Wednesday, June 10, 2009


So being a new mommy, I'm not sure what to do. Lilly is becoming bored with the things she has, which isn't really much I guess. She isn't all that into her play mat because that requires her laying on her back. I'm not really sure what a 7 week old should be "playing" with.

I think I'm going to try more and more with the play mat cause she likes the toys and sounds, she just doesn't like to be on it for long periods of time. Besides that, what kind of toys should she have?

Things are going well with the baby sitter and I'm really wishing she would do it full time, but I know that isn't an option. Leaving her today was pretty hard, I think harder than the first day only cause I'm starting to miss her more the longer I'm away. I love that when I get home B lets me cuddle with her. We've started this pattern that I take care of her at night and he takes care of her in the morning. He really enjoys giving her bottle first thing in the morning, she's very cuddly then.

Also, I'm trying really hard to feed her off the breast for her two feedings at night now. It was really painful last night though. I'm not sure what to do about it. She basically causes blisters on the end of my nipple. It won't hurt when she is constantly sucking because she gets the nipple far enough back, but then she sucks in spurts and that's when it starts to hurt because the latch changes. Any suggestions on how to get her to keep sucking to make sure her latch doesn't change? Once she gets lazy she won't open her mouth wide either so taking her off and putting her back on gets frustrating cause I have to do it so many times.

Happy hump day everyone!


  1. Miles also seems to be getting bored. We recently put the toy bar on the bouncy seat and he bats at those toys. He also will hold (if I put in his hand) a rattle and likes that a lot. I think we have a few toys that can attach to the car seat handle so I'm going to try those this week. I am very nervous about leaving him when I go back to work too. :-( TEARS
    He sometimes comes off the boob and relatches only on the nipple which hurts like a BIA so I just take him off and back on again. Annoying, but certainly less pain.

  2. Oh!! I missed your post yesterday!!! So Sorry!! I know what you meant about getting bored with the toys. Nathan has seemed to have lost interest even in his bouncy seat, and since he isn't sitting up on his own yet, he can't go into his activity saucer or even his jump up yet. For the most part he seems to want to have me talk to him and do interactive things like pay peek a boo with him, but that gets time consuming and I am still trying to keep my household running!!

    As far as the nursing thing goes, I got a couple blisters when I first started out and oh it was so painful trying to get past it, but eventually I guess my skin toughened up and the blisters stopped forming. Have you tried stroking Lilly's cheek when she doesn't latch on fully, usually it will irritate them just enough that they will open their mouths wider, either forcing them to relatch properly, or it gives Mom a chance to press more of the nipple into the mouth, which makes a more comfortable latch.

    I dunno, hope that helps some.


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