Saturday, June 27, 2015
Every now and I then I get to give Adam a bottle before bed. I love it. It gives me a partial chance to experience what Shoshy gets to every day - the amazingness of feeding your baby. I'd given a few bottles to friends' kids before and it was kind of fun, but the feeling of nurishing your own is incomparable. And I know what I experience through plastic and silicon is only a sliver of how amazing it must be for a mom to do straight from her breast.
Further - and I don't think I've ever been unappreciative of how much hard work breastfeeding is - giving Adam a bottle reinforces how much work Shoshy (and all moms!) does every time she feeds him. I was so preoccupied tonight on making sure he kept a good latch on the bottle that I forgot to keep the bottle more horizontal so it didn't just pour down his throat. I can hear so many more noises she's always talking about so much more clearly, and she knows what they all mean! I just hear "noises", and only when I paid extra attention to listen to them, at which point I forgot to focus on his wide latch, and so on. And all of this is while I can at least see how much he's eating!
So to Shoshy - and all breastfeeding moms - I'm massively impressed with how well you can do it all. I always think it, I just don't always tell you.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
We're up to weekly doctor appointments and according to the doctor, she's still going to be pregnant next week.
In other news, bags are getting packed and the nursery's looking good! We've only found the cats in the bassinet once, which is shocking.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Really, I knew she was feeling better when I came home one day and saw the vacuum cleaner out and a to-do list waiting for me. :)
We have quite a busy time ahead of us! We're going to Vegas soon for a belated anniversary trip! We'd been waiting for her to feel well enough, so here we go! Then St. Louis for Thanksgiving, then off to Universal Orlando in January before settling down for the home stretch. :)
We've been to NFM and Babies R Us to look for cribs and car seats and think we have some of that figured out. Now we're just talking about names - which would be easier if we knew a gender. So far George and Mcgillicutty are out for boy names as well as Georgina and Mcgillicutty for a girl. We're narrowing it down. :) Actually, we pretty easily agreed on an early fore-runner for a girl's name, but that's about it so far.
And Shoshy has a little bit of a bump!!! Basically from Friday night there was kinda-sort if-you-look-really-closely-just-right you could see a bump to Saturday night there was definitely a just-barely-there-if-you-look-for it bump. That's progress. She's sitting next to me right now poking her belly trying to get Susbaby to move. :)
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Still SickAs Shoshy enters her 15th week, you'd think she'd start feeling better. Why should we think this? Her doctor, her book, the internet, and everybody we've talked to has said so. "Oh, you should start feeling better in the next week or two." "By week twelve, thirteen, fourteen it should start getting better." "By week fifteen, eighteen, twenty, she should be feeling better." Yes, if only her body knew that.
She has actually gotten marginally better. She's been going over to her parents (picked up and dropped off, she's still not driving) which gets her out of the house with other people instead of wallowing in her own misery. Baby steps.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
An incomplete list of food I've bought:
- Four Jimmy John's sandwiches in 4 days
- Welch's Fruit Snacks
- Gushers, because the Welch's were wrong.
- Bagels, bagels, and more bagels. Most of which get thrown out.
- And lately, pineapple by the can and orange juice by the gallon.