Monday, May 7, 2012
This little monkey.....is being super challenging this week. I've told her she's lucky she's cute about a million times. It all started with my decision to start weaning her for daytime feedings. Nursing was getting difficult during the day - she was so easily distracted, wouldn't nurse with a cover, and I need to be away from her for over 8 hours on Wednesdays. I thought that this would be the perfect way to keep our nursing relationship and still give me some freedom. From Tuesday to Friday of last week, she took bottles of formula during the day just fine. And then suddenly, when I was gone all day Saturday to shoot my first wedding, she refused the bottle. She only wants to nurse. I've tried 4 different types of sippy cups, different types of formula, and even some frozen breastmilk in the bottle. She won't touch 'em. I even tried to sneak some formula in her cereal this morning and she wouldn't have it. Thankfully, I still have enough of a supply for a morning and night feed, so she's getting something and is having no problems with finger foods. I'm just struggling with a lot of guilt from weaning. She obviously wasn't ready and now I don't have enough to meet her needs. :( I know she'll be fine, but this is a lot harder than I imagined.
On the brighter side of things, we signed a lease for our new place this afternoon! I love it and can't wait to decorate. Our official move date isn't until June 2nd, but we had to take the lease by the 15th of May, so we are going in a bit early this weekend to do some painting. We don't NEED to paint, but I have so many ideas and I know it will make it feel more like our own. I can't wait to show pictures. Ok, sorry for the short and scattered post, but man, I've got to get to bed.