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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sleep Breakthrough!

Ewan slept in the bassinet in his pack n play for almost all of last night. We only had to rock him in the glider for about an hour.


We've been having to take turns rocking him in the glider at night while the other sleeps for a few hours in the bed. I really really hope that this trend continues because it was so nice to be able to sleep in bed for the majority of the night.

Now we just need to find a way to get him to take a pacifier instead of using me all day long...

Any suggestions?


  1. I wish I had some suggestions for ya. I never really breastfed so I'm not sure besides keep trying.

    He's so darn cute!!

  2. Breastfeeding is a whole other issue...he won't latch without a nipple shield, which is a total pain to use. I really really don't want to give him formula, to me that's like feeding him McDonald's every day, but I'm seriously at my wits end with this. And it's only been a week and a half! I don't know what I'm going to do when my husband goes back to work. It's getting to the point where I don't want to be around my child because all he does is scream for my boobies!

  3. Have you tried finding a La Leche League around you? I've heard they are quite a good help to Mothers that are having issues with breastfeeding. Maybe they can do something to help you guys out.

    I wouldn't be much help on that front really. I was a McDonald's feeding Mama when Dylan was a baby. :)

  4. I hope you didn't take offense to my McDonald's reference. Everyone is different, and needs to do what works for them, and I respect that.

    I grew up on processed foods and I think that that's part of my weight problem today. I just don't want to start my son down that road from the start. I called the lactation consultant at the hospital this morning and am awaiting a callback. We did get him to take breastmilk from a bottle last night, so that was a breakthrough and will hopefully make our 11 hour drive to Louisville easier this weekend.

  5. No, no, I didn't take offense to it. I'm always secretly disappointed I couldn't do the breastfeeding thing. It just wasn't working out the way I wanted. I already told Ryan if I can i'm going to try with the next baby (whenever that is).

    I can understand the processed foods thing though. The earlier you can start teaching them healthy eating habits, the better. Good luck with the lactation consultant! Hope all goes well. :) Oh and have a very safe trip out here!

  6. With him being so young, you pretty much have to feed on demand. Try and put him on a schedule (sleeping and eating) the best you possibly can, but it sounds like he may just be hungry because he isn't nursing very well. Maybe try to get him to latch on before he is screaming and really upset. Gas drops also do wonders...Macie was cholicy and that is how we survived! Just ideas..hope something helps! babies were way chunkier on breast milk than when I switched them over to formula!


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