Friday, January 09, 2009

Photo of the Day


One of the big happenings around here this week, as I prepare to go back to work next week, is that I've been 'weaning' Meera from nursing during the day. Slowly but surely I've been working on getting her to bottle feed (with formula) from the hours of 8:30am-5:30pm, while still nursing at night. For anyone who has experience with breastfeeding, you can imagine what a challenge this is for both baby and Mama!!! The week has gone really well, though (much better than I would have imagined), and as the week ends, both baby and Mama are doing very well with it all -- all things considered. It has meant, however, that there have been lots more bottles around here. Bottles being prepared, bottles being fed, bottles sitting around the house, bottles in the sink, bottles in the dishwasher. For the past six months Kyle and Owen have been absolutely enthralled with all-things-breast-feeding.... and now, just as quickly as that whole thing started it has more-or-less ended (since basically I'm only nursing during the hours that they are asleep-- so they don't actually witness it much anymore). They have quickly moved on. And they are now enthralled with bottle-feeding. They have both determined quite concisely that they do not like formula (or, as they pronounce it, "foam-u-la") -- not one bit. But... they do like bottles. I've been letting them take a sip from Meera's from time to time over the past few days. But today they requested their own. We poured "cow's milk" into their bottles (they have taken to calling their regular milk "cow's milk"; making the clear distinction between not only "breastmilk" but also "goat's milk"... ???... what strange little boys they are?!?!!!!). Meera had formula. And the three of them sat on the couch together drinking their bottles. Quite the sight.

7 comments:

Mark and Sarah said...

These posts made my day...thank you! What a laugh I just had. Too cute :)

Anonymous said...

Heather, I know how bittersweet weaning can be. Treasure those nighttimes with Meera.

Yet another sweet photo of the three kids.

Erin

me said...

Oh, good luck with the transition to bottles and back to work. I'll look forward to hearing how it all goes. What's Meera going to do during the day?

glamah16 said...

I havent been around in a while and am catching up. Hope you and the beautiful family had Happy Hoildays.

Malia'sMama said...

Very cute! Mal is 26 months today and she still wants her milk in bottles before sleep time. Comfy, cozy, I think :)

Ani said...

such a sweet scene... our 3 year old loves, loves, loves his milk in a bottle and i don't have the heart to take it away from him. hoepefully we won't have to pack it along when he goes away to college :)

Mom to 3 said...

Love that photo. Best wishes to you as you return to work. I know how hard it is. Good luck to all of you with that transition!