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Ruby - I am not a BTDT mom on this subject, but I am with the pumping and I just want to say not to stress yourself out about the pumping. I hate doing it and might have to bump up to 4 times a day. Today I pumped three times and got 16oz and yesterday Gabby ate 18oz at daycare, so at this rate I will start burning through my supply that I have frozen. Anyway what I was trying to get at is that I hate it too, but what helped me was getting a hands free bra to wear - not sure what your setup is. If you don't pump very often then you can take an old bra or sports bra worked well for me and cut holes into it. that way I could at least still be on the computer or do other things while pumping. it helps get me through the hour and a half to two hours a day that I spend pumping.
GL and I have a feeling that we will be following in Maxim's footsteps with the solids as it sounds like Gabby is having the same start that Maxim did...so all this advice your getting is helping me too. As I want to nurse Gabby about the same amount of time. SO thanks for asking the questions here so we can all share in the knowledge.
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Ruby- We use the advent sippy cups. They don't leak which is great as we had issues with leaking. I went through at least 4 or 5 cups trying to find one that doesn't leak and he loves them. However, he had the advent bottles and we did a cup from the bottles as they have the parts to transition to the cup from the bottle and on to the advent cups. Hope that helps.
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Christine - YEAH!!! How awesome! Hope you can catch her on video.
Ruby - I hear you on the pumping. I can just imagine how frustrating it would be to have to pump twice as much. I definitely didn't think it would be as hard as I am finding it is...and just the want to actually do it. I love the nursing part, and I love the fact that I don't have to pay for formula, but I really hate pumping...
AFM - We are trying to get back to our new normal. We had a few rough nights of sleeping over the weekend on our vacation and she is back to sleeping in her crib. I blogged about it today, so if you want more detail check out my blog (the black and white pic of gabby below). We took her swimming this weekend and that was fun for me. She didn't like it, but didn't not like it, if that makes sense. Our city's community ed has swimming lessons in June, so I am going to sign her up for them. I am super excited about it. She will be just under 10 months then so I think it will be a lot of fun for her and I to do it.