One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

End of the Weekend... & End of BFing

Well -- it is Sunday night, and that means back to work tomorrow. I can't help but get a little sad on Sunday nights sometimes. I wish the weekends were longer! Tomorrow it is back to work for me & Trav, back to daycare for Evelyn, and back to an empty house during the day for Cocoa. :( At least we had a nice weekend. We spent a lot of time together as a family. I guess that makes the transition to Monday a little bit easier...

Evelyn is feeling better. I think her teeth were starting to move or something on Monday. Her fever went away, and never came back. She has been feeling great all week -- but she is drooling more than ever! She actually has gotten a few little bumps on her chin (a rash kinda) from the irritation of the drool I think. I can't wait for the first tooth!!

I am doing better now, too. I stopped breastfeeding and pumping for good last week. I slowly started introducing formula the past week or so (just mixing a little bit in with her bottle). She doesn't seem to care whether it is formula or my milk -- so that has made the change even easier!

I made it almost 8 months -- I feel like that was pretty good. 6 months was my main goal -- and then I was almost taking it week by week after that. My milk had automatically started to decrease recently (more on that later), so I was already having to start using my freezer stash even before I introduced formula. I pretty much went from about 5 feedings (or pumping sessions) a day, down to 3 for a couple of days, and then 1, and then none. I was a bit uncomfortable for a couple of days -- but I think I am almost back to my normal size now :) I can't wait to wear cute bras again!! And go bra shopping!! My mom had given me a Victoria's Secret gift card, and I wanted to save it until my boobs were back to normal. Now I can't wait to get a pretty bra!

Here is a picture of Evelyn eating bananas -- she loves them!! She has gotten so good at eating. It was a hassle in the beginning, because she didn't know how to open her mouth -- but now meal-time is fun! :)

Here is another picture -- Evelyn hanging out with daddy. :)


mel_fitz said...

Congrats to the boobs. Have fun shopping! Cute pictures.

AJ said...

Very cute pics! Congrats on going 8 months, that is a long time for a working mom!!

Laura said...

Wow! 8 months is impressive! Have fun bra shopping!

Kara said...

Great job on breastfeeding so long. I am glad all is going back to normal and you can buy cute stuff again.

I too hope Evelyn gets a tooth soon. Both my girls had a slight rash on their chin when they first started drooling like crazy. Give her hugs and kisses from me!!