like cow's milk! (HAHAHA. yea, i tried it.) (and, no, he is not really eating in that picture.)
looking back, i think i was too concerned with scheduling and him eating every 2-3 hours but really i should have just PUT HIM UP THERE all the time that first week or two and let him lead more than me. (and not pumped myself into having an oversupply that left me so swollen and engorged i could do nothing but cry in pain for a few days. and apply frozen cabbage leaves and/or other cold things.) but, hey, well, i was all sore AND a bit of the control freak in me took over (shock) and i really wanted to quantify everything that was 'going in' to my child. our society is # obsessed. (ME for SURE.)
to date, i have nursed in my car and at friends houses. i still feel nervous about public nursing. i might try the hooter hider for awhile. yep, the hooter. hider. it's a real product.
i would like to extend a special thanks to MARIA for supporting me and checking in with me these past few weeks - i hope i can do that for my future boobie mommies. it is much needed.
2. see that CHUNK starting on his legs in picture #2? i don't have a weight for you but he is getting bigger and loooooonger and chunkier. nothing like a chunky baby!
3. i like my men to have freakshow long toes. nate's feet look JUST like karls (whos toes look like my fingers!) it's bizarre to see yourself and your husband in this little person.
i have another fun post coming soon. stay tuned.
5 weeks, 6 days