Serafina - my kiddo is growing like a weed as well! She's 7 pounds now, meaning she gained 3/4 of a pound in a week! No wonder she's eating constantly. :P Her newborn sized clothes are pretty much at their end, which I'm happy about because I only had 6 or so newborn sleepers and onesies, but I have craploads of 0-3 stuff (I honestly expected her to be so much bigger at birth that I didn't bother with the NB or the NB diapers, I wish I had now!) She fits in her Thirsties Duo Size 1 covers now, and the preemie prefolds I'm using are about stretched to capacity, but luckily I can bikini fold them and use a Snappi. She just needs a pound or two more and we can get into the next prefolds.
So, I was setting myself up to breastfeed this afternoon, and I grabbed the pillow and set Norah down on it in position. As I leaned over to grab my nipple shield, the little monkey reached up and just latched on to my nipple! I couldn't believe it! She's been so resistant to the nipple without the shield, and just like that, bam! She nursed for a bit, but she did get confused after she let it go - but it was just a bit of a snack nurse, so she didn't get upset, she just went to sleep. I think it was because I had recently pumped and my nipples were a bit swollen. I'm going to nurse for the rest of the day, and see if I can get her to do it again. :)
Every day we make some progress, which really keeps my spirits up regarding the breastfeeding. She's a smart baby, and I know we'll be nursing exclusively and without the shield eventually. :)