Oh, Annie. Today has been tough, and I know it only gets more challenging from here on out! Our little girl cried for most of the day and I'm afraid I've gotten into a, "What's wrong? What's wrong? Are you hungry? Here's the boob!" sort of rut. I'm stuffing my breast in her face every time she gets upset, and I swear the kid sucked me dry today. (TMI??)
Speaking of breastfeeding, I have been very lucky. She has latched without too much trouble from our first night and we only had one hiccup in our first week when my breasts became engorged and I had to bring out the pump for two days. I know, I know; I'm on TMI overload these days. But, whatever, it is what it is, and it's natural. I love breastfeeding! First of all, it's cheap, and I'd much rather spend our cash on adorable baby outfits - or chocolate cake and Target runs, in my case - than formula. It's also, of course, good for her and I love the convenience factor. And of course the closeness it brings between us (more so on my part because that barracuda is sucking away and doesn't have time to stare into my eyes the way I stare into hers).
Right now she's sleeping on my chest and I am TERRIFIED TO MOVE. Matt is out playing basketball and I have to go the bathroom. Yes, these are my "big" problems these days.
From one of the more quiet moments this afternoon - my two loves: