Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mr. Mom & Another Booby Report

Howie took the entire night shift on Saturday night so that I could sleep. It was great! I got up kind of early on Sunday morning, but I still had more sleep than I've had in the past two weeks. Howie is better on only a few hours of sleep. Later in the day on Sunday I fell asleep on the couch, which I feel silly about because I had an uninterrupted night of sleep. I awoke to Howie feeding Aislinn and the smell of chocolate chip cookies in the oven. Yes! He was actually baking cookies! As if he hadn't already done enough he then went ahead and did some laundry. He's Mr. Mom! I can't believe it, I'm totally useless all day. The only thing I can manage to do is the dishes. He's too cute, I wish I recharged as quickly and easily as he does.

Moving on to my Booby Report.

Sorry people, after you have a baby it's all about boobs, nipples, and counting dirty diapers. Well, after a few months it'll get more interesting.

I received my larger breast shields for my breast pump yesterday. They're so much better!!! While I was pumping last night I felt this awful pain in my nipple for a little while. After I finished pumping I felt for the bump where my clog was and it was nearly gone! Wooohoooo!!!! How great is that?

As for the actual breastfeeding, that's going fine. Aislinn latches on just fine and feeds fine as long as I'm using my nipple shield because she doesn't approve of my tiny nipples. The lactation consultant at the Pediatrician's office seems to think that we'll be able to get her off of that someday, but I don't know how that will happen unless I suddenly grow those huge National Geographic nipples. Oh, I can only dream. I keep trying to get her to nurse without the nipple shield but that just results in Aislinn having a complete meltdown. How dare I offer her those pathetic excuses for nipples? Why would she EVER want to eat from that? Haven't I heard? Bigger IS better! Fine, have the nipple shield! Just eat!

Well, that's all there is to report for now, I think. I could be forgetting something but I'll just update you later. I'd love to add some pics but blogger isn't working for me at the moment. I will add pictures later tonight!


soralis said...

Good luck with the b/fing. I never did get my boys off of the nipple shields but we managed to go 6 months so I was happy enough with that.

Take care and enjoy!

MoMo said...

Wow...your hubby is awesome!!! You are very lucky!! Glad to hear the nipple shield is working out well. Also, thanks for all the support and advice about my breastfeeding woes! You rock!

Brenda said...

Booby report.. lol. I'm glad things are going well!!! Love you. Can't wait to see more pics of her