Friday, November 19, 2010

10 months yesterday

Ben is getting so big. He was 10 months old yesterday. He is still nursing strong. I am pumping once a day at work still and I am keeping up with his needs. He loves to eat off of my plate. He wants nothing to do with baby food at all. He really doesn't like spoons or forks near his mouth. He will take food off of my fingers just fine. I weighed him the other day and he weighs a little over 19 pounds. He feels like he weighs more. He has four teeth in now. Well the two top have broken through but they haven't come in all the way. Ben is such a good baby. I hate to label a child like that but it is true. He must know he is number 7 and his mom is 36 years old!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumping at the board

I am so glad my boss made me take my pump with me today. I am at a local board of education at a meeting as part of my job.  Mainly I am just waiting around waiting my turn to day a simple "yes" or "no". It seems like I will be here for hours. Well, the powers that be broke for lunch so I broke to pump. The picture shown is where I was offered to pump.  At least the woman who showed me to the room was a bit uncomfortable with the fact that was the only space with a lock. She did find me a chair though. A mom has to do what she has to do.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Now all he wants is Mama

For a while there it seemed like Ben didn't care too much for nursing. Now he barely takes his bottle during the day full of breastmilk form Dad or big sister. He just waits for me to come home. Some days it is almost 10 hours. He still isn't eating much food except for exploration so I imagine he is starving when I get home. If Dad is lucky he may take 4 ounces total during the day. I guess just like us adults each baby is different too. He has his likes and dislikes and they are apt to change at a moment's notice.