Connor has had a CRAZY growth spurt all weekend…it’s like he has a bottomless pit for a stomach or something. I think this kid has probably gained a pound in just two days! He’s also been sleeping a lot more. I have been very strict on his diet. I had a lot of trouble in the beginning getting him to breastfeed so I have been strictly pumping since we got home from the hospital. It is rough, but I am proud I have been able to stick with it. It’s a LOT of dishes and takes a lot of discipline to get up and make myself pump all the time, a couple cases of mastitis, and pumping in the car a LOT! LOL! It’s definitely had it’s challenges, but my husband has been my biggest supporter and I’m so glad that even though I wasn’t able to breastfeed I didn’t give up and continued to give my baby breast milk. It’s a very personal decision for everyone, and I’m not saying it’s bad at all if you didn’t breastfeed…I am just saying I have worked hard and had several breakdowns to get to his point….it’s definitely harder than I ever thought!
Okay- and with that said I worry about what and when to feed him. Well, not really worrying because I know he is being fed plenty. I don’t want to give him cereal or baby food because American Pediatric Guidelines recommend only breast milk for the first six months. I’m sure that every baby is different and they will be just fine regardless. When did you start baby foods and why?
Proof that he has a bottomless stomach right now….he sprayed my ENTIRE wall here and got pee all over himself (his shirt is soaked!) and all over the changing table. He was like a continuous fountain! Terence tried to cover it up but it kept going and going and going…..
Today we went grocery shopping, to Babies R Us, and we grilled out again for dinner. Of course we had our coffee fix too 🙂 We also had to go to Lowe’s to get a new mailbox because somebody blew up our mailbox yesterday with a firework! Crazy people!!!! Who does that???
We are off to bed and back to work tomorrow 🙁
Hope you all had a good weekend!