Hey Sandy- you can put the Breastflow nipples and rings on any wide mouth bottle (IE Born Free wide mouth, or even Playtex I think). Cora Lee doesnt use hers anymore. PM me your address, I'll send you her nipple and ring and you can try it if you'd like.
Wow, that is good to know. We have both types of bottles (Platex Drop-Ins and Breastflow) and I've never thought to try switching the nipples when Allen gives Will his nightly EBM bottle. I can't believe I didn't think of that ...tyfs
Anne, mommy to five:
Lillian, born 12-24-10
Will, born 10-19-07
New little one, due 9-19-2012
Lucas Robert, born to Jesus @ 18 weeks on 12-26-08 (due 5-28-09)
Ectopic Angel 10-24-06
Thanks, ladies! You guys are just a wealth of information! I'll have to ask my LLL leader about a bf-friendly GP, that's a great idea. I am definitely going to check out the fenugreek (having some trouble finding it locally) and see how that turns out.
We've decided to transition Nick out of his swaddlers (he's too long for most of them, and he kicks and squirms while he's in them), so we got out the sleep sacks that had been given to us when he was born. Well, they were all 6-12 months, and our little munchkin was just totally swimming in them! So I drove up to BRU and bought 0-6 months sleep sacks. He looks soooo cute in them!! And he's been doing pretty well, too. Not much of an adjustment so far; he even slept through the night last night without his beloved swaddler. I had been reading horror stories about STTN babies waking up every hour without their swaddlers and was prepared for a loooong night! But he surprised us and slept like an angel.
I also would like to start transitioning him to his crib, but am worried about if that'll be a problem at the babysitter's. She doesn't have a crib there, and our PNP is too big to tote around just for a short stay at her house. Right now he sleeps in his car seat, which is the perfect solution! Not sure how to handle this one... hmm...
So on a fluffier note, while I was at BRU yesterday, I got him a ton of cute new outfits!! I know, I'm bad, but I just couldn't resist the sales. And oh my gosh, they have some *adorable* clothes for little boys! I must admit, a small part of the reason I was excited to be adopting a girl was because everyone always says girls' clothes are so much cuter and there's so much more variety when you go shopping. But I can honestly say that I'm having just as much fun shopping for Nick that I did shopping for our adoption! I got him a sailor hoodie and matching pants, a red cable knit sweater and a little pilot shirt since Tim is in the Air Force. I showed Tim my loot and he jokingly said, "Oh my God, you're going to turn him into some kind of fashion boy aren't you??" I think that particular fate is inescapable by any child of mine!
PS - His great-aunt got him a sailor onesie, you can see part of it in the picture. I wonder why sailor stuff is so popular now??
have you thought maybe of getting something like this for at the sitters??
this particular one is rediculously expensive, but you get my drift, a little less than a pack and play, but more than a laundry basket. lol!
what a cutie!!
Ooh, great idea, Lisa! I had no idea there even was such an invention as a "travel crib". I wish our PNP wasn't so bulky, but we had bought the cushiest one we could find thinking that Nick would be sleeping in there for his first few months. Ha!
or if you'reo pen to the idea of a used one, you could check a second had baby store for a pack n play to leave there. that's where my mom got hers for us to use when we go to stay with them.
Lisa, you're full of the good ideas! I will have to look into a gently used one; although Tim might take a little bit of convincing - he's a total snob!
Nick's first day at the babysitter was a total, resounding success!! She said he did really well. I left him for three hours, but I spent the first half hour hanging out with them both so that he wouldn't think I just tossed him into her arms and abandoned him. He kept looking at me and smiling, and then he turned to look at her and his lip came out! So she bounced him and walked with him and he was fine. He still wouldn't stop looking at me, though! So then I left, went to my appointment and called Tim like a zillion times to see if he had called over there, and just to talk to him so he would reassure me. He told me that Nick was just fine, so I felt better. When I got back, the babysitter said he was napping, but she went to get him. As soon as he saw me, his face just broke into a huge grin! He started kicking his arms and legs and just got so happy! It was just adorable. The babysitter's husband was there too, and they both seemed to genuinely love Nick (of course, who wouldn't? ). That made me feel a LOT better to see that the husband was good with him, too. She said that after I left, he went down for a nap with nary a peep. Then he woke up and got fussy so she fed him, and then he played with his toys and took another nap! And that was that. She said he was a total sweetheart, and she had a lot of fun watching him. She also commented on him being a really easy baby! I had told her that, but I don't think she truly knew how easy till she watched him. They're TTC right now, so I could tell that they were both just enveloped in the baby love. All in all, a total success! We are definitely going to use her again. *Sigh of relief* I was afraid that something bad would happen, even though I know her and interviewed her, and checked references and Tim did background checks on both of them. It's just scary, you know? It's like leaving a huge piece of you with someone and trusting them to do the right thing.
After speaking to some people on my birthboard and IRL, I have decided that I need to get out more! And also, WE need to get out more as a family. We don't go ANYwhere with Nick, and that means we don't go anywhere together period. So that has to change! The weather is warming up here, so we are going to get a stroller so that we can go out and do more things together. That way I can start walking with Nick everyday, too. This weekend we're going to the park, so that should be fun! I am also going to join a yoga class so I have some me time for me. I might also go to the library one night a week to study instead of doing it here at home. I just feel so cooped up and stir-crazy. I really just need to get out more and get some fresh air and see some new things besides the walls of our house. Feels good to have made this decision!
Nick is in one of his cute new outfits, so as soon as he wakes up from his nap I'll take a picture and post it here!