Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One more hour . . .

. . . until I'm a mother of two real live babies! God willing, Mr. X will receive custody of our son in about an hour, and this time tomorrow we'll be arriving home from the airport as a family of four.

Our little guy is crawling, pulling up, and cruising on the furniture, but not really walking yet. In between feedings I'm trying to clear a few areas so they'll be safe for him to play on the floor--for now, the babies' room and the family room. Any recommendations for feeding a one-year-old and for supplies to have on hand for teething?

Incidentally, the nursing is getting better, and I've changed my attitude about using nipple shields--instead of feeling like a failure, I'm looking at them as a tool that is helping us keep on breastfeeding while we get everything figured out. And I'm down from using them every time to using them about half the time.

Thank you, too, for the nice comments on the last post. I've done exactly what Beth suggested (put the baby in the Moby wrap) for the other two trips I've had to run errands, and it's worked perfectly. She has slept the whole time, just getting fussy at the very end when it's time to eat.

So, while the baby is snoozing (I really doubt she's down for the night, but we'll see), I'm going to run back to my cleaning!


Jen said...

Squeal! I am so excited!

Let's see. We just feed Elizabeth some of whatever we are having. Cheerios and those Annie's Cheddar Bunnies are really good to have on hand. Of course, she's still not one yet.

Get some teething rings and put them in the freezer before you need them. (They say on them to put them in the fridge, but they only stay cold for seconds if you keep them in the fridge.) Oragel and Tylenol or Motrin are good. So are Hylands Teething Tablets.

We used the shields full time here until about five months and then she just stopped using them on her own. (Literally pulled them off herself.)

Congratulations! I am so excited.

SuzanneinAustralia said...

oh how exciting

JellyBelly said...

how exciting!

when i clicked onto your blog i had a moment of deja vu! how crazy is that?

i can't wait to hear about your new family of four!

Tridentine Wife said...

My SIL swear by the wrap for both of her children. Something about the closeness I guess. How exciting that your son is almost with you. I can't wait to read about it soon.

barbie said...

I wait to hear that you have your little man at home!


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