Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Currently...


 So I got my wisdom teeth out two and a half weeks ago.  After the first week, I was having pain in a weird place and something was poking my tongue, so I thought something might be off and went back in.  Turns out that according to the dentist, when they took out my impacted tooth, the jaw bone got stretched out and was poking out into my mouth. He said to give it time and then maybe they could try and shave it down or something if it didn't get better.  I saw another dentist for a second opinion and he numbed me up and tried pushing the bone back into place (he also pulled out a bone spur which is why it was so pointy) but that didn't work so he recommended seeing an oral surgeon vs. the original dentist because the spot is too close for comfort to my facial nerves.  Anyways.....It hurts like crap, I can't eat anything solid without being in so much pain and I don't want to pay anymore money for oral surgery.  I'm pretty frustrated.  Sorry-very long dental saga.

Well since a ton of my shows decided to go on like 4 month breaks in the middle of the season...not okay (I'm looking at you ABC) I have been looking forward to Bachelor Mondays more than anyone should ever look forward to a Monday.  Also Vampire Diaries-Hey all you Damon and Elena fans-how do you like him now?  You can't even justify that last episode. I'll say it again....Team Stefan 4 eva! 

The Olympics.  My Canadian pride is just bursting.  I have commissioned my mom to go to The Bay and get me some of their gear (the toques and mitts are the best) so I can just sit and watch curling it in or something.  The other night I stayed up past midnight cheering on the Canadian slope style snowboarder like he was my own brother (All of the sudden I was SO invested in slope style and looking up things like triple corks) and then feeling legitimately depressed when he was so robbed in the finals.  Seriously, we all know it.  #McMorrisforgold!  

A date. Ben and I haven't been out by ourselves for a long time.  Everett may or may not be a stage 5 clinger and so it is basically impossible to leave him with anyone while he is awake. This Valentines weekend, Ben has to work, so kind of a bummer but all I really want is some Dove chocolates and a future date plan for my favorite kind of night out-dinner and a movie (after Everett's asleep of course-we are whipped.)

Everett's first birthday!! I can't even believe he will be one in two weeks.  We are planning a little ice cream get together (Everett LOVES ice cream but I think he may be allergic..hmm...) I want to go freaking all out pinterest motherboy on this shin-dig, but the husband and the budget won't allow.  It will be simple and fun but you know I want to see Everett destroy a cake with his face!  I have also been really nostalgic for the last year as it gets closer.  I am putting together a 'one year book' for him and making a little video of all our home videos.  Ben says I am setting a very high standard for our future children.  I will show you the book and video when I am done!

Weaning.  I know I am ready to start the process of weaning Everett from breastfeeding.  I am looking forward to the little bit of increased freedom I will have. (I have never been away from him longer than 3 hours since he was born, and that has only been twice)  I just don't know if Everett is ready?  My main concern is he will never sleep again, because that is basically the only way he will go down and he has never been very good at a bottle.  Should I go straight to whole milk?  A bottle or a sippy cup?  Do I give him a bottle in the middle of the night when he wakes up now?  How much milk will he need?  I need to read up on it, do any of you have weaning tips that helped?

5 comments:

kevdking said...

I am weaning right and struggling with night feedings as well. So let me know what you find out. Annie HATES anything but breast-milk and water. Honestly gags on whole milk and formula. During the day wen pretty smooth though, I just give her a little drink of water and cuddle her before naps and basically just stuff her full of solid foods while she is awake.

kevdking said...

Oops, didn't realize Kevin was signed in so this is actually Breanne King :)

Brynn Snyder said...

With morgan I went straight to no bottle and just did a sippy or cup of water, I didn't really give her a ton of milk.

With McKell I gave her a bottle of milk (and I regret giving her a bottle, since she never took a bottle till then).

Jamie said...

Reid would NOT take a bottle or any form of milk, formula etc and was a major comfort nurser and I always gave in just to get back to bed. We had already sleep trained him though (after he started waking up every 2 hours and I was turning into a zombie), so night time feedings weren't a huge issue. So i pumped for a week until he got used to the bottle since it was still breast milk, he finally gave in and took the bottle. After 2 successful days of the bottle with 100% breast-milk, I did a 90/10 breast milk to whole milk ratio for a day, then 80/20 for a day, then 50/50 for a couple days so he got used to the taste. Then he started taking whole milk like a champ by the end of the week and still loves it. It also helped with my end of the weaning (hello super painful engorgement), so I was pumping less and less each day during the week and then it wasn't near as bad to dry up:) Every baby is different though. I got that advice from a few other moms and it worked awesome even if it's a battle for the first couple days and it's a pain to get up and fix a bottle in the middle of the night! Good luck!!!

Rachel said...

Luke was difficult to get started on milk too. He would never take a bottle so I went straight to a sippy (no sense in training him to like a bottle only to switch to a sippy later on). He hated drinking milk or breast milk from the sippy at first. He'd scream and I'd give in and nurse him anyway at night. Eventually, Travis would drink milk out of a regular cup and he'd take sips from it- because all of a sudden it was super cool to drink what daddy was. Then we'd let him watch us pour it in his sippy and he'd drink it. It took several weeks (I was only nursing to bed art his point. He was night weaned. It's up to you if you want to offer Everett milk in a sippy at night... He would be okay without it by now. I would put Luke down with a water sippy at night because he would wake up thirsty and he had that). You could try warm milk too, but thankfully Luke caught on to dad's cold milk and didn't require that step.
Another thing you could try is chocolate milk (try the carnation breakfast so it has some nutrients). Don't add a ton, just flavor it a little, and slowly decrease the amount over time so eventually it is just regular milk. Good luck! (Oh, and for how much.. I think about 3 sippys worth. Your ped. Can give you the required oz, I can't remember the number anymore)

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