Thursday, March 20, 2008

Burp him-- ER, just thump it...

oh man, he's so cute when he sleeps on his side
catching an afternoon nap together
Moby wrap. I LOVE IT
Dr. Evil ?

the bear suit! Good for cold weather-- Owen loves it. Dad just had to put him in this... Matt loves it, actually

Kay I sware to post something worthy of mommy bloggers nation-wide soon. Kudos to Mary Jessica for doing so...

In the adventures of Owen-landia, I discovered something quite valuable (thanks to Amy Spangler) of Amy's Babies--Amy is the mother of a friend (Adam) from high school. She is the AUTHORITY on breastfeeding and that is an understatement. She actually wrote a great breastfeeding resource book, check out those links. Anywhoo Owen was having what I thought to be fussy/colicky episodes around his pooping and gaseous times-- also known to Matt and I as the alien cries. Boy was I wrong, the little guy doesn't mind pooping at all. He was fussing because he had gas bubbles in his stomach that I wasn't releasing because I wasn't being "aggressive" enough with my burping. Soooo ladies, mommies, grandma's, etc... cup that hand over that baby's back and thump that little dude firmly. Amy recommended I do this prior to nursing, mid-nursing and of course the popular after-nursing. Anyway, like magic, his fussing went away during nursing and I got a few more smiles and happy baby vibes. In any case, I am cutting out dairy (just to test it for 14 days) because Matt has a dairy sensitivity and I don't want my little guy to be in pain because of cow's milk. It's worth a try, plus if you know me, dairy is a main staple for me so I should probably shed some weight pronto. I mean no Dairy Queen for 2 weeks?? Unheard of--- now of all the things I sacrificed for this baby... this is the ringer.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

burp baby before feeding, during feeding...I remember that now! How could I have forgotten so much? I love the pictures - Owen, what's with the litte finger? How cute...