He's been in his crib for a little over a month now (I'm still sleeping in the room w/ him in the comfy twin bed mammy & pop pop got for his room)! He gets his "right before bedtime" nursing session and is usually asleep by 9 or 9:30pm. I rock him and lay him down and pat his little booty til he falls asleep. I'm remembering how difficult it was putting a baby in this crib because of how short I am (yes, I am short but wear heels mostly because i'm in denial)! He wake up usually at midnight and 3am to nurse and goes back down mostly pretty easy. He is up for the day about 5:45 or 6am and takes small naps now throughout the day with usually a good long one in the morning and afternoon.
He's an excellent nurser. I never dreamed I could breastfeed a baby this long and well. He is growing like a weed! I had to stop at 7 weeks w/ Shelby because her tummy just wasn't agreeing and she wasn't getting enough (I had no idea what I was doing then and I feel like that played a part in it too!). Rhett on the other hand, he and I got this down! I EBF (exlusively breast feed) him and only have to pump on the days I work (which is just 2 days in the summer and 3 days during the school year at SAU) and if I'm going to be away from him. BFing isn't for the weak or slackers that's the truth! It's a full time job in itself! I have my moments where I get annoyed cause I'm the only one who can provide for him, but then I'm usually instantly reminded and comforted by the Lord who tells me that He designed me this way and I'm doing what's best for him and those thoughts go away.
Rhett is now in 6-9 month clothes... yeap... that's not a typo! He will be 16 weeks tomorrow and is in 6-9 month clothes! LOL.. i've gotta clean out his drawers cause he can't wear what's in his "day to day" drawer anymore and I'm down to the "for future wear" drawers....lol... he's a chunk. We go back to the dr. July 11th and I can't wait to see how much he weighs. I'm guessing he's over 17 lbs now. He was 16 lbs and 25" last time we checked and that was a while back.
I'm so blessed to have such a great little family and support system!
|Shelby at 4 months old October 2009 and Rhett at 15 weeks|