Monday, February 22, 2010

Bottle saga update

There are so any things I want to write about but never enough time.

It occurred to me that I never posted any updates about Will and the bottle saga. After we perfected the "bait and switch" technique, wherein I started him on the bottle and then handed him off to the nursery staff, we moved to a full-fledged bottle feed while I was not there. It seemed like everything was going great! I thought all our bottle woes were solved!

Then today, as I was putting what I had hoped would be the final touches on my dissertation revisions, Will refused to take a bottle at daycare again. When I got there to pick him up, he was night-night in a rocking chair with Ms. H (he was very cute), and they told me that he wouldn't take the bottle. His eyelashes were wet and his nose was a little crusty, so it seemed he'd been crying. I felt so awful. As I buckled him into his car seat to go home, he woke up and started bawling. We made it back home, and I thought I'd see what happened if I gave him the bottle. At first he just chewed on the nipple and looked around (he does that to me sometimes too, ouch), but then he got serious and chugged the whole thing down. He cried when it was empty, so I offered him a boob and he chugged that too. Then he was very, very full, and he went to sleep.

He was in a surprisingly good mood when he woke up. Very giggly and happy. We played for a while, and then I gave him some avocado, which he slurped up about as good as he ever has. I put him down for tummy time, and he did a really good job with it. He even rolled over all on his own. That made me really happy because he still rarely rolls over, and the few times that he has, it's usually been when we have helped get him started. It's not that I care so much about him rolling over, per se, it's just that he's supposed to be able to roll over by now and since he can't seem to do it, I get worried that this is a sign of some huge developmental problem. So it made me feel better that he rolled over today.

Anyway. The kitchen is a mess and there are 3 loads of laundry to fold and shoes everywhere and I still have to pump milk and get to bed because who knows how many times he'll be up in the night. I am really hungry but trying not to eat because today while I was working, I ran into a friend I haven't seen in 2 years who said to me, "Oh yeah, you look like you've had a baby."

Thanks for reading.


Cathy said...

Seriously?! I KNOW You've had a baby, and I still wouldn't have guessed, you look more fabulous than lots of folks I know. And what a great job you're doing with the bottle saga. My boys were so stubborn (maybe it's a boy thing?) they wouldn't, and ended up going from boob to cup.

amypfan said...

What kind of ridiculous person would say that to you?!?! And hooray for putting the final touches on revisions!!