Monday, December 15, 2008

A different direction

What nice comments I've received- thank you! I truly love being a mom. There's nothing quite like it, and there's really nothing to prepare you for the journey.

With Joseph (or as we call him Big'n) I've decided to take weaning a little slower than I thought at first. After reading/thinking about Shaunna's comment, I'm now feeding Joseph in the mornings around 7 and at night around 7 as well. With 2 bottles in-between. Maybe in a few days I'll cut the morning or evening feeding and will probably continue nursing until my milk supply dries up. Here are some things I considered:

*I'm really in no hurry
*As long as I'm producing some, it's good that he gets it
*Quitting cold turkey without a pump HURTS
*There's no "right" or "wrong" way to do it or when to do it

So, that's where I'm at right now. What an exciting revelation, eh? And the good news? It's no longer a fight getting him to take a bottle. I'm so thankful for that!! And today Mikayla fed him. Precious.

In other news, our next passage to memorize is Psalm 103. Some of you know, it's my favorite chapter in the whole Bible. I've memorized it once before, but I've not been good about keeping it refreshed. I'm excited about learning it again! :)

Our whole family is not feeling too well. I'm not sure what it is, but we're definitely feeling it. Lord willing, we'll be over it by the weekend. We plan to go to Louisiana to see my wonderful in-laws for about a week. We're REALLY looking forward to that.

Hope you're all staying warm. It's COLD outside. Brrrrr... Definite hot chocolate with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar on top weather... mmmm...


Misty said...

I am happy your found a solution that will work well for you and Joseph. Have fun visiting your in laws. Did Mike tell you it was -17 in his office today? Crazy cold here, our high does not get above 0 until Thurs. love you

Vivian said...

Cinnamon sugar? Excuse ME! Can't wait to see the pic of Miggy feeding Brud. Bring it on.