Keziah catching some z's at D&E's last weekend:
Well, it looks like breastfeeding Keziah is officially over. I was hoping to hang onto our morning feedings, but my supply quickly depleted and I found I was supplementing with a bottle every morning anyway. So, that’s that I guess. Now that she is taking bottles full-time, however, I can see exactly how much she is (or isn’t) drinking. So, now I have a new thing to worry about. Some days she drinks only 15 oz and even that is a struggle to get in her. I felt like today was a REALLY good day since she had about 20 oz. I asked some other moms on Babycenter and discovered that there are other babies out there who don’t drink a lot. And then some moms said their 7 month olds were drinking 30-40 oz. or more!! Wow. It’s been frustrating feeding her because she’ll drink steadily for a couple of minutes and then push the bottle away only to cry for it again a few minutes later. We do this for almost an hour with every bottle. It’s like she’s super-thirsty but gets annoyed at me for always shoving this thing in her face. Weird, since she’s been drinking from the bottle for months. I hope it’s just a phase.
Here is Micah playing in his homemade water table. We decided to throw out his inflatable pool a couple of weeks ago since it kept losing air, and we were hoping to just buy a hard plastic pool, but we haven’t been able to find one anywhere! Any suggestions?
I mentioned in my last post that Micah’s sleeping has been bad again. Last night he had Erik and I up countless times again. We used to be able to settle him down by taking him to the potty (I think he was uncomfortable with a full bladder but couldn’t recognize it in his sleepy state), but now we are dealing with multiple offenses every night for many hours at a time. It’s ridiculous and frustrating. Especially when our seven month old sleeps the whole night through. I just don’t know what to do anymore. We have tried shortening naps (and sometimes eliminating it altogether) and it doesn't seem to make a difference. We are starting to take away privileges but I’m not sure that will work… Erik is good at reminding me that we can pray about these kinds of things. So, that’s a good start! But I’d love some advice. Has anyone else had success with stopping these night-wakings?
On a happier note, we are looking forward to a little family vacation next week. I could tell you what we’re going to do, but I’ll let Micah fill you in (he’s most excited about playing “sand and pail”…)