Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Normal

Well, the last couple of days have been quite challenging. It has been a big adjustment for all of us! Monday wasn't so bad but yesterday was a nightmare all the way around! I'll give you the short version...

Saw woke up around 6:30 and I fed him and changed him and finished getting our stuff together. This is the face I got when I told him he was going to daycare, Ha!

So, Keith and I both take him and drop him off around 7:30. I had good intentions to take a picture but I was so overwhelmed giving the teacher instructions (because she couldn't possibly know how to take care of MY baby - I'm sure they love first time moms!) and saying goodbye while trying not to break down and sob that taking a picture was the furthest thing from my mind! Oh well..I took some at home so that will have to do! Anyway, the daycare calls me around 9:45 and of course I'm in the restroom and miss it...go figure. But I call right back and the director tells me that he isn't taking his bottle and ask if there is some sort of trick. Um..no! Granted, we haven't given him that many bottles but when we have he has sucked them down no problem! So, I tell her maybe he just isn't hungry yet and we decide they will wait a while and try again. Well, they try again and he is still fighting it. They did finally get him to take 2 oz around 11:00 but by about 12:00 I had convinced myself he was starving so I went to get him. He wouldn't take the bottle from the teacher while I was there or from me but I nursed him there and he ate like he was starving! So we just came on home. Only to discover that Cooper has decided to go #2 in his crate. So, then I had to bath him (and literally pull poo out of his hair), clean his crate and wash his blankets. At this point it was 2:45 and I still hadn't eaten lunch. I was pretty much done with this day! Awful!!

I tried to give him a bottle around 5 at home and he wouldn't take it either but when Keith got home at 5:30 he tried and he took it no problem! And Keith didn't have any trouble giving him a bottle on Monday. I guess he has the touch!
Yesterday was a much better day for Sawyer. He only took 3 oz from his first bottle this morning but by 1:30 he sucked down all 5 oz. Poor guy must have been starving! And he took another 4 from a bottle at 4:20. So, I think maybe he is starting to catch on. Like I said...we are all learning and adjusting!
I know it will get easier and we will all be fine. But it's been tough. I miss him. As busy as I am at work my mind constantly drifts back to him...wondering if he is okay. Guess I better get used to this because I've been told it will be like this the rest of my life. But that's okay...I consider it a blessing. The biggest one in my life!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

To bad your video monitor doesn't reach that far.

GB

BeLLa said...

tipper - it is such a blessing to have a child and then be able to watch them become a parent. you are a great mommy and yes, get use to worrying because you will never stop.

these pics are so sweet, clearly saw has his mom wrapped....xoxo

Allison said...

He is soooo darn handsome in these pictures! I love that little smile! Look forward to us hanging out soon.

H2's Mommy said...

He looks just like Keith in the first picture. Such a cute little guy!

Jennrob said...

You poor thing. It's hard leaving them especially your first child. I am so blessed because my mom watches them. The comforting fact is that they may play games if they are not getting what they want or the way they want to be fed, but once that hunger strike hits, games over! I hope the rest of your week went well. Oh and I LOVE that last picture. It's like he KNOWS how handsome he is!