Monday, November 9, 2009

And the Weaner is...

Today is my first day back to work without a breast pump since January! The good news is that the baby LOVES whole milk and her new sippy cup. She has absolutely no interest in the bottle or breast milk and cries if it is offered to her as an option (sad for me). The bad news is that she is devastated over losing the comfort of a boob at night. Last night was a terrible and long night. She woke up several times crying and could not be consoled. It took me everything I had not to just give in, throw a boob at her and end the whole saga. By 4:00am I wanted to cry too, but I think I was just too tired. I hate this weaning part the most. I hate seeing her so upset.

I don't know what it is, but she definitely does not sleep at night as long as the other two kids did. By now, the other two only woke up one time in the night. Maybe because she's my last baby I've coddled her more than the others? Who knows, but the thought of another night like last night almost has me nursing her until she's 10!

I just received a call from my eldest daughter's school office - never a good sign. My first thought was that she finally beat up the little boy who has been bugging her. Then the nice woman from the office said "Someone needs to come pick her up because she just threw up." Ugh....the worst part is it was after lunch and she threw up in class and all over herself. Thankfully the Nanny is a trooper and cleaned her all up and set her up with a bowl and a few crackers in the "Quarantine Room" watching TV. Oh God--I can only imagine how the parents of her classmates are FREAKING out right now!

If someone would've ever bet me a million bucks that someday I would be near tears wishing I could spend the afternoon with a throwing up kid, I'd of taken that bet. Needless to say, it's been a rough start to the week. My fingers are crossed that the "Barf-o-Thon" doesn't make it's way through the entire house just in time for Thanksgiving.

Here's to staying healthy!


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