To continue on with the Breastfeeding Saga, Ethan nursed all day today.... and not just immediately after a nap, but alllll day. He kept asking, I kept giving, we were both happy, it was all good.... I didn't count, but thinking back, he nursed about 10 times. I also haven't pumped since 9pm last night.... such a great feeling, and I do not feel full whatsoever. Usually by 11am I need to pump a bit for relief, but not today.
We were ALMOST bottle free today, but we put him to bed too late (7:30pm) and he got cranky. He did nurse, then fell asleep, then woke up screaming and crying. So I called Ryan to get a bottle, he brought it up quickly, Ethan ate all of 3 sips and fell asleep. So my instinct told me he was just overtired, but of course, I had to challenge it and give a bottle. Honestly, he probably didn't even remember or realize it since he was so tired.
(How yummy are those little pouty lips! And I so want those eyelashes!)
I hope tomorrow he continues. Yesterday he did a bit in between, and today much more... this seems to be his pattern of obtaining new habits or adaptations.
Check out the cute little ring I made. It's just to remind me which side to nurse on. I didn't have a problem before, probably because I was so conscious of it, but lately I seem to be forgetting. Let's see how long this lasts though - I generally either break these things, lose them, or get annoyed with them. (It's already kinda annoying me lol). I may just have to go to the dollar store and pick up some little beaded bracelets.
I'm hoping to sleep tonight...I had a bright idea to get a Latte from Starbucks at 6pm. What was I thinking? I dunno. !!!