Family Friday

by Heather on August 24, 2012

WHOA thank goodness it’s Friday!  This week has been a doozy for us around here and I’m so glad to have a weekend of rest.

This past week marked the first official baby food making in our house, and so far so good.  Wes is such a veggie lover that I started off with green beans and butternut squash, but I also made a little apple-banana-avocado mixture for him that he sort of liked.  I don’t know what it is about the fruit, but he’ll eat vegetables all day long.  I’ve also been adding avocado to just about everything he eats – one because he likes it, but also because my supply is going down in fat content no matter how many healthy fats I eat.  I want to make sure that he’s getting what he needs for brain development, and the fats from avocados should help with that.  I’m also considering supplementing with formula at some point, but our past experience with formula wasn’t awesome…he started screaming and pushed the bottle away!

 

Any tips on formula at all?  Or even increasing supply?  I’ve been pumping overtime, eating tons of protein and healthy fats, taking fenugreek…nothing.  I’d love to keep him on my milk more than formula, but it’s not looking like those things are working.  For the record his growth is normal and he’s not acting like he’s hungry or anything, but still I worry.

We went to the doctor earlier this week for his 6-month checkup and he’s doing so great!  He’s now 17 lbs 7 oz (he was 7 lbs 10 oz at birth) and 27.5 inches long (up from 20.5 inches at birth).  He’s still my baby but he’s looking more and more like a little boy every day!  The shots were fine, and we immunized for flue as well.  Nate was out of town at the time, so I had to be the one to hold him when he started screaming, which was just about the saddest thing ever.  Luckily as soon as the band-aid went on he was totally fine, and it seems like we’re in the clear from the side effects now.  Happy baby has returned!

One thing I’ve noticed this week is that Bunker and Keira really love to be around Wes when he’s happy and playing, but now they sort of slink away and hide if he’s crying or getting fussy.  It’s weird because they’ve never done that before, but I’m wondering if it’s because his voice has gotten significantly louder and they aren’t used to it being that noisy in the house.  Either way I’ve just been taking more time to love on them and reassure them that they are, in fact, very good dogs.  That seems to be working so far!

 

I also went through Wes’s clothes yesterday to weed out the ones that are too small for him now, which was about half of his little wardrobe!  Good thing Grandma and Grandpa (my parents) were here this past weekend and brought loads of new stuff.  But yeah…the stuff he grew out of was 6-month clothing and he’s now in 9-month stuff!  I know that sizing on baby clothes can be just as “off” as with adult clothes, but still. Sniff sniff…my baby’s growing up!

 

I’ve been washing and putting away all of his clothes in a big plastic bin, along with all of my old maternity clothes.  It’s nice to keep it all together, and I imagine that I can pretty much keep his whole wardrobe from birth-12 months in there without any problem.  Plus it’ll be nice if we end up having another boy later on to have clothes that we loved when Wes was little!

Other than that we’re going to be rocking it out at a local air show this weekend (well, not AT the show since we don’t want Wes to be so close to such loud noises, but in a field where we can watch it all) and cleaning out our garage because it’s a cluttered mess.  Wish us luck!

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