Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mommy Moments

They tell you that infants don't smile, and if something crosses their face that looks like a smile it's just from gas. I sometimes wonder where the "experts" get all their wealth of wisdom because I'm here to say that my baby smiles! Yesterday when he was 6 days old he was looking into my face and he smiled at me!!!! My first baby smile! Awwwwww... If I wasn't head over heels in love with him already I would have melted then! He smiles in his sleep sometimes too, and today I was laughing at him while he was eating and he smiled again! So phooy to those people who think that babies don't smile. My darling little lad does, and it thrills my heart to see it!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Boppy love? Not so much

When I was trying to come up with items for our baby registry with my first child one thing that came up over and over was this wonderful pillow called the Boppy! People raved about it to me, and so I registered and was given one of these pillows that is supposed to help support baby while nursing or even bottle feeding, or whatever. One of my friends said that maybe it would help me have that "extra" set of hands mommies are always wishing for. Now they even have Boppys that come in small, medium and large sizes so that everyone can find that perfect fit. I however haven't fit perfectly for some reason. With my first child I only nursed for 3 months due to complications, and thought that my fight with the Boppy was just part of the issues I was dealing with. Now I'm on the second round of nursing life, and realized that it's not ME it's the pillow! Actually it probably is me because of how many people have told me it's wonderful, but for me it just seems like more of a wrestling match to get the pillow and baby all where they need to be. So that's my basic "review" of the Boppy. Now the tip, just use a regular decorative pillow. It's true you'll need some support for feeding that little one, but it doesn't HAVE to be a baby related item. If it doesn't work for you, find something that does. My Boppy has become the baby's support when he's napping in the pack n' play, but for feeding, I just used the pillows we have on the couch.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Which side???

Now that I'm back in the land of the nursing moms I've found that at 2am it's difficult for me to remember which side I nursed last. I have tried to use the safety pin method, but again at 2 in the morning, the last thing I want to do once DS is finished is to have to fumble with a pin. I had several injuries to prove that I'm not so coordinated on a lack of sleep. So this time around I dug out of my jewelery box a stretchy bracelet that a friend gave me years ago. Now I simply switch wrists with the bracelet and voila! I know exactly where we need to pick up at 4:30am!