A New Face at Church Nursery

As I’ve blogged before William really enjoys attending the nursery at church. We arrived a bit earlier than normal, so at first it was just us, then the first childcare provider arrived.

When the second one arrived she brought her grandson with her. He was immediately taken over to say hello to William.

I had brought some of William’s new toys. Both boys wanted to try them out.

William couldn’t wait to start playing with this boy as well.

With two young boys, the caretakers were ready to have a fun, active and noisy day.

William had a wonderful time having someone there close to his own age.

~ Danielle

A Friendly Face at the Grocery Store

Matt and I usually grocery shop for the upcoming week on Sundays. However today we decided to go early so we could relax tomorrow. William was sleeping when we arrived so we kept him in his carseat and took him in his stroller. While walking around a little girl asked if she could peak at the baby. It turns out he had awoken and was happy to say hello.

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Biting – Distraction, Supply or Both?

As many moms are,  I was excited for William’s firsts including his first teeth. He has two and while they are sharp, for the most part they haven’t caused any problems until recently. img_4204

Over the last weeks I’ve seen my milk supply drop in terms of what I can pump. I’m still able to make some milk to leave for when I’m at work, but it’s been less. Around this time William has now and then used his teeth while I’ve been trying to feed him.

Breastfeeding normally is quite comfortable, but being bitten is not. I’ve made sure to end the sessions in terms of breast feeding him when he does, though I do then let him finish up with his bottle.

It doesn’t happen every time luckily. Perhaps this is a way to try to get more milk, though a baby cannot of course bite and suckle at the same time. I’ve definitely seen him biting his bottle nipple. I’m hoping this behavior goes away and that I can boost the amount of milk I pump back up.

~ Danielle

Daycare Adventures

William’s life is pretty routine now in that he has certain days when he goes to daycare and others when he is at home. Maribel was taking off Friday this week, so we sent him to daycare Tuesday in place of Friday. I wondered how he would react to this change if he’d noticed it at all. He did seem sad, perhaps even a little surprised to be woken up early instead of getting to sleep in as he gets to on his days at home.

Still once he got to daycare it was a regular day for him. Maribel sent me lots of photos of him enjoying himself.

He really enjoyed having his cap, so I sent it back for today. Somehow all three boys that Maribel watches had hats, so they had a little day where they all had fun wearing them inside.

William loves seeing the other boys dance about. Still, I know he wishes he could join them.

Though I of course miss him so much when I’m at work, I love seeing photos from those watching him and all the fun he is having.

~ Danielle

Playing and Sitting at the Church Nursery

Over the last few weeks William has started sleeping in later when given the choice. For this reason I knew he’d be active for at least some of the time he was at the nursery at church. He definitely wanted to try to practice more standing and stepping.

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Decreased Milk Supply From Pumping

With William having been eating solids now for over a month, he needs less breastmilk and formula. I’d heard that breastmilk production would regulate and decrease at certain point in the breastfeeding journey. Unfortunately, this has been true for us. Despite numerous times pumping over the last day, for the first time ever I was only able to bring 5 oz total of milk to daycare. I’ve noticed a decreasing production from pumping for the last few weeks, but this was the least amount I’ve been able to pump so far.

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