Wednesday, April 9, 2008

No More Breastfeeding Ever

I don't really have anything to post, but I need those pictures to move down! I will tell you all about my challenges I am currently going through. I have decided to stop breastfeeding FINALLY. Yesterday went better than expected. Atticus took a bottle with little complaining. A little resistance then he would give in. Today, not such good news. He won't even let me hold a bottle near him. Tom was able to get him to take a little, but not more than a couple ounces. I really want this to stick because I am sure if I give in at this point it will be much harder in the long run.
Things I am suddenly aware of. I should have been giving him a bottle all along. (I told myself after two previous weaning nightmares I would always make sure my kids would take a bottle. Why didn't I listen to myself?) I obviously favor the left breast. It is about twice the size of the right, and it is really hard to sleep with tender, lumpy engorged (even in your armpit) boobs. I am sooo tired. If you eat too many blue robin eggs, you milk will turn a lovely shade of blue. (Breathtaking, you should see it.) I know you shouldn't pump if you want your milk to dry up, but I am miserable. A 13 month old that gets the bulk of his nutrition from me (the rest from dog food) apparently eats a lot! See how tired I am? This makes no sense, and I don't have the brainpower necessary to make the needed corrections. You are going to have to sort through this mess yourself.

11 comments:

mindy said...

Emily wants to know what Tom is doing?

ajesplin said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Markie23 said...

I'm 90% envious, and 10% disgusted.
No wait...
I'm 10% envious, and 90% disgusted. Ya, I think that's it.

sarastrasser said...

WHAT!!! Markie23 should be pervey23. Anyways that is disgusting and I don't want to look at either one of you ever again. I can't help but feel like that is Tom's only way of nutrition himself. GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Left boob said...

Get that man off me!!!!

right boob said...

Oh that is disgusting!!

Lucky the Leprechaun said...

Bubble Juice is best on me Lucky Charms!

Wini said...

I want to try!!!

Emily said...

Wow.... That is really graphic. Good luck on weaning!

Call Family said...

Ya know... I've heard putting a bit of tabasco sauce on your nipple before giving it to the kid works miracles. He'll never touch it again. Let me know how that goes over. lol. :)

Homeless Man said...

Tom, don't hog it all. I could really use some of the blue stuff!!