#14 - It has been almost 16 months since my body has been used to help my son grow - now that I am not breastfeeding any longer my body is beginning to feel 'normal' again. It's amazing how noticeably different it feels when my body is no longer a "machine." It's also noticeable how few calories I need now! Here comes the dicipline...
#13 - I've started trying to feed my little man some baby food and I'm realized that this is a much messier endevour than any diaper I've changed. And, I feel like I've had some messy diapers - one that reached all the way into his little armpits. (Still wondering how that one actually happened...) It amazes me how such a small amount of food can literally get all over the place - all over him, all over me, all over the table - just all over. Yep, I need some more practice with this feeding thing. I'd be happy with just food all over him. High hopes???
#12 - My little man has started playing and enjoying some of the toys he has - a ball with a bell, an alien guy with squeeks and mirrors on him, a zebra with a rattle inside and several others. But his all time favorite that not only makes him smile but can calm him in an instant? A cloth diaper. Yep, he loves it. A no frills, plain white cloth diaper.
#11 - I've found out, from experience, that in the event that you may not have any more disposable breast pads or none of the washables are clean, a sanitary napkin works just fine as a substitute. I just snip one in half and insert - voila!
#10 - I've decided burp cloths are not big enough - or maybe it's that my little man just likes to out smart Mom. It seems that regardless if I have something covering my shoulder as I burp him, he manages to get some spit up outside of the burp cloth realm. It truly is amazing how he can do it, really. I'm wondering if putting a bib on him will help...or if he'll just manuever around that as well!
#9 - My little man who is now just 6 weeks old hasn't had too many baths in his lifetime but enough for me to learn a few things. For instance, after the first bath I realized that everything needed for the bath literally has to be at arms reach - not sitting on the counter next to the sink. (I put him in his little tub inside the large bathtub and sit on the floor next to the tub and scrub-a-dub-dub.) It is NOT easy to keep a hand on him in the baby tub and try to reach for the towel on the counter. BUT - that was then and I know better. However, the latest in bath time fun occurred the other day. I normally make sure he's not hungry (but not right after a meal because he could spit up in the bath water) and has just had a bowel movement before he gets a bath. Leave it to little man to mess up the tub and water by squirting out of his back end in the middle of his bath. (Apparently that was leftover from the mess he made in his diaper before I put him in the bath.) Ah, that was fun to try an manuever him out, clean the tub, dump the water and then start the bath again. Someone is getting a laugh with the situation, I just know it. I will admit though, I did have to chuckle about the situation - what else can you do?