Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Babies and Boobies

How on earth do I have a 6 week old all ready? And how do I only have about a month left before I have to go back to work? I have NO desire to go back to work. Maybe if I liked my job a little more....But thankfully we will have amazing day care!!! Our lovely neighbor runs a daycare out of her house, and we will be lucky enough to be able to bring our lil ninja there. She is the sweetest person, we are seriously so blessed by this!

My lil ninja has such a personality on him. And I can't wait to see how it changes and evolves as he gets older. Right now, he is soooo particular when he eats. And to be honest, it makes me hate breast feeding a little bit. Man, if things aren't juuuust right, he is screaming his head off. And at 4am (or 12am), a fussy feeder is not easy for this mommy. Cries, kicking, back arching, ripping off my boobie, and just generally fussing really makes me hate breast feeding. And then there are the times where he eats so peacefully. I cannot figure out what is different or what is wrong. Darn boy is making me a little crazy!! But, when we have feed him with a bottle (breast milk) he eats like a champ. Not a fuss in sight! RUDE! =)

He also loves his routine. If after our morning feeding, I don't lay him on a blanket for some tummy time and then to play by himself, he is fussy. If we forget (aka, don't have time for) bath time, he is going to be up every two hours (so fun!). And for me? I love getting out every day. If we go for a walk, go to the store, or just leave the house for a second, that is all I need!

At 6 weeks old, he is sleeping (usually) 4 hours at a time at night. And I can't wait for him to be both more consistant and sleep in longer stretches. Once or twice a week he is still up every two hours. Ugh....those are hard day.

If anyone has any advice, I am all ears!!!

Love that little monster!!!!

*So after fussing thru his midnight feeding, 4 am feeding, and 7:30 feeding...he just ate so peacefully(9:30)!!! I wish I knew what was different. Darn picky baby!


navynest said...

Time flies, huh? It's amazing. Our little one started sleeping in 6 hour stretches at about 6 weeks. We started using a Halo sleepsak around that time as well. We tried it when we brought her home from the hospital and she hated it. I decided to try it one more time and she loved it! I also felt a lot more at ease knowing that she wouldn't come unswaddled at night.

I hope the nursing gets better. :)

The Voigt Family said...

My daughter is 8 weeks and she is the same way when it comes to nursing. (although lately she's been fussing less and less.) Last week she started sleeping longer at night, only waking up once to nurse. This article might be helpful for the nursing issues.


Good Luck!

Kait said...

Nursing will get easier, I promise promise! Stick with it if it's what you want, you will be so glad you did!! Also, when Jaxon started getting like that I quit giving him bottles (which later back fired! lol)...

Anyway, I just wanted to pop it and cheer you on a little! It does get easier, and it does get more enjoyable!

*It took til about 3-4 months for us to really get in the swing of things with breastfeeding*

Try to make sure you are relaxed when you nurse (I used to watch TV or surf on my Iphone) it will help your milk let down faster and he will be happier faster if the milk is flowing easier (like from a bottle)...

Try to nurse in a quiet spot. Jaxon was a NICU baby so he needed a little background noise, but don't have the TV on really loud or music or anything.

Turn the lights on low so it's not super bright :)

And remember, be confident! (I know easier said than done) You CAN do it!