Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3 months old

I know hard to believe our sweet red headed princess is 3 months old today! Miss L is just growing and changing way too fast!!! She is a very very happy baby:) Her smiles just melt my heart and make getting up at 5am to start my day so much easier:) She is becoming more and more active, moving those arms and kicking those legs. She is "talking" more and more, it's so sweet to see her interact with her brother and sister. We are still having some spit up issues, but I'm just not ready to start cereal, I personally feel it's just too early. Anyhoo. On the issue of pumping- to stop or not too stop?! Well I felt guilty in stopping even with only getting minimal amount. So I decided to continue pumping. Here is the thing the day that I renewed the pump my milk production really dropped off?? Each time I pump I barely get enough to cover the bottom of the bottle. So now what to do? Ugh!!!! Why can't my body work right for once??? I know Miss L needs the antibodies especially with the cold season coming up! Anyhoo we will just have to see what happens, hoping my milk supply goes back to at least what it was!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Well Miss L has been having a time lately. She started spitting up more, quite a bit more several weeks ago when she had a cold and was really congested, I just chalked it up to congestion. Well she isn't nearly as congested and she is spitting up more, at times she is like a fountain, and this can happen 2 hours after a feeding! Needless to say we go through lots of outfits, burp clothes and bibs! So I decided it was time to call the pediatrician to see what they think we should do, I called yesterday morning and they finally got back to me this morning. The doctors suggestions: reduce her feedings by 1 ounce; keep her elevated at, at least 30 degree angle at all times, burp her good (which we do, every ounce or so) and had rice cereal into her bottles. Here is the thing I am not comfortable with the rice cereal etc... We didn't start our other two on cereal until 6 months old, there is some controversy in starting cereal too soon. So what would you do? My thought is to try everything else first before resorting to cereal. I would love some feed back and suggestions!
I have been pumping since Miss L was born and I have never gotten huge amounts by any means but I have noticed that my supply is starting to drop off- maybe an ounce sometimes just 1/2 and ounce each time a pump and mind you with my crazy schedule I am only able to pump 3 times a day. So I think the time has come to quite pumping:(  I am really sad about this for several reasons, I felt like I was doing something "special" for Miss L, I know how beneficial breast milk is and another (selfish) reason is that I really think it has helped with my weight loss and keeping the weight off etc... However I also know that the little bit she is getting probably isn't doing much for her, it would free up time to spend with all my kiddos but especially Miss L while the others are at school and would save us money that we are spending on the pump rental ($80 a month). In a perfect world my body would work like it is suppose to and I would be able to breast feed (and of course their wouldn't be IF!), but this isn't a perfect world. For now I have the pump till the 21st of this month so I will continue to use it and pump what little I can get till then, but I know it is not going to be easy to quite:(
On another note I am hoping to be able to blog more fingers crossed! We are almost through the birthdays, M and H have their joint friends party this weekend- I will be making at least 50 cupcakes! This past weekend was Miss M's 6th birthday and I have to admit I was a little disappointed in my family (it was her family party), only about half of who was invited showed up! We had TONS of food left over because as usual NO ONE in my family RSVP's- I don't understand that! I was hoping that Miss M was busy having fun not to notice however she asked me several times why weren't there many people at my party? I felt so bad for her, but I also know she enjoyed playing with her cousins and having the one spend the night. Anyhoo, hopefully things will begin to settle down after that:) I am also looking forward to more Fall weather!!!!! We are having some more fall weather today and tomorrow and I am loving it!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

CRAZY life!

Well I feel as though I lead a crazy life but one that I love! Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged, I'm having a hard time finding time to blog. I have very little to no "me" time. Having two kiddos in different schools across town, leads to LOTS of running! I have also been getting ready for M's birthday party we had this past weekend and the friends party next weekend. Miss L is doing fantastic!!! She is growing and changing so much. She is pretty much sleeping through the night. She is a happy, happy baby whose smiles light up the room:) she us becoming more vocal, trying out her voice more and more. I LOVE her little giggles. She is very ticklish! I could go on and on, she is just so amazing:)
My other two kiddos are doing great, adjusting to school and actually enjoying it:) Miss M hasn't quite adjusted to the long days, afternoons after I have picked her up aren't pleasant! Miss ATTITUDE shows up- Grrrrr!!
We are finally experiencing some cooler temps, even fall like, and we are loving it!! The kids are able to get outside more, enjoy the fresh air and get rid of some energy:) Hubby and I are also enjoying the return of football!
Well that's a quick update. Even though I haven't been good about keeping up my blog, I'm still reading everyone else's!!!