Well, I put on my big girl pants and left Logan overnight!
I had been dreading it for weeks. Lucas’ company got us tickets to the Broncos game and from the moment Lucas told me that we needed to leave Logan and just have a trip to ourselves I had been dreading it.
I thought for sure that I was going to cry. That I was going to miss him and be miserable the whole time that we were gone. But to my shock…I didn’t cry…and it was actually really nice to behave like an adult again. After 6 months of being consumed with diaper changes, baby entertainment, constant breastfeeding, fit-throwing, and few and far moments in between of alone time, it was nice to just not have to think. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom and staying home to take care of Logan, but wow…what a great mind break it was.
And funny enough, now I feel more ready to leave him during the day. I feel like now I’ll be calling the grandparents up more to watch him for a few hours on the weekend while I just have some me time. I realize now how important it is.
The hardest part was my boobs and not really having an opportunity to pump them as often as I would nurse Logan. They would get so huge and engorged by the end of the day. I didn’t have a way to safely get the milk back home either, so I ended up throwing out almost 40 ounces of milk. I wanted to cry over that. I never thought I’d be so attached to my milk.
Before we went out of town we went to the doctor for Logan’s 6 month check up and all went well. Logan weighs 20.8 pounds and is 27 1/2 inches long. 90th percentile for growth! However, she was a little concerned with Logan’s head size. She said it’s measuring off the charts, I think it was 18 inches [??? I can’t remember because I kind of started to go in to nervous mom mode]. Her concern is that he may have hydrocephalus or “water on the brain”. She said she’s not too worried yet, because he look very proportionate, but she wants us to come back in 4 weeks to have his head re-measured. So, I have no clue what to think.
We then started talking about solids. I told her my plan to use Baby Led Weaning, she had never heard of it, so I had to explain it a little to her. Her biggest concern was the chance of Logan choking. She also mentioned that he might get constipated since his body doesn’t know yet/isn’t familiar with eating real food. But other than that she said she didn’t have a problem with me offering him a wide variety of foods and letting him explore things on his own.
Then came the shots. I hate them! He also go the flu vax [which comes in two parts, so when we go to get his head re-measured they will give him the 2nd shot]. It’s been a week since we went to the doctor and these shots seem to have him completely out of whack. At least I think it’s the shots, who knows. He is all the sudden throwing crazy fits. He cries when I go to lay him down, and not like little cry, I’m talking screaming cries. He seems to get frustrated so quickly now. And just seems to be in a grumpy mood. I remember him getting like this after the 4 month shots and then it wore off, so I’m thinking that’s what it is. Anyone have any advice or thoughts?
Over the last few days I’ve decided to stick to the pureed foods for just a few weeks. Like the doctor mentioned, it seemed like Logan was having a hard time getting his little poops out. So I want his system to get familiar with having something other than breast milk and then I’ll start him back on the baby led weaning because I totally believe in it…and Logan really enjoys being able to eat and explore on his own. When I feed him now he doesn’t want me to put the spoon to his mouth, he takes it from me and does it himself! We’ve had oatmeal, peas, squash, carrots, and peaches and he loves them all! I still sneak in a few banana hunks for him to nibble on. Oooh and I got him some Baby Mum-Mums too and he LOVES these! They are perfect for keeping him entertained during our grocery store trips.
We’ve started using a sippy cup now, since the doc said he can have up to 6 ounces of water a day. I got the Nubby cups for him after reading a few other blogger’s reviews. The pro to these cups was the handles, makes it easier for baby to hold, the locking lid, and the mouth sipper. Logan has no idea how these cups work so I have to keep tipping the cup up high for him to get any water out of it. Then he chokes because he hasn’t learned how to drink right from it, so the sippy cup is a work in progress. But, he loves it. When I take it away he starts to cry. I can’t handle all this crying and fit-throwing. I gotta start figuring out how I’m going to deal with that.
And a side note to our feedings, we’ve been feeding Logan on top of the kitchen table in the Bumbo chair with the little tray on it because the person who I ordered the highchair from had said it was on backorder until October 10. Well after a few days and still no high chair, I asked for a refund and purchased the high chair through a different site. So, on Friday our OXO Tot Sprout High Chair will be here!! I can’t wait!
[And for the record, we don’t style Logan’s hair like this. When we wash it I comb it to the side and he wakes up with this little chia pet hair sticking straight up!]
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