Monday, January 6, 2014

nursing notes.


Wyatt is getting to that age now where he could possibly sleep for longer stretches through the night, but for now he is still waking up 2 or 3 times to eat. Of course it will be nice when he is sleeping more through the night, but I know as soon as that happens I will miss those moments when it's just him & me while the rest of the world sleeps. A few times I've had some really sweet experiences that are so special to me, and I've written them down in my phone, which I am soo grateful for. I already can't wait to read these again in a few years from now. Breastfeeding has had its challenges, but it has been even more rewarding, being Wyatt's sole source of nourishment & comfort. Below are some of my "nursing notes". (I'm kicking myself for not specifying the date I wrote these down. Lesson learned!)

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Earlier this evening I laid his head over my shoulder and held him tightly and kissed his neck & fuzzy shoulders & smelled his hair. He was awake and very still and perfectly content to let me love him. These are my favorite moments. Now it's later in the night after a feeding, and I lay him on my chest. He reaches out his right arm and rests his hand on my shoulder, intentionally so. Completely on purpose his hand rests there, holding onto me. He needs me and heaven knows I need him.

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Wyatt does this epic back bend/stretch every time after he eats, and I just want to bottle it up and have it last forever it's so darn darling.


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I lifted him up to burp him but instead he went totally limp. This is rare. Usually he stays awake while switching sides, but this time he surrendered and lay there on my chest perfectly still for 15 seconds. I felt his steady breaths and put my hand on the back of his head. Those are the moments I wish I could save for later. He woke up not long after, ready to eat some more. 

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Also there was a time when I had just woken up & just started nursing Wyatt when I recollected a dream I had just had: Had a dream that we were out doing something as a family. We had 2 little kids and we were walking in a museum-like hallway and for whatever reason I was being kind of grumpy. I didn't want to be there and I must have been vocalizing that to Aaron, because he said to me: "Just be happy!" Normally I would have gotten defensive, but instead I smiled with all my might and got my 2 babies to giggle as I chased them down the hallway. And my family was happy, just because I chose to be.  



*PHOTOS TAKEN WHILE NURSING WYATT AFTER CHURCH ON SUNDAY.