Monday, June 21, 2010

Survived the weekend!

Well, I survived the weekend without Dan, thanks to our awesome family and friends. Thank you to all of you who helped out. I appreciate the help and food and love more than you will ever know. Dan has Mondays and Tuesdays off, so I am happy happy happy to have him at home with us today.

Starting today we are putting Sammy on a diet of sorts. His constant pigging out is starting to take its toll on all of us. So now we are feeding him every three hours during the day, no more and no less than that. Hopefully this will get us on a semi-schedule eventually.

I made the decision to stop nursing AND pumping altogether. It was a really tough and tearful decision, but it has already made me a happier mama. The stress that went along with trying sooo hard and being in so much constant pain was not worth it for me. I have more important things to focus my energy on right now. So now Sam is officially a formula-fed baby! And I am slowly making peace with my decision.

Elijah is doing well. He got to spend a lot of time with cousins and other family members and friends this weekend and he absolutely loved that! This kid loves people so much. Every time our doorbell rings, he gets crazy and giddy.

Thanks for checking in! Time to go snuggle with my littlest man for a bit while Dan and Elijah are at the park.


Lee Family said...

I am so glad you had family and friends there to help you get through the weekend. I am also glad to hear you are happier. It is always a hard decision to stop brestfeeding but this was a good one for you. Now you can start to heal. I hope you have a great week.

Wendy said...

Don't stress the formula decision. You are giving him great nutrition and a happy Mama. He will thrive and he might stay satisfied a little longer with formula. Life is too short to let the mommy guilt get you down. He is precious and you are awesome!

jencooper said...

Good for you mama!! I am proud of you for making a hard decision. You are taking care of you and your little man is going to do great.

He is such a cutie.

I am glad that you were able to have a terrific weekend.

Sarah said...

He is just adorable! So wish I could stop by with a meal and a chance to hold that precious baby boy.

The Smith's said...

Sweet baby! I really see Elijah in him! I am so happy that you feel peaceful after making that tough decision about breastfeeding. I think it is underestimated the importance for baby that MAMA is happy!

Have a great week!

Cecilia said...

Your littlest man just adorable like his big brother!

Have a nice week!