Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our life - feeding

This post was started Feb 1st 2012:

Our life has changed so much since Paisley has come. Not so much in our day to day living but in our outlook and priorities. I've sat down at the computer a couple of times to start blogging again but each time I can't think of anything to blog about. My life is consumed with the caring for and loving a toddler. She is the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen and I'm so proud to be her mommy.

So for now I will tell you about my baby girl and then maybe that will spur me into blogging about other things in the near future.


She was quite a handful at the beginning. She had/has a high palate and that made for craziness with feeding/nursing. At the hospital we ended up having to supplement because she could not feel my nipple on her palate to latch. We got a couple of successful latches and they sent me on home. At home, between Brad and I and Mom, we could not get that baby girl to take a full feeding. On her second day home we were headed off to the lactation consultant. We got some lessons on things to help and a breast shield so she could find something to latch onto. That breast shield saved our nursing life. She is 9 1/2 months old now and has been nursing without a shield for about 8 months. I'm so glad that we were able to get that figured out and that we have been able to nurse for as long as we have. She is distractable now and nursing sessions during the day are much shorter then they used to be when food was the most important thing, but we are still doing it. I hope we can continue through her first year.

She is eating so many solids I don't even think I could list them all. Pretty much anything we eat she eats with the exceptions of cow's milk, eggs and nuts. She loves finger foods and being able to feed herself. It's funny how she can gobble something right up one day and then decide she hates it the next.

Thats as far as I got but I figured I would post what was there. So here you go, it's been sitting in blogger as a draft for .....6 months. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oh how I have ignored you.

I'm going to try and do better. Starting ......soon. :)