Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rookie Mom

Paul had his two month checkup today. I was telling the pediatrician how Paul hates bottles and it's a struggle to get him to take them. He asked a few questions and I said yes, it's bottled breastmilk, yes people other than me are doing the bottle-giving, yes I'm out of the room (usually out of the house), and yes we've tried regularly (we didn't wait too long to introduce the bottle). Then he said "Have you tried different types of bottles/nipples?"

Umm.....no. How did I miss such an obvious thing? With Meg, I was ready to try every bottle on the market, but she liked the first one we tried (Medela - came with the breast pump) and I kind of forgot other brands existed.

Add to that the fact Paul has an eye infection he caught from me and...yeah. Oh well.

I've kind of been on auto-pilot. I breastfeed the same way, change diapers the same way, and prepare bottles the same way. I thought "yeah, all babies are different...Paul sleeps even better than Meg did!" and left it at that. Sometimes you forget there are ways of doing things other than the way you've always used!

P.S. Paul is 14 lbs 6 oz - 96th percentile for weight. I guess breastfeeding like I always have is working out just fine!


  1. Oops. I'm sure you're doing fine though.

  2. If it makes you feel any better, I've been the same way the second time around. Feeding solid foods to the second? It took me almost two more months to get to than with the first kid and I've only fed her a few things. I keep forgetting to introduce anything new.

    It sounds like Paul is very healthy. Don't sweat it.

  3. This was such a great reminder! Even though I don't have a new baby : ( I do sometimes forget that I can do things differently with my job or my kids or whatever : ) I just get used to doing things the same way and I don't change. Change is always good, right?