Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Day 51 - Electric pumps, cherry blossoms and irrational fears oh my!

We had a very full day yesterday.

Bob's boss and his family were going to look at the cherry blossoms and invited us along.

I was excited about going, but concerned about breastfeeding. We got an electric breast pump over the weekend, so I decided to try to use it yesterday. Little Elvis had a different idea -- he wanted to eat every hour. That didn't give me any chances.

We decided that I would just try to feed there. Although at 3 p.m. I did manage to pump an ounce.

The cherry blossoms were pretty, and we ended up sitting under trees while most of my body and Little Elvis were covered by a blanket. It was definitely the prettiest place I've ever fed him.

It was also great showing off our little angel. Bob's boss has two kids, ages 3 and 7, and it was fun to see what Little Elvis will be doing in a few years.

He didn't sleep on the drive home. We fed him twice and Bob was able to get him into bed and asleep at 11 p.m. This is huge, he's been fighting sleeping at night since last Wednesday.

So, what do I do? I decide I can't hear him breathing and put my hand on his chest, waking him and Bob up.

Do you have irrational fears about your babies?


Blogger Dawn said...

Totally - I still do that... hand on the chest, wake the kid up, smack self in the head - and that's after #3! I worry when I can't hear him on the monitor while I'm downstairs, because it's so sensitive, I SHOULD be able to hear his breathing. When I can't, I'm convinced he's smothered. It's awful!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

It's not an irrational fear to worry about SIDS.

I never touched Gage to wake him up just to make sure that he was still alive...but I loooooooked & listened really hard just to make sure he was breathing.

It's a new parent thing. You're not irrational!

11:06 AM  

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