What is with that anyway? Four hours, how would it go over if any of us were to be called in for an important project at work and say sure, I’ll be there between 10-2 and you will have to pay a premium if you expect me to actually work when I get there. gah- so here I sit. 37 minutes into said window. Nothing to do but wait and blog.
So, I am pretty much stuck at home today. Sort of okay though, Nathans “schedule” is all kinds of off right now. His feeding schedule has found its new normal but his napping is still a mess. Some days its 1 one hour nap, some days its a 3 hour nap or yesterday was a one hour followed by a two hour. So, being home isn’t really the worst. I like to let him work it out, being able to put him down when hes showing sings of needing a break, rather than putting him at 12:15 because that’s what he needed yesterday. This has happened a few times so I hope it will sort it self out this go-round as well. The nursing is great! He is down to 3 times a day and I have enough milk in the freezer to get us a bit past his birthday for his oatmeal and to mix with his other foods. Last night was the last of the pump to freeze, hopefully my body wont freak out but it probably will. It will probably take a few days to stop producing that amount. Which could make several uncomfortable nights.
All of this has me anticipating weaning. I’m really not sure how I feel about it. One half cannot wait to have my body back to myself, the other half is worried I will miss it. Nathan is so busy these days that when he is eating is the only time I still feel like he is my baby, I get to just sit and hold him. The best time is just before bed when hes all clean and soft from his bath, snuggled right up to me. That part makes me want to keep that feeding for a while longer,, maybe I will, maybe I wont? I suppose we will see when the time comes. His Dr. says to nurse as long as we want but I have always been of the 1 year tops camp, and of the once the kid can say boob you’re done, camp. But then I joined those “camps” before Nathan was here and now I just don’t know. I imagine I will just do it, right now I am over thinking it but I know me- I will probably end up telling myself to shut up and get it over with just like I always planned.
Oh, that brings me to you all. Help me with the sippy cup! Nate doesn’t use a bottle and I have been giving him a sippy everyday for the past 2 months and he has had a few sips but he mostly just shakes it up and bashes it on the table before throwing it on the ground. He has to have it figured it out by his birthday which is a short 10 weeks away. I have only put water in it, maybe try milk? How do you get a baby to take the cup?