Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Sleep Well Little Children

Ok so things last night were not much better. I swear the kid can smell me when I come in the room to go to bed - he always wakes up almost immediately after.

I put him in bed with us and thought I would do that just until he was good and asleep. However apparently I was pretty tired and I didn't wake up until 4 hours later. Good I guess, but co-sleeping in our bed always leaves me in a lot of pain. Either I sleep funny and mess up my back or I sleep tense, fearful that I am going to drop the baby or roll over on him. So I woke up at around 4 and tried to put him in the crib, then the swing and since neither worked I gave up and took him back to bed. We both slept fitfully until Kiddo came in the room with a full tub of fresh raspberries and made me get up so I could put some in a bowl for him. I told Kiddo not to come back in my room until I got up. For once he minded me!

So now I am being a glutton for punishment and trying to nap Port in his crib. He normally naps in his swing - but I really want him to get used to sleeping in his own bed and I figure during the day is probably the best time to force it. I just don't have the resolve at night when I am half asleep and trying not to wake the whole house.

So far he's been out for about 30 minutes. We'll see how this goes.

Thanks Katy for suggesting the benadryll - I LOVE me some benadryll! It works so well for me but I am trying not to take it very often right now because it really dries up my milk supply. I would love to be able to give it to Port as well, but unlike his brother who begs for medicine, Port absolutely HATES any kind of med. We pretty much have to trick him or force him to take it. Last night I was able to get some Tylenol in him and I think that is what allowed him to get to sleep, but unfortunately it didn't last long. I want to try Motrin, but I am going to wait a couple more months on that.

And speaking of milk supply - I know some of you were kind of following my pumping saga. Well, I am still pumping, though several weeks ago I dropped it from 6 times a day to 5 for a couple of weeks and then down to 3-4 times a day most recently. I finally came to a place where I was able to give myself permission to quit if I wanted to, so I guess in a way I am slowly weaning. Surprisingly, I am finding it more difficult to keep up this schedule that I did the 6xs a day schedule. More time in between pumps gives me more time to forget! But I am proud of myself that I made it 6 months pumping full time and am still giving him about 20oz of breast milk per day.

Of course, the formula he is now consuming is eating into our budget, but that is another story all together.

[parents and grandparents may want to skip over this part - I am about to talk about my bewbs]

Oh and the other night Hubby, Port and I were sitting in bed trying to get Port to sleep for the night and he was in no mood. So I had him in front of me, on his hands and knees facing me. He was being so cute and giggly and for the first time in a while it caused my milk to let down - big time. Since I was no where near the pump or any kind of collection receptacle and since I didn't really feel like leaking all over the place, I offered a breast to Port to see what he would do. Now keep in mind this is the kid that never latched on, and I only offered the real thing to him maybe twice when he was really little. He was very intrigued and excited. He kept letting go and giving me these huge gummy grins.

But then

he decided

to bite.


And then he wouldn't stop biting.

I couldn't get away from him. Little vampire.

So, needless to say I won't be doing that again any time soon.

D :)


Scriber's Web said...

Hi Dawn!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and posting comments.

I am sorry but this post made me laugh. The boob biting thing. I'm not a meanie but it was just unexpected. Great post.

Good luck with Nablo! I'll visit!

TitanKT said...

Cute story! I love that he bit you even though I know dang good and well that wasn't nice for you. It was entertaining to read! Plus, I just love that you were talking about your bewbs. LOL!

I hope you can get him sleeping in his crib. Shoo! What a relief that will be! Hang in there.

Mollie said...

oh tha little nibbler...... what a toot!! That is... and I'm in no way trying to upset you my dear friend... HYSTERICAL! And almost too visual, heh No eye contact for 6 weeks ok? :P

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