I can't believe Eli is already 4 weeks old today! Time is flying! He's growing sooo fast and is such a joy. We're getting pretty consistent 2-3 hour sleep periods day and night. Nursing is getting better everyday. I still have to take ibuprofen for the pain, but my poor nipples are finally healing since I started pumping a couple bottles a day for him. I feel bad that I had to start bottles so early, but it was necessary because no matter what I did, my nipples would bust back open everyday with him nursing every 1-2 hours when he's awake. Luckily, we haven't had any problem going between the breast and the bottle. The chiro works on him weekly to loosen up his jaw/cheeks, etc. Hopefully we can go back to 100% nursing in the next week or two.
My older son has really seemed to adjust well, but we just found out that he started biting at daycare! He has always been such a good kid and apparently he was devastated by his first "time out" at daycare for biting. I know a lot of toddlers go through this, but you never want your kid to be "the biter"! We've had several calm and loving conversations about how serious biting is and how much it hurts....I only hope it's sinking in and he doesn't do it again! I don't know if it has anything to do with some internal stress from the new baby, or if it's just coincidental that it started now. Today, I really made an effort to focus on him and do what he wanted....so after the chiro we went and he got a haircut, went to the library, and played outside (in the sun) with his umbrella. The things 2 yr olds want to do!
Next week we leave for sunny Florida! I keep thinking I should start making my packing list now in order to finish by March 8th!