Category Archives: nursing

Snarky nose and the mimics…

Otter has suffered a snarky nose this week. He gets really really stuffed up at night and during the earlier part of the day. Luckily, I discovered a way to destuff him, though it had an interesting side effect. You can’t medicate a baby without a doctors visit, and I was trying to think of some way to help him breathe without putting him in the bathroom with the shower running all night. When Monkey is stuffy I slather her in Vick’s Vapo Rub. I guessed his skin would be too sensitive for it, so I put Vick’s Vapo-Rub on my breast while he was nursing. It worked! He can breathe almost immediately! It makes for a much happier baby.

Of course, while my mom was holding him yesterday she was sucking on a halls cough drop and he started trying to nurse. So he has developed an unusual response to the smell of menthol…

He has also started to mimic me, I have been stealing little kisses from him, leaning over, kissing his mouth, and saying “Ooops! Mommy stole a kiss!”. This morning, he leaned into my face, puckered his mouth (not very well, but he tried!) and banged his mouth on mine!! Otter stole a kiss! So I stole one, and he did it again! All morning we stole little kisses from each other. It was a wonderful way to spend part of a day.

Babies are so sweet!

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It felt like he was nursing endlessly…

and he was! Of course, he gained 17 ounces and grew another inch and a half in one week, so it makes sense that he would nurse about 30-45 minutes out of every hour to hour and twenty minutes!

Yes, my son, the future defensive lineman, or perhaps, the Incredible Hulk Baby, as Tracy has suggested. (Baby mad! Baby want food!)

My life is pretty much nurse, eat, nurse, bathroom break, nurse, eat, nurse, sleep, nurse, eat, etc. Everytime we have gone somewhere, I have had to nurse him in the car or the store/dressing room/at the table at least twice while we are gone. This is after nursing him before we left. Of course, once we return, we have to nurse again.

At least the madness comes with many snuggles.