Kudos to you Tara for being able to keep that up!
I am curious...is it because you are worried about what is in the artificial nipples? As in BPA and toxins? I know there are good brands out there like Born Free and Dr. Brown's for two examples.
If its strictly an attachment thing, I respect you for being able to do that.
I know I couldn't!
I am doing my form of AP by staying home, with our sleeping together, by wearing him as much as I can but I have to say I love being able to give my DH the opportunity to feed him as well when I pump a bottle. Its only once a week but its very special to them both for bonding. I make sure the bottles we use are BPA free of course.
He does get it straight from the bewb 90% of the time.
I guess then in your case, I wouldn't leave her home even on your birthday b/c it doesn't sound like its what you would want the most and you should have it your way on your day of course.
You have never left her before for an evening and to leave her w/o milk when she is used to having access to drink and cuddle with you 24-7 will be traumatic I think.
If she has never taken from a cup, I would worry about your mama trying that. The syringe thing would work but would be a hassle for your mama especially if Ally is upset when she is trying to give it.
I think you might be happiest in your case to keep her close to you.
Jana: That was beautiful the way you put that!
Passionate: I will pm ya!
Em: I never thought about it being from drool but man oh man, did Jasper have the biggest runniest poop of his life today.
I reacted right away when he did it and still it rolled down his leg past his wool interlock covers no less, got on his leg, socks, bootie, the floor, the change pad, me and my outfit.
It literally was a shit storm!
Carrie: thanks soooooo much for the Lucky Child link info the other day!
I got my package today and I love my Gypsy Mama gauze wrap. Its beautiful...a shade of pure crimson and will be nice and light for the warm season I have ahead here in LA. The bamboo stuff is amazing.
I wish I had bought more. I now only want to put him in bamboo. It feels to the touch like the softest silkiest cotton you have ever touched and it is antibacterial naturally plus keeps baby 3 degrees cooler in warm weather and wicks. So, I foresee that bamboo will be great to put him in when doing wraps to keep him from sweating.
I got him a onesie in moss green and a top in fawn. The next size up, I got him a dark brown top and a green polo top. I wish I had gotten more like I said...wah.
I feel like I am yapping now b/c I don't want this forum to be locked.
ps- Re. FB, they do have an area on our group where you can start topics and people can post replies. We definitely should start using that area more. Its where people were posting their forum names.
Crabby, thanks for the book rec. I will pick it up. We have been going hogwild with buying/getting books for Jasper. We are both serious readers/writers (and I know writing and smarts run in your family as well!) so we want him to love reading as much as we do.
He does seem to naturally love them though.
Earlier this afternoon, I got him to calm and stop crying by reading him a poetry book for kids I picked up in a shop this past weekend.
Its for older children but the illustrations are so lovely and its rhymey and he loved it. He was laughing out loud.http://www.amazon.com/Creatures-Eart...3191420&sr=1-4