Tuesday, September 30, 2008
These have been a tough 10 days for us--I have been having horrible heartburn from the medicine, my stomach has felt like a little fireball and my mouth has tasted like aluminum foil. Thankfully I was on antibiotics so I didn't get mastitis, but I have felt uncomfortable and never empty since the last time she nursed. My mouth is already back to normal and the heartburn is less. Hopefully Lydia will remedy the full feeling in the morning.
This morning I was pumping on the couch before Justin left for work and Elijah was having breakfast. Elijah got down from the table and said he needed to "help" me and he started grabbing at the pump. He started squeezing the pump HARD and getting the milk out. He was rough as a nurser and rough as a pumper!! And yes--my little boy did see both breasts while this was going on. He is 2 years old and I know lots of moms that nurse well past 2 so I am pretty sure he won't be scarred for life :)
Now to leave you on a more positive note . . . here is my little boy singing his ABC's. He has been able to do this well over a month but every time I try to get him doing it on camera he gets goofy on me. I missed the "ABC" start, but he did say those the right way. His newest skill is whistling but he refused to let me take a movie of that. Hopefully I will have that to post soon.
Here is the most happy baby in the whole wide world giggling--I love her laugh!! She is so good natured!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Here's a shot of my butt and my mom under the sink. Of course what home project would be complete without a trip to Lowes to buy something. We had to buy some tubes to connect the water to the new faucet. The old ones were corroded and wouldn't reach the fittings.
The after shot: A nice tall fauced with the pull out sprayer thingy. Very nice!! I love it!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
She was awesome--she called me back about 15 minutes after I left the tearful message and she came to the house today during Lydia's morning nap and showed me how to use the pump she is loaning me. It is a hospital grade pump. She said she could loan it for the 2 weeks and then if Lydia wouldn't go back on the breast I could keep it until Lydia was back on the breast or as long as I needed to keep pumping and feeding from a bottle. How awesome is that!! And no charge for the home visit or the pump. Wilson county rocks!! I have a little over 100 ounces of breast milk so I think I am going to do 1/2 and 1/2 with formula for as long as I can to let Lydia's system get used to formula slowly.
At least Lydia is good on a bottle now! I don't have to worry about her starving. It is going to be so weird not to nurse her though . . . I hope she will go back to it. At any rate, I am going to let Justin have Elijah and take Lydia to the rocker and truly relish every second of her first feeding of the morning tomorrow in case it is our last.
Lydia slept from 10pm-5:30am without getting up one time!!
I only ran in there once to check on her.
Sleep is so good!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
10) Snuggling with hubby on the couch (and not getting all sweaty)
9) Long pants
8) Snuggly sweaters
7) Not having to blast the AC after leaving the car parked in the sun
6) Long walks to look at the leaves
5) Making the kids' Halloween costumes
4) Playing outside all day and not needing coats or getting sweaty
3) Dew on the grass in the morning and walking through it barefooted--Brrr
2) Mallowcreme pumpkins and candy corn--YUM!
1) APPLE PICKING!! (Not sure what we're going to do this year--my parents moved to Wilson and we can't go picking in Virginia like normal)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Apparantly though, I slept through going up there around midnight and feeding her. Justin claims he heard her fussing and went in and I was pulling her out of her crib and sitting down in the the chair to feed her. I so completely don't remember doing this. Did I really go up the stairs and nurse her? How on earth do I not remember? I am really freaked out by this lapse in memory. I am hoping it was Justin hallucinating and not me.
Pray for us!! I think I may be more tired than I know.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Please pray for us. I am dreading nights--I almost wish I could just make one day into another. I am having trouble falling asleep because I am expecting to be woken up any moment. I am also getting super frustrated with Lydia at night. Last night I had to wake up Justin and get him to swaddle and rock her because I was literally at my snapping point and couldn't stand to hear her crying anymore. If I had gone in there I think I would have yelled at her or worse. This is just so abnormal--a baby should need more than 6 hours of sleep!! Weve had her checked for everything we can think of just like Elijah was. It is awful!! I am at my breaking point and don't know what to do. I feel like I am ready to sleep in the car where I can't hear her and just let her scream all night. She won't co-sleep and crying it out doesn't seem to be working. I don't want to go back to feeding her at night because I know that in 5 or 6 days she will start waking up every hour again and we are back to square one. UGH!! This is not what I wanted babyhood to be like!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Less Ordinary Designs does custom cards and photo announcements. I had another etsy member do Lydia's birth announcement and they were awesome. These look to be just as good or even better!! I love this three photo christmas announcement!
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
"I not need help. I almost done, one more minute of whining! "
I then heard him take two big deep breaths, scream one more time, take a deep breath again and hop down. He came running in the playroom all smiles and said:
"I'm all done whining. I'm ready to play!"
I wish I could do that sometimes!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
"Don't worry Lydia. We'll be there before you know it."
When he didn't want to leave Grampy's house:
"I just can't get in the car. I am going to stay right here! Don't laugh mommy! I'm staying right here! Stop laughing at me mommy!"
With anything he happens to be eating (sub any food for raspberries):
"Hello raspberries. Where are you raspberries?"