I've definitely had a blogging rut lately. I don't really know what to write about. My life has been far from boring or lacking things to do, but who wants to hear all about what I do during the day?? J
One thing I did think that some people would find interesting is what happened last night. I nursed my daughter. Yep, after 4 months of exclusively pumping, I nursed her back to sleep. Crazy? That's what I thought!
It all started when she woke up at 10:30, which is about 3-4 hours before she usually does. She wanted to eat, so I gave her the only bottle that I had upstairs. The one that I had pumped an hour earlier. The one that's supposed to be used for the 2:00 AM feeding. She gobbled it up (ALL of it of course!) and she fell back asleep like normal, but I knew it wouldn't last until her normal wake-up time of 7:00 AM. I was right. She still woke up at 3:00. I tried her pacifier. She screamed louder! And shook out of anger. That obviously was not what she wanted. Haha. Too bad I didn't have a couple ounces left from that first bottle!
I didn't want to pump. I stopped middle of the night pumping several weeks ago to get more sleep. I didn't have time to pump a bottle anyway. She was pissed! How dare I try to give her that stupid piece of silicone. I didn't want to go downstairs and get a bottle out of the fridge. It would have taken too much time to warm it up anyway. So, guineas idea, let's try nursing!
I think I was in one of my stubborn streaks when I came up with that idea. I mean, how dare she not follow her schedule and want to eat more than once during the night. It was her fault she didn't have a bottle upstairs anyway! J I just wanted to get back to sleeeeeeep! Aparently, so did she because she did something I didn't really expect her to do. She latched on and nursed away! It was just like riding a bike! It didn't last long, but it didn't have to. She was comforted and fast asleep within 10 minutes. I put her back in her crib, feeling very accomplished and baffled at the same time! Maybe I should try this more often! I have in the past, but she hasn't been a fan. Who could blame her though?