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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Parker took a bottle the day he was born, and for the five days following because we had to give him formula to help clear his jaundice. Because Parker is breastfed, after those initial days we gave him a bottle once a week or so. I found I had to pump 1-3 times to get enough for one feeding, and when he was eating every two hours it didn't leave a lot of time to pump. Due to the infrequency of bottles, it became increasingly difficult for him to take one. About 6 weeks ago, knowing I would be going back to work and Parker would be in some sort of daycare, he would have to take a bottle. So started the search for the right nipple for the big guy. 7 nipples later, we found the right one, but the battle was not over yet. He still was not too keen on eating from a bottle and would put up quite a fuss. I thank the Lord that he blessed me with patience because it was required to get where we are today. After about a month of a bottle a day (we started with only getting down a half an ounce!) Parker will latch to a bottle like a pro. Once en and I could successfully feed him a bottle without fussing, it was time for someone else to try. So, this weekend both Grampa and Mimi fed the big guy a bottle. It was so great to see! Now this means Ben and I can finally both leave Parker without having to worry about his feedings...I see a date night in our near future!!!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Parker has recently been playing by sitting in his bumbo rather than lying on the ground. This gives everything a whole new look that he seems to be really enjoying! On occasion Parker will actually hold on the edge of his toy and stand, of course with be right there to catch him.
Yesterday was absolutely beautiful in the Seattle area reaching up to 66 in the afternoon. Parker and I took that opportunity to head into Seattle to meet Ashley for a walk around Greenlake. After the walk and a feeding, Ashley had a chance to play with Parker. He was all smiles, cooing and showing Ashley his new obsession - his hands. All in all it was the perfect way to spend a gorgeous spring day!!!